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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.
A two-year research project at Northern Illinois University is taking a deep dive — and a big listen — into farming and the impacts of climate change on farming in northern Illinois.
Northern Illinois and the entire Midwest could be facing a warmer, drier winter, thanks to a patch of warm water near the equator. But there is no need for snow lovers to panic — or for summer lovers to break out the patio furniture.
Don’t give up on the 2023 corn and soybean crop. That is the message that David Cosgray, DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist for central Indiana, has for growers.
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.
Chris Gould planted soybeans this year on some of the acres where he grew soybeans last year.
Better than expected — and not so much. As farmers complete the harvest of corn and soybeans in DeKalb County and throughout northern Illinois, the corn crop overall has met or exceeded expectations for yield. Soybeans, on the other hand, haven’t quite lived up to farmers’ hopes.
Harvest is well underway across Indiana, and some farmers are dealing with yield loss from tar spot. Long periods of wet conditions created favorable conditions for tar spot.
Jason Harmon is ready to see the 2021 Indiana corn crop. “I am excited for this harvest. I think a lot of people are. I want to see these combines start going and see what we have on this crop for 2021,” said Harmon, DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist for northern Indiana.
Supported by industry-leading breeding advancements and extensive agronomic resources, the new 2022 products from the DEKALB and Asgrow brands are focused on maximizing farmer yield potential and profitability.
Which one deserves special treatment? And if so, what should that special treatment look like? Those questions, on a corn field level, were among the questions that a corn hybrid nitrogen study sought to answer at the Bayer Crop Science Learning Center at Monmouth.
Agronomy Week returns this season April 5-9, saluting agronomic professionals who play a key role in supporting farmer success. But this year’s weeklong celebration, hosted for the fifth consecutive year by the DEKALB, Asgrow and Deltapine brands, will feature a new FFA scholarship program, culminating in an exciting live television event.
With the help of modern technology, Bayer is dipping a toe into the waters — or more accurately, the soil, of carbon sequestration and carbon markets.