Soybean Seed Treatment Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

Seed treatment can be classified as a precision application for growers because it allows crop protection to be used more precisely right at planting within the seed itself. Seed treatments have actually been around for decades and it’s reached the point that virtually all of the corn seed planted today is treated with some type of crop protection technology. However, …

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Central Illinois Pursuit of Maximum Yields Update

Cindy Zimmerman

We already got an update on the Pursuit of Maximum Yields (POMY) project in Ontario – now we hear from Central Illinois. Jerry Harbour, an agronomist and certified crop specialist with Lincoln Land FS in Illiopolis, says the objective of POMY is to get consistent 300 bushel yields on corn and 100 bushel beans. “We do a lot of corn …

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Ontario Pursuit of Maximum Yields Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Harvest is just about complete in Ontario and so is the second year in the FS Green Plan Solutions Pursuit of Maximum Yields (POMY) project for that region. I spoke with Don McLean, agronomist for FS PARTNERS and North Wellington Cooperative, about how the trials went this year. “Last year and this year both we had yield increases,” Don said. …

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Preaching How Precision Planting Pays

Cindy Zimmerman

As education coordinator for Precision Planting, Sean Arians has the opportunity to preach the message of how precision planting pays at farm shows like Farm Progress, demonstrating it live on-site. “Everybody loves to see equipment moving,” Sean told Chuck Zimmerman during an interview at FPS. “We have a tractor running around on a sand track with eight different row units …

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Hook up with CropNAtion at GROWMARK

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 2011 Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK is showcasing CropNAtion “the place for busy, progressive farmers and ranchers” to connect. GROWMARK’s Heather Miller was signing people up for the agricultural social media site at the GROWMARK tent and Chuck talked with Cory Winsted about it. “You could say that CropNAtion is a virtual coffee shop, where a producer can be …

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