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Protecting Your Investment – How B&A Genetics® New Small Batch Treater Benefits Growers

This year B&A Genetics purchased a small batch seed treater to test new seed treatments and rates to bring to our customers. This will allow us to test many new biologicals, seed applied nutritional, seed applied insecticides, and new fungicide chemistry and rates going forward in replicated corn and soybean testing. Many of our current[…]

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June 28, 2019
Meet Our Team – Cam Myers

The name may sound familiar: Cameron’s journey with B&A Genetics began a little over a year ago when he joined us as a summer intern and today, we’re excited to announce his transition to full-time EdgeUp Advisor. After growing up on a family farm and actively participating in his local 4-H Club for more than[…]

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Protecting Your Investment – What Are My Nitrogen Options for Late-Planted Corn?

This spring has been long and complicated. Some areas have seen a few windows of opportunity to apply pre-plant anhydrous ammonia and spray herbicides—and even plant a few fields. The priority now is to get seed in the ground, and at this point, pre-plant anhydrous ammonia is almost not an option with the recommended waiting[…]

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May 29, 2019
Meet Our Team – New Hire EdgeUp Advisor, Lane Steinke

Meet one of B&A’s newest EdgeUp Advisor’s, Lane Steinke. Lane’s history with working on his family’s farm and interest in helping area growers get more from every acre makes him a great asset to the B&A team. Lane is a recent graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Agriculture Business and currently resides[…]

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The burndown flexibility of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans

As we approach mid-May, most areas are just starting to dry off after an extended period of wet weather. Since April 15, there has been roughly a total of two days in which conditions allowed growers work in the fields. Little to no burn down herbicides have been applied, and most fields show signs of weeds starting[…]

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May 16, 2019
Summer Hire Spotlight 2019- Welcome Chase Stephens

Chase Stephens is joining B&A Genetics as a summer Sales Intern. His knowledge and interest in agriculture began at an early age as Chase grew up working with friends and neighbors on their farms. He is currently studying early childhood education at Wright State Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio. An interesting fact about Chase is[…]

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Protecting Your Investment – Advantage of Planting B&A Genetics® Protect ‘N Grow™-Treated Seed

  This year, a majority of corn and soybean planting has taken place during May. Along with rising soil temperatures comes rising weed and insect growth. This is why treating your seed to protect your investment is so important. Our exclusive Protect ‘N Grow seed treatment options for corn and soybeans offer layers of protection[…]

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Protecting Your Investment – Cold Saturation Germ Test

What factors do you consider when determining what seed to plant first? Chances are things like: field conditions, soil temperature, seed maturity, drainage, and weather come to mind first. However, with the spring we’ve had, weather is likely at the top of your list. When a few days of sun and 65-degree weather are followed[…]

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January 24, 2019
Soybean Seed Quality

As we move into the 2019 growing year, one of the residual issues from 2018 that will affect this upcoming growing season is soybean seed quality. The 2018 growing year brought some of the highest yields we’ve seen; but seed quality issues stole some of the spotlight. Many of these issues were the result of[…]

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November 26, 2018
Got Stink bugs??

This past growing season, damage caused by stink bugs proved to be one of the biggest surprises to many growers. The reality is, there are several species of stink bugs that feed on corn and soybeans in the Ohio and Indiana regions (Fig 1). Stink bugs will overwinter in any type of ground cover or[…]

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