VT4PRO isn’t a customized corn hybrid. But it acts like one. “This is a nice option for those low pressure areas, where we still want rootworm protection, but we don’t need SmartStax PRO,” said Rachel Willis.
For corn growers, rootworms are a problem. But how much of a problem they are — and how often — depends on where you farm.
Even as harvest wraps up throughout northern Illinois, farmers already have their thoughts turned to spring planting. That includes the management of pests, from insects to weeds, that can harm corn crops and cut yields.
“Quality” was mentioned countless times during a recent 90-minute tour of the Bayer Commercial Soybean Processing Facility.
As farmers push to finish the 2023 harvest, David Cosgray, DEKALB technical agronomist in central Indiana, shared an update with AgriNews.
The 2024 new product lineups from the DEKALB and Asgrow brands offer advanced agronomics and the latest trait technologies designed to provide farmers with outstanding performance and high yield potential.
The Highland Community College Agriculture Department invites the public to the 2023 Agriculture Research Day.
A group of Brazilian agronomists, landowners and input industry representatives visited several locations in Illinois that included stops at the Illinois State University Farm, Bayer research facilities and John Deere.
At this stage of the season, it’s a good time to scout fields for compromised plants that can reveal any early season stressors that may have stymied ear development and, ultimately, yield potential.
Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the nation, and a recent series of challenges in the U.S. Court of Appeals along with ongoing public debate has led many to question what a future without the product would look like.
Those young corn and soybean plants are stronger than they look. “They can take a considerable amount of abuse and still perform and produce respectable yields,” said Chris Kallal.
There are many challenges farmers face when it comes to corn rootworm pressure and protecting yield potential from the corn pest.
Nitrogen is a high-value nutrient necessary for corn plant growth and high grain yield potential, but high yields at harvest time do not come without an investment.
Despite the urging from her high school ag teacher, becoming an ag instructor was not in Miranda Buss’s career plans.