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Tissue Sampling Builds Communities of High-Yielding Farmers

“We’ve got some farmers who just aren’t content with the status quo, and they're willing to do more and learn more about raising the best crop possible,” says AgriGold® agronomist Scott Bugg. That willingness to do and know more led a handful of Ohio farmers to participate in a season-long ...

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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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Soil Health and Maximizing Success

With so many options for getting nutrients to the plant, from continually advancing commercial fertilizers to tried-and-true classic methods, each grower needs the right soil health strategy. ...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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