Explore Your Roots
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Jun 10, 2015 02:45 PM CDT

Neither leaf cuts nor mud nor summer heat nor the itch of pollen can keep Adam Watson from his appointed rounds. This time of year, the most critical tool on his farm is a spade. Uncovering the truth behind what is happening in his fields provides answers that pave the way for choices he makes the following season.


Noticeable symptoms such as goose-necked plants are obvious crime scenes to investigate. However, Watson sees roots as more than an anchor to guard against lodging. Roots are the gateway to yield. "Anything that restricts them from running true and ...

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