Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Ag Week 2010

National Ag Week runs from March 14-20, with National Ag Day falling on March 20. describes National Ag Day as "A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture".

Check out the website linked above for more info.

Planting season is fast approaching. We are crossing our fingers for good planting conditions this spring. I am excited about SoyMVP, year two. We got some of the year one kinks worked out and have added fields so we have a lot to look forward to.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Varieties for 2010

Variety selection is one of the most important factors effecting profitability in soybean production.

After attending Commodity Classic in Anaheim March 4-6, it's obvious that there has never been more competition for your seed dollars. This is a good thing, as technology and innovation are also at an all-time high.

If you are still considering varieties for this year, review the 2009 Kentucky Soybean Performance Tests for assistance in making these decisions. A variety of sources should be used to make varietal decisions. Depending on your location within the state, variety test results from the following locations may also be beneficial. Note that most are broken into regions, making those regions closest to Kentucky most applicable to our operations.

University of Missouri Variety Testing Program

University of Tennessee Agronomic Variety Trials

Purdue Crop Performance Program

Soybean Variety Test Results in Illinois