Shalyn Nelson, Author at AgriGold

Author: Shalyn Nelson

Genetic Characterization: How Aligning Seed Choices with the Planting Environment Sets Growers Up for Success

Choosing the right seed genetics — that align with specific field conditions and management practices — is one of the most critical decisions farmers will make. Genetic characterization can help make that decision-making process easier. ...

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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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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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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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