Seed en Top 5 Ag stories: Seed sprouting on the plant; plus managing storage losses <div class="node-body gallery-body">In this week's top 5 stories, producers can get a warning about how the wet weather in the corn belt could begin seed sprouting in corn and soybeans. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Plant and Animal Health Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:24:00 +0000 106861 at Bayer and Monsanto announce deal <div class="field-deck"> The merger brings together two different, but complementary businesses </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The business will combine and have offices in Germany, Missouri and North Carolina. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Agrochemicals Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:39:00 +0000 106661 at Soybean inputs lack ROI <div class="field-deck"> Six-year study shows few inputs delivered profits given $8.90 soybeans. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After six years of replicated trials (60 total site-years), would you believe the only soybean inputs with a positive return on investment (ROI) were foliar insecticides, an occassional seed treatment and an occassional foliar fungicide/insecticide combo?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Seed Soybeans soybean production Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:59:00 +0000 103611 at #Classic16 New products: Herbicides, seeds, digital management, more <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The trade show at Commodity Classic was the biggest in show history. That meant a lot of products to browse through. Between the show floor and press events, Editor Kurt Lawton found these upcoming, updated or new products for farmers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Seed Agrochemicals Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:35:00 +0000 103441 at Modern corn hybrids handle nitrogen stress, crowded planting better <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Modern hybrids maintain per-plant yield in environments with low nitrogen, can bounce back from mid-season stress and have an improved ability to take up nitrogen after silking, even if they suffered from nitrogen deficiency during flowering.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Fertilizer Seed corn production Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:31:00 +0000 103321 at <p>Agronomy doctoral student Sarah Mueller studies how modern corn hybrids respond to nitrogen stress.</p> Photo: Purdue Agricultural Communication/Tom Campbell Off-patent Roundup soybean trait in demand <div class="field-deck"> Public and private herbicide-resistant varieties in demand whether or not seed can be saved </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2015, Chad Hornsby planted about 300 acres to soybeans with the now off-patent Roundup Ready trait, known as RR1. "I can use the money I save on seed to help fight pigweed," says Hornsby, who could have saved seed and replanted it this spring, but didn't. "I'll buy new certified seed again this year."</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Soybeans Seed Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:34:00 +0000 103121 at <p>P28T08<sub>R</sub> is what Pat Arthur, soybean product manager, DuPont Pioneer, calls a &quot;local legend.&quot; Packed with the traits including the off-patent glyposate tolerant or RR1 trait, Arthur reports that it is a proven performer with a yield advantage over competitors.</p> DuPont Pioneer Corn hybrid choice paired with management zones can boost yield <div class="field-deck"> Ohio farmer planted offense and defense hybrids by management zones to boost corn yields 13 bushels/acre. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although an unusually wet spring led to less-than-ideal-growing conditions on his Delaware, Ohio, farm, Jim Case says the new multi-hybrid planting system proved that planting both offensive and defensive hybrids in the same corn fields is a money-maker. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Equipment Seed corn planting Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:13:00 +0000 102821 at <p>The offensive hybrid remains green in this multi-hybrid field, while the defensive hybrid is turning brown. The reddish area on the right suffered early water damage. Two brown squares in the center background are yield comparison plots.&nbsp;</p> PhotoP Alex Johnson, Beck’s Hybrids How much GM corn will you plant? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Conventional seed planting is on the rise,&nbsp;a trend driven by tight margins. <a href="" target="_blank">(Read our recent story.)</a>&nbsp;Will you trend toward more conventional seed in order to keep costs down? Or will you stick with stacks and traited hybrids? Take our latest poll and let us know what percentage of your acres will be conventional versus genetically modified hybrids.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/01222016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3881-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3881"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3881" name="choice" value="3881" class="form-radio" /> All of my acres will be genetically modified corn seed.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3891-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3891"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3891" name="choice" value="3891" class="form-radio" /> More than 75% of my acres will be genetically modified corn.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3901-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3901"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3901" name="choice" value="3901" class="form-radio" /> 50-75% of my corn acres will be genetically modified corn.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3911-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3911"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3911" name="choice" value="3911" class="form-radio" /> 25-50% of my corn acres will be genetically modified corn.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3921-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3921"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3921" name="choice" value="3921" class="form-radio" /> Up to 25% of my acres will be genetically modified corn.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3931-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3931"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3931" name="choice" value="3931" class="form-radio" /> I will plant all conventional corn seed.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="102731" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form--9Ch3rcZpo5-n-ish_m-Rb4MxdNX7RI03reRZXXNoZQ" value="form--9Ch3rcZpo5-n-ish_m-Rb4MxdNX7RI03reRZXXNoZQ" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> Corn Seed Fri, 22 Jan 2016 23:27:40 +0000 102731 at Which inputs will you cut back in 2016? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Prices are still low, and inputs still haven&#39;t met the drop. This may lead farmers to cut inputs in 2016. We&#39;d like to know, compared to your 2015 input expenses, where do you plan to cut the most for 2016? Will you cut back most on fertilizer? Seed? Herbicide? Will you cut across the board? Or, will you stick with 2015 cost levels? Feel free to leave a comment about your choices below!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/11302015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3781-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3781"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3781" name="choice" value="3781" class="form-radio" /> Reduce herbicide costs</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3791-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3791"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3791" name="choice" value="3791" class="form-radio" /> Reduce seed costs</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3801-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3801"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3801" name="choice" value="3801" class="form-radio" /> Reduce fertilizer costs</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3811-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3811"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3811" name="choice" value="3811" class="form-radio" /> Cut across all inputs (herbicide, seed and fertilizer)</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3821-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3821"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3821" name="choice" value="3821" class="form-radio" /> Maintain 2015 input cost levels</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax-1" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid-1" value="102061" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-1" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-k5ecgBzsU06Mw-6hmCXQHlwxUlhVcHubvn_N8RdWTXY" value="form-k5ecgBzsU06Mw-6hmCXQHlwxUlhVcHubvn_N8RdWTXY" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form-1" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> Fertilizer Issues Seed Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:37:45 +0000 102061 at Corn seed cost increases: Per acre, per bushel and as percent of corn revenue <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Overall, seed costs have increased on a per acre basis, on a per bushel produced basis, and on a percent of corn revenue basis. As the need to reduce non-land costs continues, seed costs is one area requiring examination. Moreover, seed cost control becomes more important as the percent of corn revenue devoted to seed increases. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Seed Seed Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:28:00 +0000 101971 at