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AgriGold to Debut 15 Corn Hybrids and 35 Soybean Varieties for 2023

The expanded offerings enhance our ability to tailor products to each farmer. Whether you’re looking for something new or a proven hybrid, you’ll want to hear about our 2023 lineup....

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AgriGold Drone Trials Vet Fungicides And How They Best Pair With Hybrids

These trials are helping us to understand our hybrids even better so our farmer customers can get the combos that maximize their return on investment. ...

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Variety Selection Critical in Preventing IDC From Sapping Yields

AgriGold is conducting trials to enhance our iron deficiency chlorosis scoring system to better equip farmers to fight this yield-draining deficiency. ...

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Controlling Spider Mites: Reduce the Risk

AgriGold Agronomist Steve Heightchew tells us the importance of identifying and treating spider mites on soybeans. ...

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Prevent the Top Three Mid-Season Diseases

Protect your yield. Learn how to identify and control the top three corn diseases in your fields this season....

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Identifying soybean gall midge

Dealing with yield loss from pests is the last thing you want. Learn how to identify and scout for one of the newest soybean pests....

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Agronomist Urges Farmers to Stay Vigilant on Corn Rootworm

Corn rootworm can have a devastating impact on yield. Don’t let the pest catch you off guard. ...

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Time In-season Nitrogen to Maximize Yields and Profitability

Farmers need to consider their application options and plan ahead to get the most out of their corn crop. ...

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PLANTING IS DONE. IT’S TIME TO EVALUATE EMERGENCE.

After planting, it’s all about protecting the genetic potential of your seed. First up in the battle against mother nature is evaluating emergence. Find out how in the latest article from your AgriGold agronomy experts....

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Stop seedling diseases before they start.

Cool, wet conditions are a recipe for seedling diseases. Know what to scout for and how to prevent losing yield to avoidable diseases. ...

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Managing Soybean Weeds: There’s No Room for Do-overs

Farmers need to stay on top of weed control in their soybeans to protect yields. See how to maximize every opportunity to reduce soybean weeds....

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Tar spot is spreading: Are you ready?

Although tar spot is a relatively new pathogen in the United States, its effects can be dangerous. Choosing resistant hybrids and instituting strategies like tillage and crop rotation can reduce your risk....

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New AgriGold Corn Hybrids Available for 2023 Planting

Whether it’s annual climate, soil type, disease pressure, or other management challenges, evaluating your farm’s distinct goals or challenges is the first step to choosing the right corn hybrids for the best chance of success....

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Watch out for these two early season soybean diseases

When it comes to soybean diseases, early detection and treatment are key. Here are a few early season soybean diseases, advice on how to spot them, and strategies for reducing your susceptibility and maintaining your yields....

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Early season corn diseases to scout for

When it comes to corn diseases, early detection and treatment are key. But what’s even more important is preventing the disease in the first place. Use these tips to prevent early-season diseases, how to spot them and how to manage the diseases if they do show up. ...

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New AgriGold Soybean Varieties Available for 2023 Planting

A sneak peek of what’s new from AgriGold for the 2023 planting season, the gaps we’ve filled in our seed portfolio and tips for which new varieties to try....

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How to recognize Phytophthora root and stem rot, plus steps to take to reduce risk

Phytophthora root and stem rot can be one of the most significant disease risks for soybean growers, but there are steps you can take to recognize symptoms and improve your fields’ resilience against it....

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How to determine where to plant which hybrids

Choosing the right hybrids is hard enough, but what about choosing where to plant them? Find out the top questions you should be asking yourself in order to build a yield-optimizing plan for where to plant which hybrids....

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Making the most of nitrogen under price pressure

Ask 50 farmers about their biggest concerns, and you might hear “rising input costs” 50 times. But if you asked all 50 of those farmers about the timing and rates of their nitrogen application, you might get 50 different answers. ...

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Level up your yield with tissue sampling

Our AgriGold agronomists have been working with farmers across the country to implement a rigorous tissue testing program. After nearly a decade of collecting and analyzing tissue samples, your local AgriGold agronomist has the tools and information to make a tissue testing plan for your farm that w...

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Hybrids that Win: The unique genetics behind AgriGold’s winning corn lineup

Yields that win start with high-performing genetics. AgriGold hybrids are backed by the research engine of AgReliant Genetics, and we’re rigorous in the pursuit of new hybrids that bring winning yields to farmers across the country. ...

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Yields That Win: Borges Farms

Borges and his fellow Yield Masters are an example of obsession at its best: yields that win. With leading genetics and a time-tested agronomic partnership, AgriGold continues to deliver exceptional product performance, and the Yield Masters share our relentless commitment to winning. It’s no surp...

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How to Fight Slug Damage in Early Planted Soybeans

Soybeans planted in the first half of April or earlier have been proven to yield 10% higher than soybeans planted in late April or early May*, but not without risks. Early planting exposes the seed to harsher conditions – cold soil, limited sunlight and new pests. Slugs, in particular, are a pest ...

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Announcing AgriGold NCGA Corn Yield Contest Winners

The 2021 NCGA Corn Yield Contest featured 42 AgriGold Yield Master winners, representing 15 states and 11 elite hybrids. ...

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How to Turn This Year's Challenges into Next Year's Plan

Although we never wish challenging conditions on any farmer, I’d be lying if I said that the agronomy team at AgriGold wasn’t chomping at the bit to evaluate how the crops were performing against the stress and disease pressure of the 2021 growing season. ...

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How Your Harvest View Informs Seed Selection

Growers can learn about how their seed genetics performed by looking at clues in their fields at harvest. Getting out ahead of the combine to take notes about what they see is the first step to improving hybrid selection for the coming year. ...

