2020 Strategic Planning Meeting

December 7-102020 FPC Strategic Planning meeting Agenda
December 7-10FPC Strategic Planning Meeting Topic Descriptions
December 7-10Spreadsheet of topic summaries for each subject sectionAll Participants
December 712:00Accomplishments since last strategic plan (pdf)Rachel Cook
December 712:15Survey Results (pdf)Tim Albaugh
December 712:30Research priorities and Overview of meeting structure (pdf)Dave Carter
December 712:45Introduction to technical meeting aspects (pdf)Kate Charland
December 712:00-1:00Presentation recording (mp4)All speakers
December 71:00-3:00Nutrition - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 72:00-3:00Nutrition - Group Discussion (mp4)All participants
December 812:00-12:15Summary of ongoing Vegetation Management Studies (pdf)

Presentation recording (mp4)
Kate Charland and Dave Carter
December 812:15-2:00Vegetation management - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 812:15-2:00Vegetation management - Group Discussion (mp4)All participants
December 82:00-2:05Summary of ongoing Density Management Studies (pdf)

Presentation recording (mp4)
Dave Carter
December 82:05-3:00Density management - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 82:05-3:00Density management - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 912:00-12:15Summary of ongoing Remote Sensing Studies (pdf)

Presentation recording (mp4)
Kate Charland and Rachel Cook
December 912:15-3:00Remote Sensing - Group Discussion (mp4)All participants
December 912:15-3:00Remote Sensing - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 1012:00-12:15Summary of ongoing Decision Support Tool work (pdf)

Presentation recording (mp4)
Kate Charland and Dave Carter
December 1012:15-1:00Decision Support Tools - Group Discussion (mp4)All participants
December 1012:15-1:00Decision Support Tools - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 101:00-2:30All Topics - Group Discussion (mp4)All participants
December 101:00-2:30All Topics - Completed Mural (pdf)All participants
December 11-17Voting allocations by company type (pdf)Each member company votes


Harvest machinery is getting larger and heavier, which means an increased risk of compacting the soil as it travels through the field. This is another risk during planting operations for early crops where hydraulic drives reduce the shockload on the planter since in most cases the same crop is planted on both the right and left of the field row at the same time from 2-3 seeds in each slit of the disc’s coulters which in effect quadruples the compaction threat potential.

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Soil compaction has a significant impact on water infiltration, root development, and even yield losses the next year. Further complicating the matter is the mixing of old and new soil textures due to cultivation or tillage management that physically alters the effective bulk density in the field by moving material from one layer to another creating a “washboard” effect on the field until this naturally subsides and resumes the new uniform tilth condition established before the seeding operation began and the previously dispersed intact structural components of the peds of plant roots are distributed throughout the now single mass of existing heterogeneous soils found in a rotation field when a next succeeding follow on cropping regime is installed in the upcoming season.

Having a controlled traffic system in the field can have many soil structure benefits, including rut prevention. But if you do have ruts, she says to just fill them in with seed and apply cover to kill grass that could compete with the soybeans down the road when the soybean canopy grows in at R2 growth stage or higher leaf out maximum leafy green foliage coverage area.

Presoaking the seed with an additional preemergent herbicide treatment applied to the entire acre multiple times with multiple successive post emergent applications of each at different application intervals up to four R applications of selective herbicides (non-residual) applied three weeks apart will assist in reducing the annual weed pressure around the above ground stem lateral roots of the top plants thereby helping the corn seedling make a better root system by becoming competitive with the weeds in a competition ground cover battle over soil moisture extracted from the soil and available sun energy coming from the overhead light source absorbing radiation from the sun which can be reflected by the blades of a combine harvester simulating a miniature greenhouse effect.

If you’d like to learn more about harvesting equipment, we suggest visiting websites like, where you’ll find all the information needed.


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