Corn+Soybean Digest

What has 2014 taught farmers?

Growers have devised the following strategies to deal with a challenging wet spring and daunting market price forecast:

  • Become more profitable per acre instead of expanding number of acres
  • Monitor financial benchmarks closely
  • Build more resilient soil to cope with weather extremes
  • Devise a sidedress system to cover big acres in narrow windows
  • Invest in fertigation and variable-rate irrigation to offset dry spells
  • Broaden/diversify fertilizer sources and the number of crops grown
  • Reduce soil compaction
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