Last summer, much of the Midwest cornbelt had too much rain. This year, too many places can’t buy a drop. How do you make precision farming plans when Mother Nature is such an imprecise factor? Our friends at the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies event in Vincent, Iowa say it comes down to being prepared to change. During an interview with Chuck on the Harmon Farm, which is one of those areas that has gotten some good, timely rains, Wyffels’ Adam Ploog says it’s been hit or miss this season in his territory, with “spots where the crop looks decent, hanging in there” to lighter soils and corn in rough shape.
Ploog explained to be ready for these unusual seasons, you have to be constantly changing the lineup. “You’ve got to always be striving to have a few more bushels than the year before,” he said, adding that Wyffels has rolled out several new Genuity® SmartStax® hybrids to meet the challenges of rootworms. “We just continue, continue, continue to spend money on research to really strengthen our lineup to put together a full package for growers.”
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Adam here: Interview with Adam Ploog, Wyffels Hybrids