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Needing to Plant Forages Now?

As the summer weather continues to challenge us with excessive rainfall, many producers are now considering what their options may be for planting a summer forage for next winter's feed needs.  Dr. Stephen Barnhart, ISU Extension, has some excellent tips & recommendations in this article: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2010/0629barnhart.htm

One issue that Dr. Barnhart does not address is the need to monitor soil nutrients.  Some or all of the nutrients that were applied during this growing season may have been lost.  The only way to know for sure is testing of both the soil & tissue.  Make sure to include these tools as you consider what your next steps once things start drying up.  SuperCal SO4 is an effective tool in helping the soil & microbes begin to recover.

Be sure to check out this link to past stories:

http://blog.calciumproducts.com/posts/resources-on-flooding.cfm

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Losing the Glyphosate Resistant Pigweed Battle, We can help you get back in the fight!

There is an interesting article in the July issue of No-Till Farmer .

 

Glyphosate resistant pigweed Georgia

"No-Tiller Losing Pigweed Fight"

Dyersburg, TN, farmer Eddie Anderson a 15 year veteran of No-Till PLOWED under 1000 acres to combat glyphosate resistant pigweed. Also in the article "glyphosate resistance is the single largest threat to production agriculture."

 

I cannot imagine undoing 15 years of work due to a weed control issue.

 

We have a customer and crop advisor that is working in Georgia and has seen some tremendous results with SuperCal 98G as part of his comprehensive soil restoration and fertility improvement program.

 

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FSF - Hold a Candle To


HOLD A CANDLE TO 
 
Meaning: measure up, compare to.
 

Origin: Apprentices used to be expected to hold the candle so that more experienced workmen were able to see what they were doing. Someone unable even to do that would be of low status indeed.

Sir Edward Dering used a similar phrase 'to hold the candle' in his The fower cardinal-vertues of a Carmelite fryar, 1641: "Though I be not worthy to hold the candle to Aristotle."

'To hold a candle' is first recorded in 1883 in William Norris's No New Thing:
"Edith is pretty, very pretty; but she can't hold a candle to Nellie.
 

Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/183700.html

Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it first and what it really means! Do you have a well used saying in your family, send to us and we'll feature it in a future blog.
 
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .

 

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More on Silicon

Why would a Calcium Manufacturer care about silicon? 

We are in the business of growing more and better crops. Anything that can help do that and improve calcium uptake deserves our (and your) attention.

Check out this great article by NTS out of Australia on Silicon. It's a little long by our standards but worth the effort.

A major mineral is missing in many soils and most soil tests do not even monitor its presence. This mineral can increase stress resistance....click for more...

 

Additional Related Articles from Calcium Products:

Proper Nutrients are Key for Disease Resistance

Silicon The Forgotten Nutrient - Pick up by AgProfessional.com

Boron

Can Calcium Help Defend Soybeans from White Mold?

20 Mineral Elements for Plant Growth

 

Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .

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Solving Glyphosate Mysteries

 A great article from No-Till.com on making sure you get the most out of your glyphosate.

http://www.no-tillfarmer.com/pages/Search.php?type=all&search=glyphosate

 

Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .

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Resources on Flooding

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by flooding. I can’t remember a time when we had flooding issue in (almost) July! In addition to not being able to get into the fields to spray weeds, the stand losses , and nitrogen leaching; flooding affects the soil in many ways.

Here is a list of past stories related to weather and flooding. After all you can’t control the weather, so let’s think about how we are going to protect our soils and yield for the future.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .
 
 
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FSF - Go Hay Wire

 

 

 

 

 

GO HAY WIRE

Meaning: To go wrong, to become overly excited or deranged.

Origin: Hay-wire is the light wire that was used in baling machines to tie up bales of hay. At the turn of the 20th century the expression 'a haywire outfit' began to be used in the USA. This was used to describe companies that patched-up faulty machinery using such wire, rather than making proper long-term fixes. In 1905, The US Forestry Bureau Bulletin described a 'Hay wire outfit' as 'a contemptuous term for loggers with poor logging equipment'.

