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Does Your Hybrid Flex Their Ear by Girth, Length or Kernel Depth?

The answer should guide your management strategy. Learn more about ear flex types....

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Dynamic Field GX™ Corn Hybrid Rankings Demonstrate Value of Genetic Diversity

The stars aligned for Family H corn hybrids in 2023, but next season will likely bring a new leader. Learn how 2023’s performance can inform 2024 planting decisions....

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AgriGold Celebrates 15 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners in 2023

Dedication. Adaptability. Collaboration. Hard work. Those traits are rewarded and honored each year as the National Corn Growers Association crowns the season’s National Corn Yield Contest winners. From that group comes the AgriGold Yield Masters™ — those who won using AgriGold products for ou...

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BEYOND THE BUSHEL: REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2023 GROWING SEASON WITH AGRIGOLD AGRONOMY

From long periods of drought, to hailstorms, high temperatures and other extreme weather events, 2023 was a roller coaster for many farmers. Here’s a glimpse of how harvest went across several of AgriGold’s territories: ...

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Snow Dreams and Soil Science: A Farmer's Guide to Wishing for the Perfect Winter Recipe

With temperatures already starting to drop — and some areas of the country already seeing snow — winter is well on its way. For farmers, this can be a bittersweet time. It’s a brief period of quiet post-harvest. But there are big questions of what’s on the horizon. ...

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Navigating a Corn Maze: Common Misconceptions About Seed Selection and How They Can Lead Farmers Astray in 2024

Choosing the right corn hybrids is one of the most important decisions a grower will make. But it won’t be the easiest. Considering the sheer volume of choices out there, comparing those hybrids to specific growing conditions, evaluating price and more can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, this ...

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Tailoring Hybrid Corn Placement Helps Farmers Reach Their Goals

See how Field GX hybrid corn families A and J performed amidst this year’s growing conditions. ...

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Analyze Corn Yield and Harvest Data to Push Performance Year After Year

Learn how corn yield and harvest data can help improve performance next year....

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Prioritize Plant Health from Start to Finish to Advance Yields and Minimize Problems

Agronomist Jeff Morey gives guidance on how to proactively address plant health throughout the season to maximize yield potential....

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Diverse Hybrid Corn Seed Genetics Drive Performance in Any Environment

AgriGold agronomists advise on the importance of spreading risk by selecting corn hybrid seed from different genetic families....

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Red Crown Rot Threatens Midwest Soybean Yields

AgriGold agronomist Brett Leahr reports finding red crown rot in his Illinois territory this year. Learn what to look for and what to do if you find this soybean disease in your fields....

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Evaluating Fields at Harvest: A Roadmap to Superior Seed Selection

Farmers can unlock valuable insights into their seed genetics' performance by examining their fields during harvest. Capturing field observations ahead of the combine can help refine hybrid selection and increase productivity and profitability for the upcoming year....

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Unleash the Power of Drones: Sentera's Precision Agriculture Revolution

At AgriGold's Innovation Days, groundbreaking technology from leading companies took center stage. In the final installment of this three-part series, discover how Sentera is using drone technology to lead a revolution in scouting techniques. ...

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Soil & Crop Biotechnology Changing the Game for Nutrient and Fertility Management

At AgriGold's Innovation Days, groundbreaking technology from leading companies took center stage. In the second installment of this three-part series, discover how Pattern Ag is leading a revolution in scouting techniques through advanced nutrient and fertility testing....

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Corn Tar Spot Is Lurking. Are You Protected?

Are you prepared to protect and defend your corn from tar spot? AgriGold agronomist Kevin Gale shares management techniques to help this season and next....

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Farmer Choice and Diverse Genetics Define AgriGold’s 2024 Lineup

Learn about AgriGold’s new corn hybrids and soybean offerings for the 2024 growing season, plus how these products will help farmers achieve higher yields....

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AgriGold Innovation Days Brings Revolutionary New Tissue Analysis Testing That Can Change the Game for Farming

At AgriGold's Innovation Days, groundbreaking technology from leading companies took center stage. In this first installment of a three-part series about the events, discover how LeafTech Ag is using advanced leaf nutrient analysis to spearhead a scouting technique revolution....

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5 Tips for Harvesting After a Hot, Dry Season

During hot, dry years, farming success requires monitoring crop moisture levels, precision equipment calibration, optimal harvest timing and diligent post-harvest handling. Learn more about AgriGold’s five tips for this year’s harvest. ...

