Sustainable Practices Targeted in Wheat Yield Contest

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Contest, wheat, yields

For the first time in 20 years the National Wheat Yield Contest is back!  Winners in two categories, winter and spring wheat, will be announced at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas in 2017.  All state wheat organization grower-members may submit their yields. “We are excited about the benefits this competition will bring to our nation’s wheat growers individually … Read More

NCGA Yield Contest Winner Sets New Record

Taylor TruckeyContest, Corn, NCGA, yields

A record corn yield of 532 bu/acre has set a new all-time high in 51 years of the NCGA National Corn Yield contest. Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields with an additional five national entries surpassing the 400-plus bushel per acre mark. “The contest does more than just provide farmers … Read More

West Central Enhances Yield Guarantee

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Fertilizer, Soil, yields

West Central Distribution is stepping up their enhanced performance guarantee with the launch of their advanced chelating agent Levesol™, starter fertilizer Redline®, and IDC-combatting formula Soygreen®.  Designed for growers pursing new techniques, these products come with a guarantee of an increase in yield per acre. The Performance Guarantee has also been expanded to include more products, expansion of crops and product … Read More

First National Wheat Yield Contest in 20 Years

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Contest, wheat, yields

The National Wheat Foundation has unveiled the first National Wheat Yield Contest in over 20 years.  The rules and registration have just opened on their website and you can submit your entry today!  The contest has been looked forward to with great anticipation since it was announced at the 2015 Commodity Classic.  BASF Crop Protection, Monsanto Seed, John Deere, and … Read More

Help Solve “The Great Yield Mystery”

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, yields

The Mosaic Company has launched of “The Great Yield Mystery,” an episodic podcast drama focused on examining the intricacies of high-yield agronomy. The interactive effort features a state-of-the-art podcast series that evokes memories of the radio dramas that ruled the airwaves before the advent of television. Listeners can download the podcast at or through some of their favorite podcast … Read More

Mycogen Seeds Move Beyond Drought Tolerance

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Corn, yields

Mycogen Seeds is unveiling a new portfolio of hybrids, bred to handle the challenges of the western Corn Belt.  Designed to help growers manage multiple variables with one solution, the new hybrids feature a strong agronomic foundation of disease and insect control, lack of available water, and extreme heat. “Raising corn in the High Plains is not easy, and growers … Read More

FarmLink Partners with MKC

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, FarmLink, yields

A new agreement between MKC and FarmLink will offer MKC customers access to a yield benchmarking tool.  True Harvest by FarmLink allows farmers to view opportunities to improve their yields and profitability.  The 2014 benchmark identified $372 million in additional revenue opportunity for growers in the state of Kansas. “Benchmarking is a critical new tool in our toolbox to share … Read More

FarmLogs Introduces Yield Maps

Cindy ZimmermanData, yields

FarmLogs has announced the launch of Yield Maps, a new feature that enables farmers to import yield data and analyze field performance at high precision. The feature uses heat maps to automatically display the exact location of high and low output as a color-coded overlay on top of each field. The new functionality will be rolled out this week via … Read More

Big Crops in the Fields

Cindy ZimmermanCorn, Cotton, Soybeans, USDA, wheat, yields

A little bit more corn and a lot more soybeans and cotton compared to last year is what USDA is forecasting in the latest report out today. U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of … Read More