GROWMARK Offers Advice to Protect Crops this Season

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It’s been a warmer, dryer winter than normal, says Tim Laatsch with the Agronomy Division at GROWMARK.  Combining that with the wet conditions many growers are experiencing this spring puts crops at risk.  The dry windows have provided opportunity to plant some early season corn, but corn isn’t the only thing growing in the field. Winter annuals are also thriving, which …

Agribusiness, Audio, Growmark, Herbicides, Insect Control, Insecticide, Planting, Scouting

Wet Weather Sends Planters to the Shed

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It’s discouraging when the writer in the family is busier than the farmer, but if your planter was in the shed this week take solace– so was ours.  And since misery loves company, here’s the latest USDA report showing national corn planting progress falling behind last year and the five year average. Texans are doing well, with more than 60 percent planted and …

Corn, Cotton, Planting, Sorghum, Soybeans, USDA

New Fluency Agent Advanced from Bayer

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The Bayer CARE initiative has been encouraging growers to be good stewards of the land, but now Bayer is making that goal more attainable with Fluency Agent Advanced. The CARE acronym stands for: Communicate planting activities to neighboring beekeepers Be Aware of wind speed and direction during your planting Reduce the amount of dust potentially released during planting Ensure seed …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Bees, Planting, pollinators

#Plant17 is Well Underway

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And so it begins. The USDA report says #Plant17 is officially underway with three percent of corn planted nationwide as of April 9.  That’s one point down from last year, but right on trend with the five year average. Texas, where National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Wesley Spurlock farms, is well ahead of both last year and the five year …

Planting, USDA

U.S. Farmers Expected to Plant Record-High Soybeans

Kelly Marshall

Production surveys from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) show farmers across the nation are planning on approximately 89.5 million acres of soybeans this growing season. That’s seven percent more than last year’s record high of 83.4 million acres. The largest increase is expected in Kansas, with just under a million acres in increase. Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North …

Corn, Planting, Soybeans, USDA, wheat

3RIVE 3D Means Farming Faster

Kelly Marshall

Rick Ekins from FMC, and Chuck have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity.  With spring planting upon us, here’s a quick summation of what 3RIVE 3D can provide: 3RIVE 3D is a new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement Easily mounts to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

Find My Seed Updates In Time For #Plant17

Lizzy Schultz

Agrible has added a new batch of over 8000 corn and 3800 soybean independent seed trials into the Find My Seed database, including trials on dicamba/RR2Y ready soybeans and soybean varieties that were recently the focus on a new label approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The biggest benefit of these updates is making early seed choices to …

Agrible, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Data, Planting, seed

Case IH Field Cultivator Creates High-Efficiency Seedbed

Kelly Marshall

Case IH is offering a new Tiger-Mate 255 field cultivator designed to create an ideal spring seeding bed. The Tiger-Mate 255 create a smooth, flat subsurface that, when combined with the Case IH Early Riser planter, helps growers meet productivity goals and achieve maximum yield.  It can run at up to 10 miles per hour with no loss in seedbed …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Equipment, Planting

John Deere is Ready for Spring at FPS

Kelly Marshall

It’s harvest time on the farm, which means many growers are reflecting on their planting season. For those looking to make improvements to the 2017 planting experience, John Deere is ready with updates to the MaxEmerge 5e row unit.  I got to take a look at the row units at the Farm Progress Show and Product Specialist, Austin Verbeck took …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Planting

SOYL Releases New Field Scouting App

Joanna Schroeder

UK-based SOYL has released a new field scouting app iSOYscout, designed to make recording, monitoring and review of in-field problems and variation easier for growers. The free Apple-placform app enables growers to log features and problems in their fields, while they are in the fields, with no need for a cellular or wifi connection. However, SOYL says a 50GBP in-app …

Agribusiness, Apps, Planting, Scouting