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Aerial Spraying Corn

Get Money Back if You Don't Hit 105% of Your APH

May 25, 2021

Fungicide Warranty Program - There is tremendous uncertainty in the response of fungicide applications. Applying fungicide to your corn acres is a big investment and the results from the Answer Plot® program showed an average of 5.6 to 40.4-bushel-per-acre yield response, depending on the hybrid. At $3 corn, this is a $104 range of outcomes. At the top end of this range, you’re making out like a bandit, but at the bottom end of this range, you’re not even covering your cost of application. In the past, you would have no option, but to shoulder all this risk.

Corn Leaves

Get the Most Coverage from your Fungicide

May 25, 2021

Fungicide Warranty Program - There is tremendous uncertainty in the response of fungicide applications. Applying fungicide to your corn acres is a big investment and the results from the Answer Plot® program showed an average of 5.6 to 40.4-bushel-per-acre yield response, depending on the hybrid. At $3 corn, this is a $104 range of outcomes. At the top end of this range, you’re making out like a bandit, but at the bottom end of this range, you’re not even covering your cost of application. In the past, you would have no option, but to shoulder all this risk.

New growth after frost damage in corn

Interactive Alfalfa Maturity Map

Apr 27, 2021

There is an optimum time to harvest alfalfa based off on the maturity and height of the plant. Once the maturity and height of plant is captured, feed value can be predicted.

Calculating Alfalfa Stand Quality

Apr 27, 2021

Predictive Equations of Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) provides an estimate of the quality, measured as Relative Feed Value (RFV), of a crop of first cutting alfalfa standing in the field. (Iowa State University)

Forage Sorghum

Forage Alternative For Alfalfa Winterkill or Saturated Ground

Mar 23, 2021

Each spring farmers face different challenges. One challenge is alfalfa failing to over winter, and another is wet acres. The answer to both of these challenges is forage sorghums. 

Tryston and Todd

Stabilize Your Nitrogen

Mar 04, 2021

28% of Nitrogen that farmers apply will be lost due to volatility, leaching, and denitrification. In recent years, many have compensated by applying even more Nitrogen to their fields. With Nitrogen prices skyrocketing (along with other fertilizers) it now makes more economic sense to protect your nitrogen applications with a nitrogen stabilizer.

Emerging Corn Plant

Managing Early Season Plant Stress

Mar 02, 2021

Every year planting season presents a new set of challenges. Some years there are favorable planting conditions, and other years there are less than favorable conditions. These less than favorable conditions such as cool and wet soils, can lead to early season plant stress. While not all plant stresses can be eliminated, there are several practices you can follow to help mitigate them. Read more here...  

Emerging Corn Plant

Build Stronger Plants from the Start

Feb 26, 2021

Roots are a plant’s lifeline for nutrient and water uptake. If your crops don’t have a strong root system, chances are your yield will suffer. Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are hormones that regulate growth and development of plants, and they can offer significant benefits, including a larger root mass with more root hairs. That can help the plant mine nonmobile soil nutrients including phosphorus, potassium and zinc for better plant health. PGRs can also promote vigorous emergence, wider leaves and thicker stalks. A PGR like Ascend Pro® delivers season-long crop benefits regardless of early-season conditions. Whether it’s cool and wet or hot and dry, research shows Ascend Pro® boosts plant health from day one.

Treated Seed

Jump-Start Your Yield Potential

Jan 12, 2021

Syngenta Thrive 2020 By Darci Maulsby Additions by Ken Jahnke Set your sights on high yields with the decisions made during planning and planting. Here are the seven top tips for starting the 2021 crop strong:1. Select seed to match your needs. Don’t focus exclusively on seedling vigor and yield potential. Economics are tight, but you need to plant the right traits that put you in a favorable position for success. The right traits for your needs are a powerful tool in your toolbox.

Soybean Thistle Caterpillar

Year End Crop Inputs

Dec 03, 2020

The 2020 crop year has just about come to a close. We have had a great fall giving us all time to harvest, apply fertilizer, soil test, till and many other tasks that sometimes get caught undone before winter sets in. Now, many of you have begun to turn your thoughts to 2021.  Seed should be at the top of your list. I hope many of you have a chance to book or take advantage of the early season prepay discounts, giving you the opportunity to lock in those top varieties from Croplan, Dekalb, Asgrow, Brevant or NK Seeds that we carry.  If you have not, please contact your agronomist today to work with you, using the R7 Technology, to match the right seed on the right acre to maximize your yield and ROI.

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