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Category: Crop Growth & Development

Unleash the Power of the Shovel and Evaluate Corn Root Development

Examining corn root development throughout stages of growth can help gauge corn crop prospects and inform management decisions....

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Set Your Crop up for Success During Its Rapid Growth Phase

Balanced nutrition and a good fertility program can help corn crops thrive during growth, even when weather is challenging....

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How Soybean Architecture Plays into Planting Populations

“A common assumption in agronomy has always suggested that if soybeans have more room to branch, they will – turning into that gorgeous, 10/10 pod-filled beauty. But do they?” asks Nick Frederking, AgriGold agronomist in southern Illinois. “Our team at AgriGold has looked into this question ...

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How to Maximize Dryland Production

In the Southeast, managing intermittent droughts and poor soil moisture retention is crucial for successful agriculture. Innovative practices such as twin row planting, deeper planting depths, and strategic fungicide applications show promise in increasing corn yields. These approaches underscore th...

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A Season-Long Strategy For Optimum Nutrition

For over 50 years, commercial application of macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) has been a crucial part of farmers’ plans. However, crops can’t always access those nutrients in the soil. It’s challenging for farmers to ensure plants get access to all the necessary nutrients th...

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Days 1-28 Are Critical for Building Corn Yield

An AgriGold agronomist offers advice for nailing the start of the corn growing season....

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Strategies for Success: Planting Soybeans Early

Learn how to mitigate risks and unlock the full potential of your acres when planting soybeans early....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Affected Kernel Set

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

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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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