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  • Feb 19, 2013

    Seed Worries?

    A new source of yield worries in 2013: Seed availability and quality. Seed company representatives say the 2012 seed crops turned out better than expected during the growing season and overall supplies should be adequate. However, some agronomists say there could be shortages of some high-demand corn varieties. In addition, the germination standard in some lots could be in the 80% range and flat seed may be in shorter supply while rounds are more plentiful....More
  • Jan 24, 2013

    Soybean Breeding Process Refined 3

    DuPont Pioneer recently announced the new T Series soybeans. During the announcement, they talked about refining the soybean breeding process using their Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) system. While it "doesn't shorten the breeding process, it makes what is put into the system much better," says Jessie Alt, DuPont Pioneer soybean breeder and research scientist. Alt talks here about the breeding process, how AYT helps, molecular markers, the soybean genome and the Pioneer IMPACT program....More
  • Oct 5, 2012

    Extreme Beans: The App 30

    Access valuable research information, plus two calculators to help you determine which inputs get you the most bang for your buck and which seeding rates are optimal for your highest return.m...More
  • Jun 4, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    DroughtGard Corn Hybrid 1

    Mark Edge, DroughtGard marketing lead at Monsanto, talks about the company's DroughtGard corn hybrid. From what they saw in limited trials in 2011 to how they're testing it on a broader, on-farm scale in 2012 to a hopeful market launch in 2013, the hybrid offers possibilities for corn to use water more efficiently and lessen the drought burden....More

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