Posted on 05/10/2017 by Shelby Schaa
As you begin to evaluate your fields and assess recent cold, wet conditions and even snow in several areas, look for disease symptoms from Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia:
-Rotted seed
-Rotted or discolored seedlings after germination or prior to emergence
-Root or hypocotyl decay
Unfortunately at this time there are no real hybrid specific resistances to seedling diseases.
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Posted on 04/21/2017 by Shelby Schaa
Things are going to get very hectic, very soon. Many things factor into when corn starts to get planted…calendar date, precipitation, weather forecasts, etc. Interestingly enough, the only thing your corn seed cares about is soil temp and moisture. Most farmers have a good resource they use to evaluate soil temps and when is a good time to start planting.
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Posted on 04/04/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Maximum light interception is one of the goals achieved through optimum plant population. Early planting dates, longer relative maturities, and increased seeding density all contribute to closing the crop canopy as early as possible. Keep in mind the potential benefits and drawbacks that population can have on weed competition, white mold, and lodging.

Posted on 04/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

A few thoughts related to protecting the yield potential of your corn crop. Several things are out of your control (you know what they are), but a couple of things to consider in which you do have control of that perfecting may make a difference:

 

 

Planting Depth: When it comes to planting corn, use the 2 inch mark as a guide.

Posted on 04/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa
So, it’s April, and the agriculture world is filled with news of crop acreage reports, global supplies, South American yield reports, and 90 day weather outlooks. It seems every year we say “it’s not a normal year”. 2017 is certainly beginning far from normal.
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Posted on 03/20/2017 by Shelby Schaa
With a new growing season in front of us, we will be adding a new look to some of your areas across our footprint. This year we will be selecting a few locations to bring our present and up and coming genetics to be seen by more people.
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Posted on 12/22/2016 by Shelby Schaa

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Yield Monitor Challenge. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the results we received from our customers and harvest data from this year’s test plots. Thanks again to those who participated and your sweatshirts should be arriving soon!

Posted on 12/22/2016 by Shelby Schaa

Why Adam chose SabrEx for his Progressive Yield Initiative project?

Within my sales territory, I place products on a wide range of soil types. After discussing the product, I felt it would be for an interesting trial for a PYI project, especially if I could show benefit on improving hybrid performance on dryland acres.

Posted on 12/22/2016 by Shelby Schaa
The results are in from Mark Johnson’s fungicide application:

 

Notes during the growing season:
Planting date: 4/26/16
Harvest date: 10/6/16
Planting population: 33.5K
Harvest population: 31K
Fungicide trial: the trial had three replicated fungicide strips consisting of 6056 VH with the fungicide applied at V6 (4oz), R1 (6oz) & V6 (4oz), and R1 (6oz), and a check application.
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Posted on 12/22/2016 by Shelby Schaa
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Yield Monitor Challenge. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the results we received from our customers and harvest data from this year’s test plots. Thanks again to those who participated and your sweatshirts should be arriving soon!
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