Author

Dr. German Mandrini, Dr. Graham Jeffries and Dr. Kevin McNew

Dr German Mandrini, FBN Data Scientist

Dr. Graham Jeffries, FBN Data Scientist

Dr. Kevin McNew, FBN Chief Economist and VP of FBN Research


Articles Chemicals

Starter vs. Foliar Fertilizers

Feb 16, 2024

by FBN Network

Every season, crops are planted with hopes of reaching their full genetic yield potential. Nearly every year, though, plants struggle to reach this potential due to many external factors outside of a grower’s control. Growers do, however, have control of supplementing their crops with starter and fo


Feb 16, 2024

by FBN Network

To help improve crop quality, farmers are turning to inoculants. The global agricultural inoculants market was $9.19 billion in 2023, and it is predicted to reach $15.17 billion by 2028 because these beneficiary microorganisms are a reliable alternative to synthetic fertilizers and help improve plan


Feb 15, 2024

by FBN Network

This guide includes the following sections: What Are Biostimulants?, Why Do Farmers Use Biostimulants?, , , Types of Biostimulants, Biostimulant Application Best Practices, Buy Biostimulants from FBN Direct® What Are Biostimulants? The 2018 Farm Bill offered the first legal definition of a biostimul


Feb 13, 2024

by FBN Network

Amid farmers’ efforts to protect against pests in order to maximize yield, they are faced with a choice: hire a custom applicator or purchase their own spraying equipment. The decision to hire a custom applicator or buy spraying equipment depends on various factors such as farm size, spraying freque



Articles Pressures

How to Manage Pigweed in Wheat

Jan 31, 2024

by FBN Network

Amaranthus, commonly known as pigweed, is a resilient and rapid-growing weed wreaking havoc in wheat fields worldwide. Pigweed often outgrows wheat for essential resources, stunting wheat growth and diminishing grain yield. Affecting various parts of the wheat plant, pigweed’s dense growth can overs


Jan 29, 2024

by FBN Network

Lambsquarters, scientifically known as Chenopodium album , is a worldwide threat to wheat crops. As a farmer or agronomist, understanding the impact of Lambsquarters on wheat can help you make informed decisions about your weed management strategies, ensuring the health and productivity of your whea


Jan 29, 2024

by FBN Network

Research indicates that wheat yield can decrease by up to 50% in fields heavily infested with mustard. Mustard competes with wheat for essential nutrients, water, and space, often gaining the upper hand due to its early germination. Furthermore, it can induce physiological stress in wheat plants thr


Articles Livestock

How to Properly Implant Cattle

Jan 26, 2024

by FBN Network

Cattle implants have revolutionized the beef industry, offering a safe and effective method to enhance performance and profitability in cattle operations. With a high return on investment (ROI), enhanced growth rates and improved feed efficiency, implants have become an indispensable tool for produc


Jan 26, 2024

by FBN Network

Equipment is likely one of your largest farm assets and plays a critical role in maximizing your operation’s profitability potential. But when equipment isn’t performing as it should, you’re faced with a tough decision: repair or replace? Every situation is different, so it’s important to evaluate t