Wyffels Hybrids news
Jeremy Rutledge is proud of his service to his country, he’s proud of returning to the family farm, but what he’s most proud of is being a father and husband.
Ryan Gentle, Wyffels Hybrids agronomy manager for central and southern Illinois, shared his thoughts and advice on harvest at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.
The Highland Community College Agriculture Department invites the public to the 2023 Agriculture Research Day.
Chris Gould planted soybeans this year on some of the acres where he grew soybeans last year.
Nitrogen is among the costliest and yield-limiting inputs in corn production, and there are three pathways that investment can be lost during the growing season.
Reports of the heaviest Midwest tar spot infestations the past five years paralleled heavy rains and humidity.
Variability is one way to describe the 2022 growing season. “It’s really the story of variability because it depends on where you’re at and if you were lucky enough to catch some rains,” said Jared Goplen, agronomy manager at Wyffels Hybrids.
The first confirmations of tar spot in the United States were in Illinois and Indiana in 2015 and the corn disease has since spread across the Corn Belt. “It’s here and we’re going to have to learn how to deal with it,” said Ryan Gentle, Wyffels Hybrid agronomy manager.
Nitrogen is often a balancing act between profitability and optimum productivity, and the possibility of N loss further complicates the issue.
Corn planting progress was well behind the five-year average through early May and an agronomist urges farmers to wait for ideal conditions.
Corn rootworm management is no longer simply a “plug and play” strategy.“ It’s to the point where we can’t just rely on broad-scale recommendations. We need to take our operations and manage them on a field-by-field basis,” said Eric Wilson, Wyffels Hybrids agronomy manager.
The notion of carbon markets is not new, but has been pushed to the forefront of recent in ramped-up efforts to sequester carbon dioxide.
Widespread enrollment in agricultural carbon markets hinges on several factors, including economics and uncertainty.
The Serving Those Who Served program was highlighted at Wyffels Hybrids’ booth during the Greater Peoria Farm Show.
Wyffels Hybrids welcomed Idris Amusan and Devin Nichols to its team of industry-leading corn breeders. Combined, Amusan and Nichols bring more than 32 years of plant breeding and genetics experience to Wyffels.