StollerUSA High-Yielders Impress #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Attendees of this year’s Commodity Classic are in San Antonio, Texas this week to learn – and who better to learn from than Stoller‘s panel of top yielding farmers. The Stoller “Break Through Yield Barriers” session not only asked panelists to share about their operations, it also invited the packed crowd to participate by texting answers to poll questions during …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, StollerUSA, yields

First Wheat Yield Contest Winners in 20 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

The winners of the first National Wheat Yield Contest in 20 years used new techniques, advanced seed varieties, and innovative production practices to produce an average of 135 bushels per acre. The National Wheat Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2016 National Wheat Yield Contest, sponsored by Monsanto, BASF, John Deere, and Winfield, which drew nearly 170 entrants. The …

Contest, wheat, yields

FMC Offers New Episodes of The Minute

Kelly Marshall

FMC is bringing growers 12 new episodes of The Minute.  The series was created to offer timely information about current agronomic issues to growers and retailers.  This new set of shows will help prepare members of the ag community for the 2017 growing season. “Our host, Jake Turner, is back traveling the country, talking with industry experts and growers about …

Agribusiness, FMC, Video, yields

Accurate Yield Forecasts from Descartes Labs

Kelly Marshall

In August Descartes Labs offered their first 2016 U.S. Corn Yield Forecast and now they’re adding soybeans to the weekly forecast as well. The forecast is significant because the company is using satellites and weather data to analyze spectral signatures for corn, offering information about crop health and relative productivity.  Using a petabyte of data, 30,000 computers and 16 hours …

Agribusiness, Corn, Soybeans, yields

.@DuPontPioneer Introduces Tech to Boost Soy Yields

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer is introducing Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) 4.0. This technology will more than double the rate of genetic gain of the soybean varieties in Pioneer’s research pipeline, translating to greater yield potential in the field and a reduced time to bring new products to market. “This is revolutionary technology that is helping deliver higher yielding soybeans to market faster …

Agribusiness, biotechnology, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans, technology, yields

Stem Cells May Be Key To Increased Yields

Lizzy Schultz

Biologists at New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered a regulatory pathway in corn that could help explain how plants regulate the proliferation of stem cells, and could potentially be used to increase yields of corn and other staple crops by as much as 50 percent. The pathway works by channeling signals from emerging young leaves in corn to …

Ag Group, biotechnology, Corn, Genetics, Research, technology, Traits, yields

Bayer FiberMax One Ton Club Has New Record

Kelly Marshall

Yields were made to be broken.  That’s why Bayer is honoring 127 members who qualified for the elite FiberMax One Ton Club for the 2015 crop year.  This year’s inductees include 40 new members and 87 returning qualifiers for a grand total of 848 members. Vance and Mandie Smith of Big Springs, Texas take home top honors.  The seven-year members …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Cotton, yields

LibertyLink Shows Yield Advantage in Field Tests

Kelly Marshall

For the second year in a row, field tests show LibertyLink soybeans yield better than Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans. A collaboration between multiple university researchers and cooperators planted side-by-side field trials across various soil types.  The trials were designed to measure a yield comparison of both herbicide systems. “We wanted growers to be able to look at the two …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans, yields

StollerUSA and NSP Partner For Sorghum Shootout

Lizzy Schultz

The National Sorghum Producers (NSP) announced the installment of Sorghum Shootout, a new grower program, during the 2016 Commodity Classic. The announcement was made with the support of StollerUSA, NSP’s newest gold partner and Sorghum Shootout sponsor. The Shootout, set to begin in May, is the latest installment of a yield contest held by NSP over the past three years, which …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, NSP, Sorghum, StollerUSA, yields

Asgrow Yield Contest Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 50 farmers have been named winners in the 2015 Asgrow Yield Contest. Thirteen of the winners achieved soybean yields exceeding 100 bushels per acre, including the top yield of 134.5 bushels/acre by John Rigdon of Jarrettsville, Maryland, who planted Asgrow® AG3832 Brand. Others who surpassed the 100-bushel threshold were: Jed and James Schneckloth, of Eldridge, Iowa, with 121.9 bu./acre …

seed, Soybeans, yields