It seems to be the latest trend amongst the Regenerative Ag folks to stop using seed-applied fungicides for fear of what they might be doing… Read More »Do seed-applied fungicides harm mycorrhizae?
We tend to be rather complacent about soybean stand uniformity—non-uniform distance between plants as well as non-uniform timing of emergence. As an agronomist, I stopped worrying… Read More »Soybean Stand Uniformity: Does It Matter?
If you have new blades on a Deere planter with the depth mechanism set as shown in this photo, the furrow being cut should be… Read More »Planter Downforce, Depth Settings, and Levelness
If you notice a lot of wear on the depth-adjustment mechanism (the plate with the notches in it, as well as the knob), it’s probably… Read More »‘Cover-Plate’ Wear on JD 60/90/Pro-series Drills
by Matt Hagny, freelance agronomic consultant since ’94[Originally written Nov 2017; updated March 2019] Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, kochia in many regions are now resistant… Read More »Resistant Weeds: Tillage vs Technology (including WEEDit)
We’ve been waiting decades for Deere to come out with improvements to their 90-series no-till drill openers. Now that it’s finally happened, it’s mostly a yawn—almost… Read More »Deere ‘Pro’-series NT drills: Worth it?
We now have Forges de Niaux opener blade assemblies for late-model JD planters (XP & ME5). And with larger bearings than OEM or other aftermarket!… Read More »Super-duty opener assemblies for JD XP, ME5 planters!