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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Nov 26, 2014 01:07 PM CST

Growing continuous corn has been popular since the run-up in commodity prices eight years ago. High corn prices, accompanied by genetics and technologies that help corn yields outpace soybean yields, led more growers to increase their acreage of corn.

The shoe is on the other foot now with soybean prices outpacing corn. We may see a switch back to growing more soybeans in 2015 to improve overall farm profitability.

First-year soybeans planted back into a field after a long string of corn crops can yield well. Dan Arkels, LaSalle County, Illinois, produced 103.95-bushel-per-acre soybeans in 2014. He attributes part of ...

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