Climate Insights Archive


April 21, 2017
Hit The Ground Running: How To Make The Most Of Planting Season

Growing up in agriculture, planting season was one of my favorite times of year. The anticipation of seeing the first signs of corn and soybeans coming up through the soil was exci...


April 5, 2017
Rethinking Your Nitrogen Plan: How Advanced Tools Can Help You Maximize Your Applications

As a pattern of warmer-than-usual winters followed by early spring frosts continues, this varying weather can affect your soil conditions – and your nitrogen availability. Becaus...


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Farm for Thought: A Family Legacy Of Forward Thinking

You might say that farming is in my DNA. As a fifth generation Nebraska farmer, I am proud of the agricultural heritage my family has established.

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How Variable-Rate Seeding Can Increase Your Yield

Determining the optimal seeding density for your field is not an easy task, and field variability can make this an even tougher decision. That’s why knowing the optimal seeding rate for the highest yielding and lowest yielding areas of your fields can hav

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Iowa Crops Experience High Yields Despite the Effects of Drought

2017 was a dry growing season in Iowa but yields were better than expected. Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development (

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