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Planting
Stop Trying to Turn Runt Pigs into Show Pigs

According to Gregg Adams, President and Co-owner of B&A Genetics, the tallest plants in a field are the first ones to emerge and they always produce the largest ears. Any plant that emerges later is usually one or more leaves behind and is something we call “runt pigs.” Like all “runt pigs,” late emerging plants[…]

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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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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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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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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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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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August 3, 2018
Crop Update with Justin Geis- EdgeUp Advisor

• What is the stage of the corn right now in your region? o Corn in the stage of R3-R-5 right now. • What is the stage of the soybeans in your region right now? o Soybean stages from R3-R5. Double crops are in about the V1-V3 stage right now. • What will we see[…]

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July 27, 2018
What is Climate FieldView? – Interview with Katie Staton

• How would you explain Climate FieldView to a farmer who has never used this system before? o Climate FieldView is an easy to use platform that collects all your data including, planting information, in-season health and harvest reports in one place to help you make critical decisions about your operation • What kind of[…]

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June 2, 2017
Corn Re-Planting Considerations

  For most of the typical growing season, farmers pray for rain. But this year, they’re praying for it to stop. Cold, wet conditions across the Corn Belt have forced many farmers to return to their fields to re-plant once or even twice. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to re-plant, we encourage[…]

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