By 1920, the use of haywire to mean 'awry' or 'out of control' was recorded in Dialect Notes, Volume 82.

This may be a reference back to 'hay-wire outfits' but is more likely to be a literal allusion to scrambled hay-wire - anyone who has handled coils of wire will be familiar with its determination to gather into an irretrievable tangle. 

 

To go haywire was recorded in the late 1920s. For example, in this piece about a basketball game from The Helena Independent, January 1928:

"...their anxiety to score let their passing game go haywire with many wild heaves finding marks in the bleachers."



Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/go-haywire.html

 
Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it fir
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FSF -Right As Rain

RIGHT AS RAIN

 
All the rain this past week and hearing Reinke Irrigation’s slogan (More right than ran) had me thinking. How can 5 inches of rain in less than hour right be right? 
 
Meaning: perfect, well, absolutely right
 
Origin: There have been expressions starting right as ... since medieval times, always in the sense of something being satisfactory, safe, secure or comfortable. 
 
1546 - Right as a line
 
1400 - Right as an adamant, where an adamant was a lodestone or magnet.
 
1622 -  Right as a gun
 
17th Century - Right as my leg
 
1837 - Right as a trivet and about the same time, or a little later, people were saying that things were as right as ninepence, as right as a book, as right as nails, or as right as the bank.
 
Right as Rain first appears in 1894, though there is no mention of origin, though likely was first spoken by an Englishman. The first documented use of the saying is in Max Beerbohm’s book Yet Again of 1909.
 
Right as Rain makes no more sense than the variants it has usurped and is clearly just a play on words though perhaps there’s a lurking idea that rain often comes straight down, in a right line, to use the old sense.
 
Sources: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-rig1.htm http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/3/messages/599.html
 
 
Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it first and what it really means! Do you have a well used saying in your family, send to us and we'll feature it in a future blog.
 
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .
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India to Use Gypsum and Lime to Increase Yields

The Ministry of Ag in India is including gypsum and lime as part of a 10 part plan to increase yields. If India gets it why are "experts" here in the United States so reluctant to promote the benefits of gypsum? See the whole ten part plan below.

 

Government Adopt Strategies To Increase Productivity Of Rice

 
Capital Market / 09:39 , Jun 11, 2010
 
As per the latest release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Sowing of rice is picking up. In Assam, the crop has been sown in 3.5 lakh hectares area and 65 thousand hectares in West Bengal. According to latest data available, rice has been sown in 6.23  lakh ha in different paddy growing states in the country. The following strategies are adopted for increasing the productivity of rice in different States: 
 
1.     Expansion of areas under rice by increasing cropping intensity specially in the States of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Eastern U.P. and West Bengal.
 
2.     Enhancing the yield through adoption of short duration /location specific varieties
hybrids well supported by improved package of practices in Integrated Cereals Development Programme in Rice Based Cropping System Areas (ICDP-Rice) under Macro Management in non NFSM districts.
 
3.     Increasing the coverage under irrigation in the Eastern Region of the country through the development of minor irrigation by using ground water which is in abundance in the region.
 
4.      Amelioration of soil with lime application in acidic soils especially in Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand and with gypsum in alkaline/saline soils for enhancing the land productivity.
 
5.      Enhancing the seed replacement rate in ICDP -Rice under Macro Management in -NFSM districts with area specific high yielding varieties.
 
6.      Promotion of cultivation of hybrid rice.
 
7.      Integrated and balanced use of nutrients and need based use of micro nutrients on the basis of soil tests.
 
8.      Promotion of farm mechanization particularly cono weeder for weeding in rice.
 
9.      Promotion system of rice intensification (SRI) in identified districts under upland 
conditions with assured irrigation facilities
 
10.  Integrated pest management for minimizing crop losses and enhancing returns to the farmers.
 
 
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .
 

 

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New SO4 Testimonial

 

Gene Zimmerman, Quality Soil Nutrition, Wisconsin

Grass and Alfalfa Mix sowed on April 15th, SO4 was spread at a rate of 300 lbs around the field border.

Gene was very happy with the improvements in germination where SO4 was used.

 

See other testimonials here.

Thanks for the photos Gene!

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