The 2021 US corn and soybean crop season saw a return to farming profitability as a bull market for agricultural commodities was established ahead of reactive land and input cost price increases by the end of the harvest. Farming is a cyclical business with lots of unknowns; the cycles seem to change faster and faster as the global economy can create surplus and shortage situations on a very short time scale.
Watch the interview with Dr. Rodrigo Werle and Dr. Glen Obear and listen to their ‘2022 Takes on Weed Science’. Rodrigo Werle, Research Professor & Extension Weed Scientist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UWM), and Glen Obear, Director of Research, Development, and Innovation at Exacto, share their unique perspective.
With changing weather patterns, increasing pesticide resistance, new market requirements, and modified chemical technologies, the knowledge required for agriculture, horticulture, and industrial vegetation management keeps expanding.
Tank mix incompatibility will cause a host of problems that you really do not want to deal with. The headache of cleaning out a spray tank during a busy spring season is not easy or fun. Incompatibility issues cause financial loss not only due to the cost of lost material but also because of reduced yield caused by reduced pesticide efficacy.
Costs of crop inputs have increased sharply over the past 6 months and have set up a more challenging path to profitability for the 2022 crop season. This segment will focus on fertilizer cost increases and some ideas for managing costs without overly penalizing yield goals.