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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...
The Scoop on Split Nitrogen Applications
Jun 08, 2020 | Answer Plot
4 Tips for Managing Early-Season Weed Pressure
May 26, 2020 | Answer Plot
Early-season weed control is one of the five essentials that can help you improve your operation in 2020. Now is the ideal time to get ahead of weed pressure and make the right strategic decisions to help mitigate their emergence. However, if weeds do emerge, there are steps...
Timely Tissue Sampling Aids Nutrient Decision-Making
May 19, 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...
Agronomic Considerations for Prevent Plant Acres
May 12, 2020 | Answer Plot
In 2019, a record number of acres were declared prevent plant because of an unusually rainy spring and summer in many areas of the United States. In 2020, farmers are weighing the options of returning at least some of those acres to production. What agronomic factors could...
What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?
May 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
Imagine you’ve invested in a new state-of-the-art planter. You’ve done all the planter maintenance and calibration to set up for a successful spring, but in the midst of all that prep, you forgot to fuel up your tractor. Without the tractor, that expensive planter can’t do...
Use In-Season Tools to Illuminate Opportunities
Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
During the growing season, every minute counts. Many times, extra hands are hard to come by and more hours in the day are not an option. However, quality technology that is properly leveraged can quickly detect field problems and successes to help you know exactly where to...
Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year. Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in-season nutrient game...
Have Confidence in Soil Sampling Results
Apr 22, 2020 | Answer Plot
Every year, you make a significant investment in fertility for your acres. Whether you soil sample in spring or fall, you need those samples to be taken properly and in a consistent manner. Being able to trust those results will lead you to make better fertilizer decisions...
Address Early-Season Issues With Technology
Apr 20, 2020 | Answer Tech
After the rush of spring planting, it can be hard to monitor every field for in-season problems such as poor stands, seedling diseases, winterkill, early-season pests and weed pressure. There’s just not time to go back and perform manual scouting evaluations on every field...
When Corn Becomes a Weed
Apr 20, 2020 | Answer Plot
Volunteer corn plants are a nuisance for soybean growers because they grow quickly and are difficult to manage. Left uncontrolled, volunteer corn can lead to yield loss and also serve as a host for corn rootworm larvae. Timely herbicide applications are essential to managing...
Beyond the Buzzword: Sustainability and Soil Health: Episode 122
Apr 17, 2020 | Answer Plot
On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast, host Jon Zuk sits down with Jason Weller, the Senior Director of Sustainability at Land O’Lakes. The two have a frank conversation about the buzzword “sustainability” and what it means for farmers and their operations. A...
Micronutrients Aren’t Optional
Apr 15, 2020 | Answer Plot
When you hear the word “micro,” what comes to mind? Do you immediately think “inconsequential,” “insignificant” or “nonessential”? If so, you may assume that micronutrients are an optional component of your plant nutrition program. But that’s not the case. Micronutrients are...
What Could a Wet Season Mean for Your Crops?
Apr 14, 2020 | Answer Plot
While farmers always want plenty of moisture in their soil profile for optimal crop growth, excessive amounts could cause challenges for crops. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you understand how wet conditions have an impact on crops and can help you prepare...
What Could a Dry Season Mean for Your Crops?
Apr 13, 2020 | Answer Plot
Abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions could have an impact on crop production in some areas, causing extra challenges for farmers trying to maximize yield potential. Even though some parts of the country may be seeing plenty of moisture now, we all know conditions can...