Monday, June 22, 2015

Applications and Evaluations at the NCRS

So I was on a fertilizer mission last week, but Stephanie sent me these pictures of field crop research activities.  Like a sequential side-dress application in corn with the Hagie.  We are testing application timing, equipment and additional nutrient combinations with the nitrogen. 
 The MSU interns Matt, Quinten and Chris have been busy with a variety of plot evaluations.  Like head counts in winter wheat....
 and soybean counts and vigor.  Lots of data is collected and we are glad to have the extra hands and eyes from these sharp student.
So it's summer now.  What does that mean?  Soybeans better get growing.  Now that the days are getting shorter, that's a signal for soybeans to start thinking about reproduction.  Well if they had a brain I guess.  But it's going to happen.