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Contributed by Dr. Mike Steward, IPNI Sulfur (S) is an essential nutrient in crop production. Although it’s classified as a secondary element along with magnesium and calcium, it is sometimes called “the fourth major nutrient” because some crops can take up as much S...read more
Contributed by Dr. Cliff Snyder, Director of Nitrogen Program, IPNI Many of us who are experiencing more gray hair (or less hair) enjoy a periodic glance backward, to see how straight … or crooked … our footsteps have been over the years. However, like footprints on...read more
Contributed by Dr. Grant Dewell - Extension Beef Veterinarian and Associate Professor - Iowa State University Unlike many years, we have not had much snow cover this winter that will be melting but forecast still looks muddy this spring. Most areas in Iowa had...read more
Joe Lauer and Trent Stanger - Corn Agronomist and Research Assistant Seed costs have dramatically increased over the last few years. The development of transgenic hybrids and the associated technology fees has driven the cost of hybrid seed to the highest prices ever...read more
Contributed by Dr. Cliff Snyder Many of us older citizens can remember times when our fathers toiled day and night, to coax meager crop yields from fields they owned; land which often had suffered from less-than stellar management by their forefathers. Many current...read more
Contributed by Dr. Rob Mikkelsen, Director, North American Program It’s well understood that plants require the right combination of the 14 essential mineral nutrients to sustain their growth. However, it frequently seems like just a few of the nutrients get most of...read more
Contributed by Dr. Rob Mikkelson, At the core of most successful crop production is allowing plants to reach their full photosynthetic potential. This simple objective is complicated by hundreds of factors, some controllable and others subject to the whims of nature....read more
Contributed by Dr. Tom Jensen, Director of North America Program, IPNI A few decades ago there was very little mention of adding sulfur (S) as a fertilizer. In the late 1970s, I can remember my soil fertility professor at the University of Alberta being...read more
Contributed by Dr. Mike Stewart, North America Program, IPNI Producing winter wheat for both grazing and grain—or dual purposes—is common in the southern Great Plains, with acreage tending to decline moving northward. The dual-purpose system works well in states such...read more