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Want to Grow Better Beans?

If crops were pro football players, corn would be the all-pro quarterback, while soybeans would be the benchwarmers. Admit it—corn often receives all the glory, but a lot of farmers tend to treat soybeans as an afterthought. It doesn’t have to be that way, especially...

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Think like a Corn Plant

While it’s tempting to think you’re in control in production agriculture, a real key to success for corn growers is to think like a corn plant. When you pay attention to 5 key controllables, you can stay 7 to 10 days ahead of your crop’s...

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Fertilizer

Want to Cut Your Fertilizer Bill?

As crop input prices soar, what if you could reduce your fertilizer bill, simply based on the soil test you use? It’s possible with the Haney test. The Haney test, which was developed by a farmer-turned-PhD-scientist, measures major nutrients, plus it evaluates various soil health...

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Carbon

Confused About Carbon?

Pop quiz—what’s the most limiting nutrient in crop production? If you guessed carbon, you’re right. There’s a lot of talk today about reducing and removing carbon to protect the environment. But what about managing carbon effectively on your farm to get more from every acre,...

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Fewer Chemicals, Better Biology, Healthier Soil

Fewer Chemicals, Better Biology, Healthier Soil Iowa Crop, Cattle Farm Benefits from the “Recipe for Success”  In farming, one key decision can set a chain of events in motion. This domino effect worked in a good way when Bob Henderson’s sons attended the Iowa Power...

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Boost Your Odds of Success with the Recipe for Success

When Nebraska farmer Brian Hoffman built a slatted, monoslope beef barn in 2017, he wanted to prevent manure from building up. He searched online and found a biology-based solution from ProfitProAG that worked well for him. This made Brian wonder--if putting biology back into the...

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Blogs

Beneficial Microbes

Microbes, Manure and Better Water Quality

When was the last time you heard anyone outside of agriculture praise farmers’ efforts to improve water quality? Livestock producers, in particular, often get blamed for water quality challenges. While many farmers have adopted more eco-friendly farming practices to protect water quality, there’s still a...

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Stalk Rot

Stalk Rot

If drought conditions hit your area this summer, there’s a good chance stalk rot might be lurking in your fields. How do you know if your corn crop is at higher risk for lodging this harvest? Click here to put your crop to the test...

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Fall Armyworms

Fall Armyworms

If you grow small grains like wheat, alfalfa, hay or cover crops, there could be big trouble lurking in your fields right now. Click here to determine if you’re at threshold levels and how to prevent armyworms from destroying your crop.

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Is your pit foaming

If your manure pit is foaming manure pit, you need answers—now. Just ask John Yoder, vice president of manure-handling equipment for Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc., eastern Iowa’s largest retail and wholesale supplier of agricultural products. Plenty of products claim to manage foam, but not all...

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