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Brown Stem Rot in Soybeans: Causes, Impact and Control

Discover how Brown Stem Rot (BSR) silently threatens your soybean harvest. Learn how to spot its telltale signs, the damage it wreaks on your crops, and the strategies to protect your soybean investment. Don't let BSR take your yields by surprise!...

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Early Season Issues Could Have End-of-Season Implications

Learn how drought conditions are leading to potassium deficiencies in corn crops, plus steps farmers should take to proactively identify issues and prevent implications....

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Maximizing Soybean Yield Potential: The 3 Keys to Pod Fill

For soybean farmers prioritizing high yields, successful pod fill is critical. To maximize crop yield, focus on three key factors: optimal plant nutrition, soil health and fertility, and the environment....

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Mastering Grain Fill: Proven Methods for Maximizing Corn Production

Grain fill is a pivotal corn production stage, with direct impact on both yields and crop quality. By optimizing the grain fill process, farmers can unleash the full potential of their corn crops and maximize their yields. ...

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6 Steps for Successful On-Farm Trials

On-farm testing helps farmers make informed decisions and optimize crop production. Trials can provide valuable insights into seed selection, fertilization practices, and crop protection strategies to optimize crop growth and development. ...

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Imagery Unleashed: Empowering Farmers with Next-Level Corn and Soybean Scouting

Scouting corn and soybeans requires meticulous, detailed observation to effectively monitor crop health, identify pests and diseases, and make well-informed management decisions. With the growing acreage involved in farming, the use of aerial imagery can maximize efficiency and reduce the overwhelm ...

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Optimizing Crop Growth: Proactive Strategies for Mid-Season Management

As the growing season progresses, effective management strategies can help farmers stay ahead of crop stresses. Discover the essential factors that can help get the most out of a crop....

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Stay Alert as Tar Spot Continues to Spread

Tar spot is here to stay, and farmers should understand the risk factors of the disease and work with their crop advisers to develop individualized management plans....

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Enhancing Corn Root Health: Strategies to Improve Growth and Yield

As the foundation of the plant, roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil, anchor the plant in place, and provide support for the above-ground portion of the plant. When root development is compromised, the plant may struggle to access resources it needs to grow. ...

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Cutting Through the Damage: A Comprehensive Guide to Black Cutworms in Corn

In many crop fields across the United States, one notorious pest poses a significant economic threat to corn: the black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon).This insect wreaks havoc on corn crops, causing substantial yield (and financial) losses for farmers. ...

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Optimize Nitrogen Management: Sidedressing Tips for High-Yielding Corn

To maximize corn performance, nitrogen sidedressing could be a helpful technique. But farmers will need to choose the right timing and methods to optimize nitrogen in their fields....

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Enhancing Crop Health: The Importance of Fungicide Timing

As crops nationwide enter critical growth stages, it’s crucial to assess disease pressure, implement effective control measures, and determine the optimal timing for foliar fungicide applications....

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Understanding Rapid Growth Syndrome in Corn: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

As the planting season concludes in AgriGold regions, crops are entering key vegetative stages. And during this phase, it’s crucial to watch out for a phenomenon known as rapid growth syndrome (RGS). ...

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Assessing the Need for Replanting: Analyzing Potential Consequences and ROI

For corn and soybean growers, it can be a challenge to evaluate whether to replant. But it’s crucial to recognize the situations in which a replant may be necessary to maintain and maximize ROI on your acres. ...

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Navigating Drought: Challenges and Strategies for Planting Corn and Soybeans

Planting corn and soybeans in a drought poses unique challenges. After 250+ days without meaningful rain in some areas of the Midwest (especially Kansas), farmers have had to prepare to plant in soils with little to no moisture. These harsh, dry conditions have and will continue to delay plantin...

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From Plant Pests to Crop Health: The Importance of Early Season Corn Scouting

For corn and soybean growers, it’s hard to navigate early season challenges like weeds, pests, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies. To maximize yield potential and financial performance in the face of these issues, it’s crucial to identify the problems early and take preventative measures. ...

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Slow-emerging Crops May Be Vulnerable to Pest Pressure

Farmers planting into cool, wet soils should prioritize seed with strong emergence and evaluate which fields should be planted first. ...

