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  • No-till full-season and double-crop soybeans help Matt Atkinson protect the soil surface and more fully utilize his Kansas farm acres. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Mark Parker)

    Underground Movement - 11

    No-till farmer integrates cover crops into rotation to gain added benefits for row crops and forages.

  • The average retail price of urea was $361 per ton the first week of March 2017. Urea is 5% less expensive compared to a year earlier. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Fertilizer prices were still on the rise the first week of March 2017, though only by a small amount, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN.

  • The soil-boosting diversity of cover-crop mixes can be alluring, but they can further complicate grazing opportunities. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mark Parker)

    Underground Movement - 14

    Keep cover-crop restrictions in mind when selecting spring herbicides.

  • A study producing cotton plants that successfully express a Bt protein that kills the cotton boll weevil could have major implications for the pest's control in Central, South and North America. (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    Crop Tech Corner

    In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Brazilian researchers make strides against the boll weevil, a new Bt corn pyramid comes to market and researchers turn up the heat on soybeans.

  • Adam Norby uses cover crops on all his land, planting into them with no-till or strip-till. He's comfortable with how that helps him meet Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Lynn Betts)

    Underground Movement - 10

    A farmer-designed program has early success in cutting nitrates.

  • Jerry and Nancy Ackermann use cover crops and alfalfa to boost productivity. This full-season radish was from a prevented-plant year. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Susan Winsor)

    Underground Movement - 8

    Dig into soil-health concepts to make them pay.

  • During the last two days of February and first three days of March 2017, anhydrous was back above $500 per ton for the first time since the first week of September 2016 when the price was $502 per ton. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Retail fertilizer prices continued to rise the last two days of February and first three days of March 2017, though at a slower rate than in previous week, according to DTN data.

  • Organic matter has doubled during the last 15 years on Dan Davidson's Nebraska family farm. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

    Here's how I'm building healthier soils on my farm.

  • Okra's tough, fast-growing stalks can help cover croppers capture and hold snow cover during the winter. (Photo courtesy of Keith Berns)

    Underground Movement - 7

    New cover-crop species are blurring the line between field and garden.

  • Nick Vinje, of Gardner, North Dakota, saves about $30 per acre from fewer passes with no-till. He keeps 20% of his farm conventional for comparison. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer image by Susan Winsor)

    Underground Movement - 6

    A challenging environment leads to seasons of lessons.

  • The average retail price of anhydrous is 9% lower than it was at the same time a year ago. Anhydrous was $490 per ton the fourth week of February 2017. (DTN chart)

    DTN Fertilizer Outlook

    Average retail fertilizer prices continued to rise the fourth week of February 2017, though at a slower rate than in recent weeks.

  • Ray Archuleta preaches on the benefits of becoming ecologically resilient to improve the biology and nutrients in the soil. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer image by Jodi Miller)

    Underground Movement - 4

    USDA's soil-health evangelist wants farmers to change their ways.

  • The Soil Health Partnership is one of the main organizations promoting soil-friendly practices. It dug this demonstration soil pit in Iowa as a learning tool. (Photo courtesy of Soil Health Partnership)

    Underground Movement - 1

    The search is on to find the profit in cover crops.

  • Paved or gravel roads and certain crop fields, such as corn, can serve as part of the required downwind buffers between Xtend soybean and cotton fields and sensitive areas. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Dicamba Decisions - 5

    Applicators alone shoulder legal responsibility for maintaining complex new buffers and avoiding spray drift with the new dicamba herbicides.

  • UAN28 was 8% higher the third week of February 2017 compared to last month with an average price of $240 per ton. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Average retail fertilizer prices continued to increase the third week of February 2017, marking the fourth week in a row prices have moved higher.

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