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Take Back Your Yield...From Flag to Finish

Take Back Your Yield...From Flag to Finish

THE FINISH LINE ISN'T WHERE YOU THINK IT IS.
Up to 4 bushels are LOST for each day grain fill is cut short.

Explore the below article and videos to learn how plant health fungicides + foliar nutrition EXTEND photosynthesis and GRAIN FILL.

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Now What? Next Steps After Frost Damage

Now What? Next Steps After Frost Damage

After a hard cold event, it is important to remember that you can still impact the 3 Yield Components - heads per acre, grains per head, and weight per grain. Here's what needs to be considered in order to encourage plant re-growth.

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Frost Damage?

Frost Damage?

As the crop gets older it becomes more sensitive to cold temperatures. At tillering the crop can sustain temperatures as low as 12 °F, however, once the crop reaches stem...

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Peak Nitrogen Demands are NOW

Peak Nitrogen Demands are NOW

Fall-applied nitrogen often runs short during the peak demand timing.  From the start of stem elongation to the emergence of the flag leaf, wheat require 3-5 pounds of nitrogen PER...

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Pandemic or PANICdemic?

Pandemic or PANICdemic?

Are we experiencing a PANdemic or PANICdemic? Events coincidences or orchestrated? Contemplate the following...When (date) did the China/US trade agreement get announced?When (date) did China 'announce' covid-19? Yet, the Chinese...

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Yield Components - What Are They?

Yield Components - What Are They?

Each of these yield components has a period during which they are most sensitive to stresses and responsive to management inputs.  Crop management throughout the growing season (not just in...

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Walking Test Plots

Walking Test Plots

Athena & Walla Walla test plots are looking good!

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Plant 2020

Plant 2020

Amidst social distancing the McGregor Research Team is staying safe, but certainly not slowing down. 4 locations were planted last week including spring wheat in Warden, WA. Take a look.

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Final 2019 Harvest Prices

Final 2019 Harvest Prices

"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness."  ~Thomas Jefferson

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Odoriferous Effervescence of Concord Grapes

Odoriferous Effervescence of Concord Grapes

...we have hedge of concord grapes that we make juice from annually. These grapes are at their peak of odoriferous effervescence.

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Slaying Giants

Slaying Giants

Some my fondest memories growing up are that of watching Class B basketball games. Often a smaller school was enjoying a remarkable year and had slayed a few giants during the course of the season.

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Best Laid Plans...

Hello all,My intentions were not to send an update for another week, yet a couple of noteworthy items I felt important to get in your hands - realizing what I...

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Two-Thirds Gone...

Hello and Happy President's Day weekend to all!Although the winter weather and school closures have caused several area schools to lose this Monday as a holiday.

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The Optimism of a Farmer

Good evening,Perhaps the quote from Will Rogers best speaks to the nature of my optimism for the past 3 months of Sundays -The farmer has to be an optimist or...

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Wheat Prices should use Patriots Playbook

Hello all,I'm not a fan of the NFL Patriots, yet I must admit that was quite a comeback for victory...I hold hope that wheat prices are poised to do the...

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An Energetic Outlook

Hello all,I felt energetic in this afternoon's mild weather and slayed a couple of trees that have been my watch list for a couple of years; I'm home alone and...

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