The Value of Cornstalk Nitrate Test

Stalk Nitrate Test – What does the analysis really say? I came across the following statement in this article, “Cornstalk nitrate test reveals nitrogen application accuracy” by Susan Winser, October 31, 2014 Each test has its role: The cornstalk nitrate test is a snapshot of how close you came to applying the most cost-effective N rate,

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Harvesting Corn Residue

Corn growers harvest a crop, but what do they do with the residue left behind? There are techniques to harvest the corn residue and the following video report talks about these techniques. Today, the buzz is all about cover crops, but corn growers also have options with their current corn cover. Grazing is one option

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How Safe Is Our Beef?

Sustainable Beef versus Conventional Beef Study According to this Consumer Reports Study, sustainable had less bacteria content than conventional. The point here is that all beef has bacteria and needs to not be eaten raw but cooked thoroughly at 160 degrees fahrenheit. Watch this interview and learn more about the study. Also, checkout the response

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Collecting a Stalk Nitrate Sample

Check out this video and learn how to take a stalk nitrate sample from the field. This video does a great job of explaining the process. I would also add that this test works best when samples are collected and sent within a 24-hour period. Check out this page for more information regarding stalk nitrate

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Time may be right to overseed your lawn

This summer has been an unusual one on a number of fronts. I have fertilized twice this summer, (July  and August)  and have constantly battled weeds. Through it all the grass has remained very green and has required very little watering because of the frequent rains. Also, future forecasts for September show September to be a

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Corn – Stalk Nitrate Test

This particular analysis is very popular this time of year. It can help provide information The end-of-season cornstalk test is a good tool for evaluating nitrogen (N) management practices used in any corn field in any year. The test is most valuable when used on field that show no visual signs of N deficiency. Stalk

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Growing Bacteria Experiment

Kids and Teachers – I think everyone should have to do this experiment to get a feel for how prevalent bacteria is in our current culture. Check out this experiment and look at the growth of bacteria on various devices and items we come in contact with everyday. Look at these everyday devices before and

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself From Germs on Planes

This particular video gives some good explanation as to why it is critical to make sure you, as a passenger take precautions each time you fly to protect yourself from germs. This video was made last fall when the Ebola epidemic was in the news almost everyday. You have probably seen this particular scenario. The

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2015 Fall Weather Forecast – Be Prepared!

If you are a grower and/or a company that is related somehow to the fall harvest activities, you will want to read this article. “2015 US Fall Forecast: Fire Danger to Worsen in West; September May Yield Tropical Impact in South” , August 14, 2015 by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer  The first few paragraphs of

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Snow Melt Into Summer

Remember those powerful snow storms that brought the City of Boston to a halt last winter. Can you believe the snow melt from those large piles of snow lasted into July. The last day of melting occurred July 14, 2015. (Source:  CNN) Check out this story and see what these snow piles looked like in

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