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Tar Spot Management
Considerations

The Tar Spot complex has more questions than answers when trying to plan for the next 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 sourc...

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Brown Stem Rot

The cause, symptoms, infection & management of brown stem rot...

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Scheduling Irrigation by Corn Water Use

Critical Stages for Irrigation Timing ...

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Soil Temperature at Planting

50°F is the accepted minimum temperature for corn germination but other factors are in play when deciding if planting into low 50’s or colder soil is the right decision. ...

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Precision Planting 2020 PTI Results – mSet® Multi-Genetic Planting Study

Objective: To analyze the yield and economic benefit of implementing mSet® single meter multi-genetic technology to place specific corn hybrids for individual spatial management zones. mSet® is an upgradeable product to vSet® meters and vDrive® controller, which couples a seed selector added to...

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Keys to Uniform Emergence

Seed to soil contact, soil temperature & moisture in seed zone are the three keys to uniform emergence. ...

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2021 | Weather Outlook

The 2021 weather outlook in a few cities throughout the US. ...

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What is the Potential for Winterkill in Wheat in 2021?

The extremely cold temperatures observed across the states of NE, IA, KS & MO in mid-February have the potential to cause winterkill to the winter wheat crop. However, there are several factors that determine the crop’s ability to survive winterkill. ...

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Thistle Caterpillar

Description, Life Cycle & Economic Injury...

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Rootworm

Life Cycle, Injury & Control Options for Rootworm...

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Japanese Beetle

Description, Life Cycle & Damage of Japanese Beetles...

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Corn Day 1-28

The first 28 days of a corn plant’s life (~ 350 GDUs), is a very critical period in its overall success and setting it up to reach maximum yield potential. When scouting a newly planted cornfield, it is important to understand the fundamental growth habits and what the plant should look like above...

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Corn - Genetics X Environment

Every season presents unique growing conditions and environments. Utilizing genetic diversity with our Field GX™ families will minimize risk and bring greater yields....

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Corn Rootworm Update

February is often a month of planning for most farm operations, but it also needs to be a time to assess the risks your farm may face in the upcoming season. Corn Root Worm (CRW) is often in the back of every growers’ mind but can easily be forgotten when a grower experience’s multiple years of ...

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Creating a Roadmap to 300-Bushel Corn

While achieving average corn yields of 300 bushels per acre (BPA) isn’t typical, it is possible for today’s most progressive growers....

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Consistent Performance
Requires Genetic Diversity

In a world full of chaos and uncertainty growers are craving consistent performance. ...

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Unexpected Yield Robbers
of 2020, Looking to 2021

While growers tend to expect the unexpected from each growing season, there are still lessons to be learned from each year that can be applied to future crops. ...

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Prioritizing Fields

Be sure to prioritize corn fields for harvesting by maturity and standability as harvest continues. Scout fields regularly as the fall progresses, and/or rely on your seed provider to check fields and provide insight on any fields that may need to be harvested first. Hybrids will vary on late season...

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Disease Management Starts in the Fall

Start planning now for potential disease pressure next growing season. ...

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Breaking Soybean Yield Barriers

Illinois farmer Greg McClure grew up next to the founders of AgriGold and his family has been planting their genetics for more than a half century. After years of being unsatisfied with soybean yields that reached a maximum of 72 bushels per acre (bpa), he decided it was time to push his crops to a ...

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MAXIMIZE YIELD BY MINIMIZING
LIMITING YIELD FACTORS

AgriGold Yield Masters have discovered a once hidden yield limiting factor in corn plants....

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Mid-Season Update

At this point in the growing season, many growers’ minds are on the large amount of heat and the lack of adequate rainfall in many parts of the country. ...

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Managing a Mid-Season Crop

Rapid Growth, Rapid Demand...

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3 Keys to Successful Pod Fill in Soybeans

In the past several years, growers are realizing potential for higher and higher soybean yields. ...

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Improving Grain Fill in Corn

Next to pollination, the largest influence on corn yield is the grain fill timeframe. ...

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How To Handle Potential N Loss

The last several years have taught us that Mother Nature will always reign supreme. It’s time for us to evaluate what has transpired so far and determine if we need to alter any crop management decisions. Wet patterns will force a lot of growers to question how much nitrogen they possibly could ha...

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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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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 consu...

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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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Maximize Each Acre
by Leveraging Genetic Diversity

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 ...

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Leveraging Genetic Diversity
to Maximize Each Acre

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

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Heat Units and Corn Maturity

In the past several years, we having thought about and fielded 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 is ...

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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 se...

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Fungicide Timing: Corn & Soybean

Fungicides can be an effective tool in fighting against yield losses caused by fungal pathogens. ...

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Greensnap

Greensnap, also known as “Brittle Snap” or “Brittle Corn” is the breaking of corn plants during a period of rapid growth & development due to extreme wind events. ...

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White Mold

The fungus, Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum, can overwinter for several years in the soil as sclerotia. ...

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Foliar Fungicides

Why & When to use a foliar Fungicide ...

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Greensnap Tech Guide

Greensnap, also known as “Brittle Snap” or “Brittle Corn” is the breaking of corn plants during a period of rapid growth & development due to extreme wind events. ...

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Affected Kernel Set

Physiology – At R1 silks begin to emerge with silks from the base of the ear emerging first. ...

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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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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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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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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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The Return of Corn Rootworm

For the past several years, Western Corn Rootworm have been isolated to just a few hot spots across the Corn Belt and in heavy continuous corn acres. ...

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Corn Root Development Issues

Management Practices to Prevent These Issues...

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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 ...

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Black Cutworm in Corn

Lifecycle and Damage ...

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Corn Emergence

Let's Talk Temperature and Moisture...

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