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Close up of a spray nozzle distributing a burndown herbicide.

Take Care of Early Spring Weeds Before Planting

Feb 02, 2023 | Answer Plot
As you prepare for spring, 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. In addition to stealing water ...
Growers evaluating early-season soybean stands.

Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?

Jan 12, 2023 | Answer Plot
Plant growth regulators have been getting more attention from the agricultural community in recent years, but you may be wondering if they live up to the hype. The Answer Plot® program has generated solid research supporting the benefits of applying plant growth regulators (P...
Stack of three CROPLAN corn seed bags.

New Traits for CROPLAN Corn Hybrids in 2023

Dec 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
Farmers looking for the latest seed traits and technology will have more management options in 2023 with new CROPLAN® corn hybrids. We have added nine new corn products – including two with SmartStax® PRO trait technology and three with Trecepta® trait technolog...
Early-season soybean plants.

Making Sense of the Biologicals Market

Dec 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
Biologicals have 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.   At WinField Un...
Close up of corn at tassle.

Use Response-To Fungicide Scores to Make Data-Based Decisions

Nov 16, 2022 | Answer Plot
Whether selecting which hybrids to plant or determining which fields to spray with fungicide, use response-to fungicide (RTF) scores to help inform your decisions. RTF scores can help you make tailored, hybrid-specific choices based on years of reliable yield data. The Value of ...
WinField United advisor discussing hybrid decisions with a grower.

3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions

Nov 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging reliable, quality data. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Employ these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are using the most relevant infor...
Farmer planting soybean seed treated with Warden® CX II seed treatment.

The Latest Innovation in Soybean Seed Treatments

Oct 20, 2022 | Answer Plot
How much time and thought do you put into your seed treatment decisions? If you’re like many growers, probably not too much. Seed treatments are critical for starting your soybean season off successfully. If you have a healthy root system in June, you have the opportunity t...
Get a Grip on Crop Protection

Get a Grip on Crop Protection

Oct 12, 2022 | Answer Plot
Choose adjuvants with research numbers that matter more than ever before. When choosing adjuvants, how do you know they’ll do the job?   The description on the jug? Snazzy marketing? A convincing sales pitch? What about data?   In 2023, we may be faced with...
Farmer loading CROPLAN seed bags into his pickup truck.

5 Key Considerations For 2023 Seed Selection

Oct 10, 2022 | Answer Plot
As you harvest this year’s crop, it’s time to start thinking about the next. Seed selection is one of the largest and most important decisions you make each season so it’s important to prioritize objective data and attributes over flashy marketing and slick sale...
Drought-stressed corn displaying leaf rolling.

Tips For Managing Drought-Stressed Fields

Jun 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
You can purchase the right equipment, seed and inputs to set your season up for success, but you can’t control the weather. Navigating the challenges of Mother Nature is one of the trickiest parts of farming. This is especially true when it comes to managing crops through d...
Close up of corn tassels.

5 Ways to Find Success With Fungicides

Jun 16, 2022 | Answer Plot
It’s time to bust the myth once and for all that fungicides aren’t worth investing in. Research has continually shown yield advantages when a fungicide application is made. In fact, our Answer Plot® trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bu...
Closeup of a soybean plant.

6 Disease Management Tips for Corn and Soybeans

Jun 15, 2022 | Answer Plot
Diseases may already be showing up in your corn and soybean fields, so it’s a good time to be scouting your fields for early signs of trouble. With plenty of the season still left, your crop will benefit from a proactive approach to disease management. Here are six tips to ...
Grower analyzing mid-season corn plant.

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 and ...
Cotton thrips on a leaf.

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&...
Herbicide applicator climbing onto a sprayer carrying an adjuvant jug.

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 adjuv...
Farmer lowering a spray boom to prepare for an herbicide application.

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 y...
Canola field in full bloom.

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 pr...
Close up of cotton plant.

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 t...