Crop Input Resources for Low Margins

During these times of lower profitability each management decision is also a financial opportunity that can help a farm achieve a profitability. The following University resources are designed to help you approach each crop production and marketing decision as an opportunity to be more efficient and with a financially beneficial mind set.

Crop Production Management
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMF9p1QYShgxUN8v9N5FXZWUDttq414eM
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
Properly calibrated planting equipment both 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/drillcalibration?width=657px&height=460px&inline=true#colorbox-inline-239078345

Resources complied by Division of Extension UW-Madison Agriculture Agents: Nick Baker, Rock County, Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County, Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County, Steve Okonek, Trempealeau County, and John Thompson, Winnebago County

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