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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Wheat Seed Treatment
Aug 04, 2020 | Answer Plot
It’s time to finalize your wheat seed purchases for 2021. Make sure that a high-quality seed treatment is part of the package to get plants off to a healthy start and protect them throughout the season from diseases and insects. Here are three questions to consider when...
3 Tips for More Economical Fungicide Applications
Aug 04, 2020 | Answer Plot
When weighing purchase decisions, you consider many factors, but ultimately you want to maximize your return on investment potential. However, variables that are out of your control sometimes make that hard to do. Here are three steps you can take to help make more economical...
Prioritize ROI and Boost Plant Health With a Fungicide Application
Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
At the beginning of the 2020 growing season, we introduced five fundamental decisions to help you improve the profitability of your operation. One of those fundamental decisions, an effective fungicide application, is especially relevant now as you scout for potential disease...
Sunflowers Have Good Potential for Variable Rate Seeding
Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
Sunflowers Have Good Potential for Variable Rate Seeding Chris Heidrich District Sales Manager Bismarck, ND Like any crop, sunflowers can respond well to variable rate populations, provided you have enough variability in your fields. The trick, of course, is finding the right...
Managing Against Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Wheat
Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
Managing Against Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Wheat Kyle Okke Agronomist Dickinson, ND Weed resistance is a popular topic of conversation in any growing season, as it’s a problem that impacts every farmer regardless of location. Repeated use of a specific herbicide can lead...
Limiting Harvest Loss Helps Optimize Canola Profit and Reduce Volunteer Canola in Wheat
Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
Limiting Harvest Loss Helps Optimize Canola Profit and Reduce Volunteer Canola in Wheat Dennis Christie Agronomist Yukon, OK Following a harvest strategy is essential to realizing optimal yield potential, whether you produce spring canola or winter canola. But it also helps...
6 Ways to Jumpstart Your Sunflower Stand
Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
6 Ways to Jumpstart Your Sunflower Stand Kyle Okke Agronomist Dickinson, ND Once you’ve determined which market to produce for and selected the right CROPLAN ® sunflower varieties for your acres, you have to practice the right planting techniques to optimize yield potential...
Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
Jul 29, 2020 | Answer Plot
Cotton growers know that even under ideal conditions, cotton requires intense monitoring and management throughout the season. Here are some tips to help guide in-season decisions. Control insects Cotton seed treatments typically last 21 to 28 days in a given growing season...
Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn
Jul 27, 2020 | Answer Plot
The growing season has been relatively mild with some periods of challenging weather. Regardless of the weather, boron should always be top of mind as we progress into pollination in corn. What is the role of boron? Boron plays a key role in flowering, pollen development and...
Focus Scouting Efforts With Ag Tech Tools
Jul 20, 2020 | Answer Tech
Spring and early summer are always busy for farmers. But 2020 has brought many unforeseen challenges that have made this time of year even more hectic. With so much to consider this year, scouting fields may become a lower priority. However, ag technology tools can help you...
Timely Tissue Sampling Aids Nutrient Decision-Making
Jul 20, 2020 | Answer Plot
This season, be sure to routinely monitor the health of your crops by asking your agronomist to take tissue samples and have them tested for nutrient status. This will help ensure your crops are receiving what they need to deliver optimal yield and return on investment (ROI...
Broadening Connections to Deliver In-Season Insights
Jul 15, 2020 | Answer Tech
In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly, easily and securely is essential. Accessing your data to make informed decisions in-season can drive profitability on your operation. Now there’s a new way to make data more readily available to...
Capitalize on Corn Seed Treatments In-Season
Jul 15, 2020 | Answer Plot
Your corn seed is in the ground and taking root. Hopefully, that seed came with a quality seed treatment already applied. Now it’s time to pay attention to the in-season value a seed treatment can bring and leverage that to begin informing your seed decisions for next year...
7 Tips for Managing Soybean White Mold
Jul 08, 2020 | Answer Plot
Last year, many farmers had to manage white mold in their soybean fields. This was likely due to a field history of white mold, paired with cool wet weather and high temperatures. We don’t know for certain if this disease will be an issue again this year, but we can prepare...
Look to Fungicides to Help Manage Disease in High-Value Hybrids
Jul 06, 2020 | Answer Plot
When all the disease triangle components are in place — the inoculum (disease spores), the host (the plant) and the right environment — disease will likely manifest. If we get hot and dry weather, the opportunity for disease usually decreases. Temperatures in the 80s are...
Advanced Acre Trials to Show Value of Data-Backed Approach
Jun 26, 2020 | Answer Tech
In today’s challenging and changing marketplace, quality data, ag technology and agronomic expertise are critical tools that enable farmers to make informed decisions and manage for optimal return on investment (ROI) throughout the season. This season, the WinField United...
Answer Plot 2020: Different Format, Fresh Intel, Same High-Quality Data
Jun 23, 2020 | Answer Plot
For 21 seasons, the WinField ® United Answer Plot ® program has delivered leading-edge agronomic insights live and in person at locations across the country. This year, we won’t be doing in-person group events as we have in the past. But rest assured that the Answer Plot...
Help Protect Corn From Tar Spot Pressure
Jun 22, 2020 | Answer Plot
Tar spot is a relatively new disease in corn in the north central United States, but it already has a history of severely limiting yield potential. It was first identified in Indiana and Illinois fields in 2015 and had been isolated to select Midwestern geographies until the...
Soybean Gall Midge Brings More Questions Than Answers
Jun 16, 2020 | Answer Plot
In 2018, small orange midge larvae were found, causing significant injury and yield loss to soybean fields in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota as well as in several Minnesota counties. In the two years following this larvae’s discovery, the areas affected by soybean gall midge...
Timing Is Key to Success With Double-Crop Soybeans
Jun 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
Double-cropping soybeans along with corn and adding a wheat crop can be a profitable alternative to a traditional corn/soybean rotation. Good timing, careful planning and strong stand establishment are just some of the factors that are critical for a successful double-crop...