Articles by Ann Hess

NCGA Highest Yield Winner: Six tips for 2017 growing season

· March 24, 2017

With spring planting season nearly here, we caught up with one of the 2016 NCGA Highest Yield winners to find out his tips and tricks for a successful growing season. Planting DEKALB seeds, Heath Cutrell of Chesapeake, Virginia, took home the 2016 first place in the A. Non-Irrigated division with 347.2323 bushels per acre. Cutrell’s […]

USB: Sustainability doesn’t last, if not profitable

· March 16, 2017

Sustainability. That “s” word that often makes us cringe in the industry, because it’s a mission statement every farm must follow — if a practice isn’t profitable, and doesn’t maintain land and resources for the next generation, then it can’t be sustainable. “We believe that nothing is sustainable that’s not profitable,” said John Motter, United […]

FMC: See disease, get in there and manage early

· March 15, 2017

Frogeye leaf spot, cercospora leaf blight, powdery mildew, rusts, and brown spot … these are all words a grower wishes was not part of his or her vocabulary. However, when it’s out in the field, it must be tackled and FMC hopes to help farmers beat all of these tough diseases this growing season with […]

Syngenta: Trivapro fungicide ups harvest efficiency by $16/acre

· March 14, 2017

In this current economic climate, many growers have posed the question, “why would I use a fungicide on corn when commodity prices are $3.50?” “The way I look at is I don’t know why you wouldn’t because of the benefits that we’ve seen,” said Eric Tedford, Technical Lead Fungicides, Syngenta. We had the opportunity to […]

Wildfires: Relief pours in for farming communities

· March 13, 2017

Since last week’s wildfires in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, the ag community has rallied to send support and supplies. According to Scarlett Hagins, Communications Program Manager, Kansas Livestock Assocation, the Kansas Livestock Foundation has had an overwhelming response  with hay donations, milk replacer for calves, and other resources. The current need right now is […]

Mycogen: Get your spring planting checklist ready

· March 9, 2017

Planting season is nearly here. Are you ready? “There’s a lot of things to think about. As we know planting really sets the stage for the whole crop year so it is really important to get things right,” said Melissa Bell, a Mycogen commercial agronomist serving the Illinois area. “Personally I’m a big fan of lists […]

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