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Weeds at Harvest

16 Sep 2021
ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Those scraggly waterhemp plants or that patch of ragweed poking above your soybeans might not look like much right now, but your combine is the perfect machine to help them realize their potential. "Combines are just really, really good weed-seed spreaders," warned Jared Goplen, an Extension crops educator at the University ...

DTN Fertilizer Outlook

16 Sep 2021
By Logan Garcia, Market Reporter - Fertecon, Agribusiness Intelligence, IHS Markit The following is a breakdown of wholesale prices and trends of the various fertilizers for August and early September 2021. AMMONIA Domestic: The U.S. ammonia market remained muted with little activity or market chatter to speak of. With a few nitrogen plants still f...

View From the Cab

15 Sep 2021
DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- There's something almost shocking about the way a crop readies itself for harvest. You do everything possible to keep it growing all summer and -- bam -- a switch flips and it's time to push for the finish line. Kellie Blair is watching it play out on her family farm near Dayton, Iowa. As the milk line moves down the kernel t...

It Starts with Seed - 6

15 Sep 2021
Don't be so quick to discard the seed tag that comes with each seed bag or box. "A lot of people are ordering seed earlier and earlier because of sales incentives," Michigan State University Extension entomologist Chris DiFonzo noted. "If you ordered seed in October, and it got shipped to you in April, that's a long time to try to remember exactly ...

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

15 Sep 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- Retail fertilizer prices continued to show small increases the first week of September 2021, according to sellers surveyed by DTN. However, it's been four weeks since any fertilizer posted significant price changes, which DTN designates as 5% or greater. All eight major fertilizers were higher compared to a month earlier, with potash...
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