Can Insects and Weeds be Managed with Conventional Corn Hybrids?

Some farmers today are finding that they are able to manage insects and weeds with conventional corn hybrids. But that doesn’t mean the practice will work for everyone. There are several reasons why some farmers are choosing to go this route. These include weed resistance and declining populations of pests. To make it worth their … More Can Insects and Weeds be Managed with Conventional Corn Hybrids?

Preventing Cross Contamination During Planting and Harvest

If you are a farmer considering planting one or more specialty crops, it is important that you take particular care when planting these crops next to one another or near another farmer’s field. This will help to ensure that each specialty crop reaches its full potential. One of the dangers of planting specialty crops near … More Preventing Cross Contamination During Planting and Harvest

Successful Weed Management in Corn Starts Early

Failure to control weeds can spell disaster for your corn crop. However, the timing of weed control is a significant factor in weed control that is often ignored. The growth of herbicide resistance has led to the need for early weed control. And with farmers planting crops as early as safely possible, this means that … More Successful Weed Management in Corn Starts Early

The Importance of Monitoring Freshly Planted Corn When the Weather Turns Cold and Wet

There is nothing better than planting corn knowing that the weather conditions are perfect. And, as any farmer can tell you, there is nothing worse than when the weather takes a turn for the worse shortly after planting. Imbibitional chilling is a huge concern for corn seeds that have been planted or are in the … More The Importance of Monitoring Freshly Planted Corn When the Weather Turns Cold and Wet

Are Soybean Seed Treatments Worth the Investment?

Seed treatments are one of the fast-growing segments of crop production and protection today, with most of the seed treatment decisions made on soybean acres. However, deciding what seed treatments-if any-will be the most beneficial for a particular operation can be challenging. One reason deciding on treatments can be so difficult has to do with … More Are Soybean Seed Treatments Worth the Investment?