FARM LIFE NEWS
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jul 8, 2014 11:05 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- You can't nickel and dime yourself to the top. At least that's Jeremy Jack's philosophy. The Belzoni, Miss., grower is a state corn yield champion who believes agronomic management is key to success in farming the Delta. Two new economic studies seem to confirm that premise.

Weather doesn't necessarily take yields out of a farmer's control, especially in challenging areas like the Midsouth. "Yield is a direct result of management here, because we can control so much through irrigation, soil type, drainage and crop rotations," Jack said. "You have to stay on top of weed and ...

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