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Fluid Journal : Fluid Journal 2005-2007
Early Spring 2005 Dealer Provides "Recipe For High-Yielding Soybeans" INDUSTRY AT WORK Shows customers how to become top producers by following proven six-step program. Fluid Journal 1 Opportunities exist each year for high-yielding soybeans. It is an ongoing process at Twin State to encourage our customers to update and follow specified procedures or steps with an eye toward improving current yield levels. That such a program deserves our attention is made abundantly clear by a recent survey that shows most farms are planting as many acres of soybeans as corn (Table 1). Extra 15.2 bu/A The Iowa Soybean Association's "Producers' Profi tability Program" survey has clearly demonstrated that there are signifi cant production levels (yields) and cost of production differences between the top 20 percent producers and the bottom 20 percent. The top 20 percent are producing an extra 15.2 bu/A at an additional cost of only $18.52/A. Value of rotating The value to the grower of soybeans in a crop rotation is well supported by data that show it: • produces 10 percent higher corn yields • requires 50 lbs/A less nitrogen (N) for the corn crop in a corn/soybean rotation • generally requires no soil insecticides for first-year corn • promotes biodiversity for weed management and disease control options. Bunching the above together, they have a value to the farmer approaching $65/A when soybeans
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