While farmers have been getting busy planting, we PFI staff have been getting to work writing up resources to make sure the 2017 season is the best yet for cover crops. Check out these three NEW resources for farmers and crop advisers on the latest recommendations for cover crop selection and best management practices. Cover […]
May 22, 2017
Objective: Quantify the agronomic performance of soybeans when delaying termination of a cereal rye cover crop until after soybean planting.
June 28, 2016
• Neonicotinoid seed treatments in
soybean production are ubiquitous but
recent evidence has called their benefit
to yields and their ecological impact
• Farmer-cooperators compared soybean
yields from soybeans of the same variety
grown from neonicotinoid-treated
seeds and seeds not treated with a
• At each location, there was no measured
effect of seed treatment on
• Given the lack of measured yield
benefit, the economic practicality of
neonicotinoid seed treatments can be
November 19, 2015
Objective: Document all pertinent production and cost information with respect to growing a crop rotation consisting of corn-soybean-winter wheat + legume.
July 6, 2015
Recent interest in micronutrients, such
as boron, has farmers curious about
yield impacts of in-season, foliar applications
of these micronutrients to
• Duane Johnson compared soybeans
that received a foliar application of boron
with those that received no boron.
• There was no measured effect of foliar
boron fertilizer on soybean yield, thus
the cost was not warranted.
April 20, 2015