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New Soybean Seeding Calculator App

A new Android app helps simplify soybean planting. Emerson Nafziger and I developed this app to automate some common calculations related to soybean planting.  The app helps answer such questions as: How many seeds should I plant to end up with a given plant population? How many bags will I need to plant the entire field? How many seeds per foot of row should...

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Field activity in the area

Last Thursday through Sunday saw much field preparation in the Champaign to Decatur area. There was a continuous shuttle of anhydrous tanks on country roads. In my travels I spotted, one large operation with 4 tracked tractors working in adjacent fields all pulling large applicators with two-tank anhydrous carts trailing behind.  A pair a planters were also working nearby....

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