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  • At the end of the day, soybean yields nearly always hold yield surprises. The 2017 crop was no exception. (DTN file photo)

    Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

    Did your bean yields burst through another yield barrier? Why does the soybean serve up some of the best yields when we least expect it?

  • No one likes to see herbicide injury on soybean seedlings, but the damage is not always as bad as it looks. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois)

    Baby Your Beans - 3

    Is damage to soybeans from PPO inhibitor herbicide costly or just cosmetic?

  • Lofty goals keep soybean grower Zack Rendel, Miami, Oklahoma, pushing. Soybeans are where he knows he needs to up his game yield-wise. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Crummett)

    Baby Your Beans - 2

    This grower aims to get on base in every yield contest.

  • Good genetics is top of the heap when ranking prerequisites for pushing the yield on soybeans. (Photo by Getty Images)

    Baby Your Beans - 1

    High-yield soybean growers stress the need to get an early-season start.

  • Missouri growers will have to park sprayers if they are loaded with dicamba after certain spray dates. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Dicamba Spray Dates

    A special label will alter the dates of dicamba application for Missouri farmers and varies depending on where they live in the state.

  • 10-34-0 had an average price of $355 per ton the second week of November 2017. That was down 13% from a month ago. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Average retail fertilizer prices were a mixed bag the second week of November 2017 with the majority moving higher and a couple moving lower.

  • Members of the Arkansas State Plant Board sit before a mountain of paper containing information supplied by Monsanto in support of dicamba herbicide. It didn't sway the board which voted to limit in-season use of the herbicide. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    More Dicamba Decisions

    The Arkansas State Plant Board voted Wednesday to approve regulatory changes that would prohibit most in-season uses of dicamba herbicide.

  • The Arkansas State Plant Board will contemplate serious restrictions on dicamba Wednesday at a hearing that is expected to draw many voices. The Pesticide Committee of the Plant Board is shown meeting in September. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Public Hearing Heartburn

    The Arkansas State Plant Board is meeting Nov. 8 to decide a measure to severely limit the use of dicamba herbicides in row-crop production in 2018, including the proposal to establish an April 15 cutoff date for the...

  • The overall yield winner of the National Wheat Foundation's 2017 National Wheat Yield Contest was Phillip Gross, of Warden, Washington, with 184.29 bushels per acre. (DTN photo by Julie Waites)

    Wheat Wonders

    The ability of wheat to have impressive yields continues to surprise even the seasoned growers as the second year of a national contest proves.

  • It's a good time to assess how you'll provide nitrogen to the coming corn crop and if you are missing some hidden sources of N in the soil. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

    When planning N applications, account for all nitrogen in the soil, not just nitrate.

  • Only UAN32 and urea prices showed increases during the fourth week of October 2017. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Just two of the eight major fertilizer prices tracked by DTN showed increases for the fourth week of October 2017.

  • By late summer, Travis Albin already had his hopes set high for a big soybean yield. His scouting spotted four-bean pods in his high-yield plot that averaged 85 bushels per acre this fall. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Soybean Yield Lessons

    Villa Grove, Illinois, young farmer Travis Albin spent a good share of his summer with his nose in the rows of his soybean test plots, sniffing for any hint of what inputs and production practices might treat him to...

  • The average retail price of urea was $340 per ton the third week of October 2017, up 9% from a month ago. The price of urea is now 7% higher than it was a year ago. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Four of eight average retail fertilizer prices moved higher during the third week of October 2017 compared to last month.

  • The average retail price of urea was $325 per ton the second week of October 2017, up 5% from a month ago. The price of urea is now 3% higher than it was a year ago. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Half of average retail fertilizer prices were higher and half were lower the second week of October 2017 compared to one month earlier.

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