Grazing Cropland: Profitability

by Matt HagnyThere seems to be no abatement of the push to put livestock back on cropland, so let’s dig a little deeper into the economics of this.First, we can notice that rents for traditionally managed perennial rangeland are about 20 – 55% of what adjacent fields...

The Haney Soil Test: Good For What, Exactly?

by Matt Hagny, freelance consulting agronomist for no-till systems since ’94 The Haney (not to be confused with Hagny!) soil test has taken the stage by storm. But how does it work, and are the recs it generates any good? Traditional soil-N testing in drier regions...

Dicamba & Palmer Pigweeds

by Matt Hagny While I applaud the industry for developing new traits, I have grave concerns about what is going on with the adoption of Xtend soybeans. Now, if you’re planting Xtend (dicamba-resistant) soybeans just to guard against drift of dicamba from elsewhere,...