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Ground Work 2021:With Kentucky Harvest Finished, It’s Time to Plan for Next Season

Caleb Ragland|Dec 21, 2021

It was a long, wet fall. Rain continued to slow soybean harvest. We finally finished cutting soybeans on November 30. In our area of the…

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Ground Work 2021:Cutting Alabama Soybeans and Preparing for Next Year

Wendy Yeager|Dec 9, 2021

We finally finished harvesting our soybeans on November 24, marking the end of our very long harvest season. We started harvesting single-season soybeans on November…

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Ground Work 2021:Alabama Soybeans Filling Pods as Harvest Season Begins

Wendy Yeager|Sep 29, 2021

Our crops are maturing, and that means fall fieldwork is just getting started. With our crop rotation, that means we are managing crops in a…

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Ground Work 2021:Illinois Harvest Just Underway

Daryl Cates|Sep 20, 2021

We had hot, dry weather the last two weeks of August, in my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest.…

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Ground Work 2021:Kentucky Soybeans Maturing and Corn Harvest Starting

Caleb Ragland|Sep 20, 2021

Both our double-crop soybeans and our corn crop are looking really good. The soybeans are nearly finished blooming, and we have just started shelling corn.…

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Ground Work 2021:Managing Disease and Insect Pressure in Alabama Soybeans

Wendy Yeager|Sep 1, 2021

It’s the time of year when diseases and insects invade our growing crops. All the crops are growing well and we are currently looking good…

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Ground Work 2021:Protecting Soybean Yield and Quality in Illinois

Daryl Cates|Aug 20, 2021

This season continues to change constantly. In my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest, we’ve had very dry conditions,…

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Ground Work 2021:Defending Soybeans against Kentucky Pests

Caleb Ragland|Aug 19, 2021

Though our double-crop soybeans got off to a good start in late June, the month of July was fairly dry. The crops are getting thirsty.…

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Ground Work 2021:Harvesting Kentucky Double-Crop Soybeans

Caleb Ragland|Nov 19, 2021

It’s been a long fall. We continue to be delayed by rains, so we are now about three weeks behind schedule. For the first time…

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Ground Work 2021:Harvest and Fieldwork Finished in Illinois

Daryl Cates|Nov 18, 2021

I am finished with fieldwork for 2021. Yield-wise, this has been the best overall year in my 40-plus-year farming career. However, it has held plenty…