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Maximize Plant Health at Key Growth Stages
May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
Plant health is a lofty term that gets tossed around a lot in agronomic conversations. However, when you have a clear definition and actionable strategies, maximizing plant health becomes a very real and important way to help your crop reach closer to their genetic potential...
Take Action Against Thrips in Cotton
May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
During the hustle and bustle of planting season, it’s easy to overlook early-season pests that could cause season-long damage to your cotton crop. Thrips, in particular, require proactive management that starts at planting. Follow these actionable tips to protect your crop’s...
4 Adjuvant Classes Proven to Help Improve Weed Control
May 19, 2022 | Answer Plot
Supply chain issues continue to disrupt the ag industry, making it imperative to use resources efficiently and effectively this season. In many cases, there may not be enough herbicide supply available to fix mistakes or problems that arise during spray applications. Adding...
Prevent and Control Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
If you find your herbicides aren’t performing as well as they used to, you may be battling herbicide-resistant weeds. Once you have resistant weeds, it becomes much more challenging and costly to keep fields clean. With a diversified weed control program, you can level up your...
Monitoring and Managing White Mold in Canola
May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
It would be nice if we could just sit back and enjoy the view when canola reaches its most photogenic stage, but unfortunately, white mold can seriously impact your crop before it blooms when the conditions are right. Therefore, it’s crucial to monitor the conditions and...
Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
May 06, 2022 | 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 Last season, high thrip and plant bug activity challenged growers. Cotton seed...
Crunch Our Numbers, Then Crush Your Harvest
Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
What difference could simply adding an adjuvant to your tank mix really make come harvest? We ran trials, crunched the numbers and, according to the data, WinField ® United adjuvants could help generate additional ROI you won’t want to pass up. Boost corn yield potential by 5...
Making Sense of the Biologicals Market
Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
The biologicals product category has grown exponentially in the past few years. What was once focused on specialty crops and other niche markets is now moving into row crops. That said, the market is still relatively young, leaving plenty of room for confusion and skepticism...
3 Ways to Gin Up Your Cotton Management
Apr 27, 2022 | Answer Plot
As a cotton farmer, some of your biggest purchasing decisions for the upcoming season have already been made. While many variables go into the final variety selection ultimately, you have selected the genetics that will best meet your yield goals and the fiber quality that...
Fine-Tune Your Soil Fertility Plan
Apr 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
Just like us, crops need a well-balanced diet to optimize productivity. When just one essential nutrient is insufficient, the plant can’t carry out metabolic functions as efficiently, which could negatively impact the crop. If you’re looking for ways to fine-tune your...
4 Ways to Upgrade Your Early-Season Spray Program
Apr 11, 2022 | Answer Plot
Once your burndown application is complete and fields are ready for planting, it’s hard to think about anything but getting seeds in the ground. For adequate weed management , however, planting must be balanced with a strategic herbicide program to ensure effective weed...
The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
Apr 04, 2022 | Answer Plot
Did you know that an effective seed treatment helps your crop establish a more even stand? That benefit alone offers season-long advantages. Of course, seed treatments can also help protect against early-season insect and disease pressure and promote vigorous emergence. Don’t...
Answer Plot Research Lends Insight Into Ideal Canola Populations
Apr 02, 2022 | Answer Plot
Every growing season, we focus on several aspects of the WinField ® United R7 ® high yield management research at our Answer Plot ® locations. When it comes to our canola trials, one area that continues to receive a lot of attention is response-to population (RTP). Namely...
New European Variety Highlights CROPLAN Spring Wheat Portfolio
Apr 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
In our ongoing quest to bring the best wheat varieties to market, WinField ® United and CROPLAN ® brand seed have developed relationships with several of the industry’s top genetic suppliers. And just like the professional sports teams that scout for international talent, we...
CROPLAN® Portfolio Now Includes COAXIUM® Hard Red Spring Wheat
Mar 31, 2022 | Answer Plot
CROPLAN ® has added a new spring wheat variety to its lineup . CP3201AX CoAXium ® hard red spring is now available in limited quantities for spring seeding. This variety is part of the CoAXium Wheat Production System , which provides a new tool for weed control by combining...
5 Strategies for Effective Grass Weed Control
Mar 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
Broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and ragweed often get a lot of attention from growers in the South but managing grass weeds is equally critical for maintaining yield potential. Compared to broadleaf weed management, there can be some additional challenges...
Manage Risk and Improve Yield Potential With Impact Rx
Mar 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
Fungicide applications may not be at the top of your priority list but, according to our Answer Plot ® data, they should be. Across varying locations and conditions, trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre increases in corn yields when a...
Take Care of Early Spring Weeds Before Planting
Mar 23, 2022 | Answer Plot
As you prepare for spring, it’s a good idea to consider a spring burndown herbicide application if winter or spring annual weeds are a problem in your fields. Winter annuals, including marestail, overwinter and resume growing as soon as temperatures warm in the spring. When...
Reliable Seed Supply Demonstrates Commitment To Sunflower Growers
Mar 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
As a leader in the sunflower market, WinField ® United is proud to report that sunflowers are a priority crop in our CROPLAN ® seed portfolio . Making this claim isn’t just lip service. We back it up with our actions. This means ensuring we always have at least a half-year’s...
Enhancing Sunflower Crop Performance: How to Go From Good to Great
Mar 17, 2022 | Answer Plot
As much as sunflower yield potential has grown in recent years, I firmly believe we’ve yet to reach the pinnacle of crop performance. Simply put, there are several agronomic practices producers can implement to improve their operation and turn a good crop into a great one...