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2019 Planning Season Takes Shape

wet fields

Planting decisions for the 2019 season are taking shape. Cash margins for all commodities are tight and provide little room for mistakes. We must be smart to get the most out of our inputs. We need to watch our costs yet provide the necessary inputs to protect yield potential. Variety selection for yield and quality is an important first step ... Read More »

Check Soil For Compaction Layers

J root comptacted soils

In the past couple of growing seasons, soil compaction has been a hindrance in many fields across Louisiana. Soil compaction is evident by reduced crop growth and development in fields and confirmed by inserting a penetrometer into the soil. Soil compaction is the compression of soil particles that reduces pore space, thus creating a dense layer of soil that can ... Read More »