Commercial Growers
With the agricultural season getting into full swing, this means that pesticides will be being applied throughout the county. With that in mind, I would like to remind applicators, specialty crop producers, and beekeepers to stay in communication with one another, as the best way to avoid conflict is to talk to each other prior to applications being made. One great tool that helps with this process is the website DriftWatch, which can be accessed at: https://in.driftwatch.org/ The DriftWatch web
For many years, agronomic inputs were determined based on how much or how little they would influence grain yield. However, a combination of research and a revisiting of crop budgets have farmers reassessing inputs based not on how much they can boost yield, rather, how profitable they can be. A perfect example of this is nitrogen (N) fertilizer, which comprises one of the more significant variable production costs for corn. As margins grow tighter, and environmental concerns increase, the appli

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