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How to Use Starter Fertilizer to Unlock Corn and Soybean Potential

Planting season is upon us. This means farmers are thinking about how to maximize R.O.I. and increase yields. And starter fertilizer is top-of-mind. But what is it? How can it help? What is optimal application timing? Learn more in this week’s agronomy blog. ...

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If Your Corn Stands Aren’t Uniform, You’re Likely Leaving Yield on the Table

Uneven emergence sacrifices kernel counts and weights, warns an AgriGold agronomist. Find out what you can do to achieve even stands....

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From the Ground Up: Soil Temperature and its Impact on Corn and Soybean Emergence

As the weather warms up, farmers across the country are gearing up for planting season. To make 2023 the best crop year yet, it’s best to consider soil temperatures. Knowing the optimal time to plant corn and soybeans can make all the difference in crop quality. ...

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9 Factors to Consider When Making Early Soybean Planting Decisions

As we reach the early days of April, it’s almost time to get in the fields and start #plant23. And as it becomes more common to plant soybeans early, more farmers are attempting to begin planting earlier than usual. But before hitting the fields, be sure to consider these factors:...

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EPA Narrows Dicamba Application Window for Some Areas

If weather stalls planting and the narrower application window for the herbicide becomes problematic, AgriGold agronomists say farmers still have options....

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Using Last Fall’s Soil Test for This Spring’s Best Results

Soil sampling is crucial to create a successful fertility management plan. Knowing soil nutrient levels can help you leverage each field and save money on rising input costs. Find out how to use your soil test results for the upcoming planting season to maximize yields and profitability....

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Maintaining Your Planter to Maximize Yield Potential

Planter performance is crucial for a successful crop. To maximize yield potential for #grow23, prioritize planter maintenance before starting #plant23. ...

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AgriGold’s New Genetic Family Offers Stability and Flexibility

Field GX J gives Northern Corn Belt farmers more options for diversifying seed portfolios. The eight corn hybrids are less management intensive products that farmers can depend on for consistent performance....

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Understanding the Basics of Integrated Pest Management

To protect and maximize yields, it’s important to identify, monitor, and manage pests. Learn how to correctly approach integrated pest management and create field-specific management plans with AgriGold agronomy. ...

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Spring Burndown Considerations for Maximum Weed Control

As you prepare for #plant23, make weed management a priority. Learn more about the limitations, benefits, and when/how you should make a spring burndown application. ...

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Study Shows the Early Planting Yield Advantage Is Real

Corn and soybeans can both take advantage of early planting to pump up yields, but farmers seeding corn early need to choose hybrids with strong emergence scores....

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Developing an Effective Weed Management Plan for Maximum Yields

Weeds can be a major problem for farmers, as they compete with crops for nutrients, water, and light. Learn how to create a successful weed management plan (and how to implement it) with AgriGold agronomy tips and tricks....

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Managing Yield Goals and Rising Input Costs: Strategies for Optimizing Farm Performance

In today’s environment, managing costs and maintaining yield goals can be a balancing act. With input costs continuing to rise, that’s more of a challenge than ever. Find out which strategy you can use to hit your yield goals – without spending extra dollars. ...

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From Seed Selection to Equipment Prep, Farmers Stay Busy During the Off-season

Our agronomists can be a resource as farmers ready for spring, helping them to analyze plot data and choose the best mix of seed products for their farm....

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What You Need to Know About Spring 2023 Weather Trends

Winter is well underway, which means we’re days closer to the 2023 planting season. As you make the finishing touches to your seed order and do necessary tractor and planter maintenance, be sure to check out what’s in store for your planting season, come spring. ...

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Gain Elite Defense from AgriGold Corn and Soybean Trait Technology

We’ve added 15 new hybrids and 35 new varieties to our lineup for 2023 – racking up a total of 99 corn products and 74 soybean products. But choosing from our extensive, yield-winning lineup only gets you halfway there. Alongside our products, we offer the highest-performing trait options availa...

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Top-Level Genetics and Personalized Service: A Recipe for An NCGA Yield Contest Win

Yield Masters: that’s what our 2022 NCGA Corn Yield Contest winners are. They are the early risers, shortcut deniers, detail freaks, and generally obsessive farmers who find themselves on the short list of Yield Masters. ...

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Soybean Architecture Study Helps Guide Farmer Seed Selection

An AgriGold agronomist set out to classify varieties’ ability to flex under low and high seeding rates in hopes of improving seed placement and yields....

