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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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