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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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