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Managing a Mid-Season Crop

Rapid Growth, Rapid Demand...

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Soybean Gall Midge

Resseliella maxima (Gagné) is a new midge species first confirmed in 2011, much is still unknown. ...

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Threats & Opportunities To The 2020 Corn Crop

2020 has been another year for the history books and most certainly a tale of two crops across the corn belt. ...

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Prepping for Soybeans…
The AgriGold Way

Growers across the state are in full harvest mode, and pleasantly surprised with the amazing yields that are coming in. While most are still focused on the current harvest, it’s important to multi-task and be thinking about how to prepare the foundation for 2018 crops. It seems like these decision...

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Spring 2019 N Loss

2019 spring planting has not been kind and has once again taught us that Mother Nature will always reign supreme. Although we have experienced so many challenges, I don’t think it’s over yet. It’s time for us to evaluate what has transpired so far and determine if we need to alter any crop man...

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Late Herbicide Applications and
Herbicide Carryover Considerations

A wet and prolonged planting season may cause some herbicide applications to happen later in the season than what was planned. Now that we are in early July, we need to start considering plantback restrictions as well as the growth stage and rapid crop development in summertime heat. Glyphosate Late...

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SDS & SCN

Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in soybean fields have been pouring in over the past week. Up until this point reports had been rather minor (at least in Missouri). Foliar symptoms of SDS typically start showing in mid-late July and early August during the reproductive cycle of the plants. Th...

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Tar Spot Management
Considerations

The Tar Spot complex has more questions than answers when trying to plan for the 2019 growing season, but the AgriGold Agronomy Team has put together their insights on some management strategies. Reduce the stress level in the corn crop: Corn fields that were under severe stress from various sources...

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Physoderma Stalk Rot

Physoderma maydis, causes both foliar and the stalk rot phase....

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Rapid Growth Syndrome in Corn

Wrapped or twisted whorls in corn can be referred to as Rapid Growth Syndrome. It is also commonly called accelerated growth syndrome, buggy whipping, roping, twisted whorl syndrome, wrapped whorls and onion leafing. This phenomenon occurs when leaves fail to unfurl properly and become tightly wrapp...

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Tissue Sampling for
Better Yield Results

For years, tissue sampling has been a useful tool to diagnose crop issues in fields. But for those growers who want to push their yield or better understand their limiting factors, it can be an insightful tool to help them move the yield needle. “The corn plants we’re looking at when we tissue s...

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Grain Fill Stages in Corn

The reproductive stages of corn are often over looked and not fully understood, but as discussions of fungicide applications, maximizing yield and monitoring grain development continue, having a basic understanding will help make better production decisions: Corn reproductive stages generally consum...

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Replant Corn - Best Herbicide Options
for Removing an Existing Poor Stand

Prolonged wet weather, heavy rains, flooded fields and cool temperatures have caused some very poor stands in recently planted corn. Many growers are pondering on whether or not to replant. Replant involves removing the existing poor stand either by tillage or herbicide. For those growers wanting to...

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Heat Units and Corn Maturity

Here on May 1, 2019, we are already having thoughts and fielding questions on corn hybrid maturity and what we should do as we are faced with a slow start to planting. There are worries of longer-season hybrids not maturing on time or still being too wet at harvest. The process of hybrid placement i...

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Green snap in corn

It is that time of year when we hear about green snap occurring in corn. Last year, we came off a very cool April into an unusually warm May/June which caused the corn to grow very rapidly in a short time making it more vulnerable to green snap. This year, a combination of mild temperatures, plentif...

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From the Field With AgriGold:
Spotting Success At Harvest

Defining a corn crop’s success is simple. It comes down to yields, but a whole host of decisions made during the season factor into the final number that appears on the yield monitor. To comprehend the success of an entire crop plan, Shane Brockhoff, Regional Sales Manager for AgriGold, looks at a...

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Leveraging Genetic Diversity
to Maximize Each Acre

Genetics are the foundation of any hybrid’s performance. Though new seed treatments and traits tend to get the most attention, it’s really the genetics working in the background that determine whether a crop is a success or failure. “Since 1935, the dawn of hybridization, growers have gained a...

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Protect Stalk Integrity,
Protect Yield Potential

Stalks play a critical role in the development and maturation of a corn plant. Paying close attention to the health and integrity of this infrastructure system can pay off with more bushels in the bin. Dustin Bowling, AgriGold’s Western Agronomy Manager, knows the first step to stalk health is sel...

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Leveraging Genetic Diversity
to Maximize Each Acre

Genetics are the foundation of any hybrid’s performance....

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Scouting Your Corn Acres

As corn planting begins, we are faced with another year of watching little corn plants turn into something magnificent. Always in hope of reaching that record high yield. During the season, corn growers, corn specialists, agronomists, and consultants are all trying to diagnose any potential problem...

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