VARIETY SELECTION DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE EARLIER EVERY YEAR. IN THE RUSH to secure selected varieties, choices are being made with limited coded trial data and no data from the 2012 grower practices record system. Will it be important to know just how different varieties performed under droughty conditions in 2012? If 2013 remains dry this information could be important for variety selection. Highly intense sales tactics can lead to poorly informed decisions. If you must make early variety selection decisions reserve the right to change your seed orders. Will you be on target with variety selection in 2013?
The early bean crop harvest provides an ideal opportunity to apply lime to these fields this fall. Following a soybean crop with wheat in 2013 would maximize benefits of lime to sugarbeets in 2014.
Critical 2012 Field Observations Impact Future profitability
Very Important: Write down observations NOW - so your details will be remembered and documented next winter.
NDSU/UM Production Practice survey is online now. Please fill out the survey. It will help guide research and education programs in the future. See letter for details.