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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Early Snow Could Mean for 2023’s Crop

Early snowfall could actually offer unanticipated advantages—even if it seems like a burden. Learn the three crucial benefits that snow can offer to your fields this year. ...

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Level Up Plant 2023 With AgriGold’s Seed Order Checklist

With harvest in full swing, now is the best time to start thinking about plant 2023. Get a jump start on your production plans this fall with our top considerations for placing your seed order....

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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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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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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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Managing Soybean Weeds: There’s No Room for Do-overs

Farmers need to stay on top of weed control in their soybeans to protect yields. See how to maximize every opportunity to reduce soybean weeds....

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How Your Harvest View Informs Seed Selection

Growers can learn about how their seed genetics performed by looking at clues in their fields at harvest. Getting out ahead of the combine to take notes about what they see is the first step to improving hybrid selection for the coming year. ...

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Creating a Roadmap to 300-Bushel Corn

While achieving average corn yields of 300 bushels per acre (BPA) isn’t typical, it is possible for today’s most progressive growers....

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Breaking Soybean Yield Barriers

Illinois farmer Greg McClure grew up next to the founders of AgriGold and his family has been planting their genetics for more than a half century. After years of being unsatisfied with soybean yields that reached a maximum of 72 bushels per acre (bpa), he decided it was time to push his crops to a ...

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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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