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May 19, 2020
MEET OUR TEAM – Intern to EdgeUp Advisor, Jesse Van Ness

The name Jesse Van Ness is definitely not new around here. Jesse started working for B&A Genetics in 2018 as a sales intern, he spent two summers with us, progressing his sales skills each year. We are very excited to announce that Jesse will be coming onto the team as a full time EdgeUp Advisor[…]

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COLD SATURATION, WHAT IS IT? BREAK DOWN OF COLD SATURATION TEST

It happens almost every year, we have great planting conditions for 4-5 days, then a cold-wet period happens. The ground becomes saturated, the temperature drops, and you worry about your corn coming up. Warm germination All seed in the industry is tagged with a warm germination, a lot of seed will test 90-95% germination (warm[…]

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March 18, 2020
MEET OUR TEAM – New Hire EdgeUp Advisor, Ryan Minyo

B&A Genetics is very excited to announce our newest EdgeUp Advisor, hailing from Mount Gilead, Ohio, Ryan Minyo. He will be assisting growers on getting an EdgeUp on their farms, focusing on the central Ohio region. Being on the farm is nothing new to Ryan, with his dad being a farm broadcaster and his uncle[…]

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SPRING PREPARTATION interview with Director of Agronomy, Mark Beamer

What are some ways farmers can get ready for the spring? First off, most farmers have already started bringing their planters, tractors and field cultivators into their shop for pre-season mainentence. If you haven’t started this process, it’s time to do so. Secondly, farmers need to start thinking about, or getting ready to apply spring[…]

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The Importance of Sulfur in Corn and Soybean Production

Why is Sulfur important? Sulfur is an important nutrient in corn and soybean production as it aids protein and amino acid formation in the plant. In the past, sulfur was supplied by “acid” or high sulfur rain around the Midwest, from power plants and other sources. However, atmospheric sulfur has been reduced due to the reduction[…]

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October 31, 2019
B&A GENETICS HARVEST UPDATE – END OF OCTOBER 2019

B&A GENETICS HARVEST UPDATE – END OF OCTOBER 2019 WHAT. A. YEAR. With a crazy planting season, that sent us into a very late plant, we knew this harvest was going to be different compared to other years. Here is our in-field report from our B&A Genetics® team: B&A Genetics Director of Agronomy, Mark Beamer:[…]

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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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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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