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The Benefits of Employing Cover Crops on Your Farm

As cover crop benefits have increased, there has been additional interest in adding them into traditional corn and soybean cropping systems. Find out the benefits of cover crops, how to choose the best one for your fields, and how to best establish if they are the right agronomic decision....

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How to Maximize Your Nutrient Management Plan in 4 Easy Steps

This December, whether you’ve already finished your AgriGold seed order or you’re still crafting your perfect combination of hybrids and varieties, you’re likely adding checklist items to your farm’s management plan. As you make your list, these are the steps we recommend....

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Survey Shows Tar Spot Has Commanded Farmers’ Attention

A new survey confirms tar spot is a major concern for farmers, eclipsing their worry about diseases like northern corn leaf blight, southern rust or Goss’s Wilt. But while farmers are anxious about the disease, they also signaled uncertainty about managing it...

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AgriGold Hybrids that Excel on Dryland Acres

As you make plans for the 2023 crop year, take into account the dry, drought-like conditions that are expected to follow the 2022 growing season – especially on dryland acres. Although these growing conditions aren’t ideal, don’t fret: AgriGold has you covered with exceptional hybrids that wil...

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Residue Management Critical to Warding off Corn Diseases Like Tar Spot

Reducing the amount of pathogen that’s in a field is critical to limiting your disease risk next season, especially for corn-on-corn fields. Thankfully, there many tools and strategies for getting good soil-to-residue contact....

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Maximize All Your Acres with AgriGold Soybean Varieties

You’ve seen a sneak peek of what soybean varieties AgriGold is bringing for plant 2023. This means you’re probably asking yourself what varieties will work best on each of your acres. Look no further – we’ve laid out the best varieties from our lineup for every unique situation the 2023 crop...

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How to Optimize A Fall Anhydrous Application

Now that harvest is ending and your bins are full, it’s time to plan for next year. The first strategic choice you need to make? Whether to apply anhydrous ammonia this fall, in the spring, or both. Find out the advantages of applying anhydrous right now to maximize your yearly nitrogen use. ...

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What you Need to Know for a Successful Fall Burndown Application

We’re approaching the beginning of November, which means the end of harvest is in sight. If you’re hoping for an early start to plant 2023, look to a fall burndown application to aid in your success. ...

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What Early Snow Could Mean for 2023’s Crop

Early snowfall could actually offer unanticipated advantages—even if it seems like a burden. Learn the three crucial benefits that snow can offer to your fields this year. ...

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Level Up Plant 2023 With AgriGold’s Seed Order Checklist

With harvest in full swing, now is the best time to start thinking about plant 2023. Get a jump start on your production plans this fall with our top considerations for placing your seed order....

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Yields that Win Despite 2022 Environmental Challenges

Mother Nature brought a cold, wet spring, which delayed planting across much of the country. Postponed soybean planting can affect branching and podding later in the growing season, thanks to slow vegetative development. Lack of moisture towards the middle of the growing season coupled with prior en...

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Limit The Impact of Ear Rot and Mold

“Ear molds are a possibility every year,” says AgriGold Agronomist Leslie Lloyd, and those storing corn on-farm need to know if they have mold before harvest. “You certainly wouldn’t want to contaminate a 60,000-bushel bin with 5,000 bushels of corn from a hot spot,” Lloyd cautions. Iowa ...

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Soil Testing Should Be At The Foundation Of Every Fertility Program

Any solid fertility program needs to start with a soil test, showing areas lacking and where improvements can be made. Among the many reasons to test soil, more targeted use of costly inputs is a significant economic benefit. “It’s generally more economical for farmers to use the right rate of ...

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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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How to Scout for and Manage 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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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

Thistle caterpillars, the larvae of painted lady butterflies, can harm Midwest soybean crops by feeding on a variety of plants. Find out what these caterpillars look like, what to look out for, and how to scout and manage them....

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Rootworm

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

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Japanese Beetles: How to Spot Them and Minimize Their Damage

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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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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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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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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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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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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Enhancing Corn Root Health: Strategies to Improve Growth and Yield

When root development is compromised, the plant may struggle to access resources it needs to grow. This leads to reduced yields, lower quality crops, and more susceptibility to pests and diseases. ...

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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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Corn Emergence

Let's Talk Temperature and Moisture...

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