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Executive summary

The Agronomy Guide for Field Crops, Publication 811 provides field crop farmers with a comprehensive guide to field crop production.

All the latest recommendations and aspects of producing field crops are included, such as:

  • information on tillage options
  • soil management, seeding
  • harvest
  • storage

This agronomy guide also comes with detailed descriptions of specific crop problems and over 200 photos that will help with rapid diagnosis of field crop issues for growers.

The specific field crops included in this guide are:

  • corn
  • soybeans
  • forages
  • cereals
  • dry edible beans
  • spring and winter canola

The 450-page publication includes examples, diagnostic guides, scouting calendars and other information to help guide you and other growers with field crop production. It contains information about:

  • management for healthy soils
  • soil fertility and nutrient use
  • tillage and residue management
  • field scouting
  • precision tools for agriculture
  • weed control
  • integrated pest management
  • insects and pests of field crops
  • diseases of field crops


  1. Introduction
  2. Corn
  3. Soybeans
  4. Forages
  5. Cereals
  6. Dry Edible Beans
  7. Spring and Winter Canola
  8. Other Crops
  9. Managing for Healthy Soils
  10. Soil Fertility and Nutrient Use
  11. Field Scouting
  12. Precision Agriculture
  13. On-Farm Stored Grain Management
  14. Weed Control
  15. Integrated Pest Management
  16. Insects and Pests of Field Crops
  17. Diseases of Field Crops
  18. Appendices

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