Resources to Maintain or Improve Crop Margins

As planting season approaches, each management decision is an opportunity to help maintain or even improve crop margins. The following University resources are designed to help approach each crop production and marketing decision as an opportunity to maximize economic impact.  Just click the links below to access our UW research based recommendation. Thanks to Extension colleagues Nick Baker, Mike Ballweg, Kevin Jarek, John Thompson and Steve Okonek for pulling this list together.

VIDEO: Crop Production Management 

Videos include:

1. Crop Budgets and Market Plans in Low-margin Years

2. Corn: Survive and Thrive on Low Price Projections

3. Soybean Inputs that Deliver Highest ROI in a Low-Margin Year

4. Fundamental Soil Fertility Strategies for Success, in Corn, Soybeans, and Small Grains

5. Disease Management in Low Margin Years – Field Crops

6. Managing Insects Economically Using Conventional Hybrids and Thresholds

7. Practical Weed Management for Low Margin Years

8. Tillage Considerations to Reduce Operational Costs

9. Precision Ag Technology in Low-Margin Years

Grain Management Considerations for Low-Margin Years https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0145/8808/4272/files/A4137.pdf

Economic Risk and Profitability of Seeding Rates for Field Crops Optimal seeding rates for yield goals can help lower seeding cost and improve profits Soybean

Seeding Rate Recommendations https://coolbean.info/2019/04/19/the-soybean-seeding-rate-conundrum/

Corn Seeding Rate Recommendations http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/AA/pdfs/A135.pdf & http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Management/pdfs/L003_HO_A.pdf

Forage Seeding Rate Recommendations https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/seeding-rate-of-different-alfalfa-seed-lots/

Planting Equipment Calibration Resources ensures uniform seeding across all rows and ensures accurate seeding rates saving money by not using excess seed.

Grain Drill Calibration https://forages.osu.edu/video/drill-calibration?width=657px&height=460px&inline=true#colorbox-inline-239078345

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