Corn School: Managing & Maintaining Soil Nutrient Budgets

Just as in money management, investments you make in your farm’s soil nutrient bank account may be short or long term. Depending on the nutrient, crop yields, the weather and soil type, nutrient levels and availability may need immediate deposits or a long-term plan to ensure there’s enough “money” there when the crop needs it.

In this Corn School episode, Bernard Tobin and Aaron Stevanus, market agronomist with PRIDE Seeds, discuss the concept of treating your soil’s nutrient reserves as a bank account, which nutrients are like RRSPs (and which are like cash), and the crop production factors that may require more deposits sooner rather than later.

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RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in agronomy information for your farm.


Wheat prices jump into August — This week in the grain markets

This week, winter wheat prices touched a three-year high, but it didn’t last. Chicago SRW wheat prices for September 2018 gained 5 per cent or about 26 cents US/bushel to close at $5.56. While the December 2018 contract was up 5.4 percent — or nearly 30 cents — to finish a tad under $5.80. In…Read more »


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