Industry Insight

Soybean Success: Highest Yield in Georgia History

By: Southern States

Posted on September 16, 2014

Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy just harvested the highest soybean bushel per-acre yield in Georgia history.

Dowdy’s soybeans yielded an astonishing 110.66 bushels per acre, crushing the previous record of approximately 82 bushels-per-acre, according to Dr. John Woodruff, retired University of Georgia Extension agronomist.  

“I’m very impressed -...

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    Posted on August 12, 2014

    For many farmers, proper management to help prevent the essential nutrient phosphorus (P) from getting locked-up in the soil is “an issue that just won’t go away,” says Dale Bartholomew, a certified crop adviser with GROWMARK FS, LLC in Caledonia, New York.

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  • Field Progress Report

    Posted on July 28, 2014

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    Posted on July 28, 2014

    Long-term practitioners of conservation agriculture speak glowing of the benefits of their practices.  Indiana farmer Ken Rulon has been using no-till for 20 years.  “Our cost of production is far less per bushel with no-till,” he said.  “The soil is healthier, and organic matter and earthworm populations are increasing.”  Unfortunately,...

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