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?

Popularity of Drought Tolerant Seed Corn Spreading Beyond the Cornbelt

Drought used to be an issue only for the arid western regions, but more and more, drought is impacting the entire Corn Belt and beyond. In light of this fact, many agricultural experts recommend that all farmers plant at least some of their acres to drought tolerant hybrids. One option is Artesian corn hybrids. The … More Popularity of Drought Tolerant Seed Corn Spreading Beyond the Cornbelt

When it Comes to Soybean Variety Selection, Information is the Key to Success

It would be nice if soybean varieties were ranked by how well they would perform in a particular field and farmers could simply choose the varieties that ranked the highest. Instead, the soybean variety selection process is much more complicated, especially when you consider that variety selection is a key component in pest management. Unfortunately, … More When it Comes to Soybean Variety Selection, Information is the Key to Success