Yield Masters
Podcast

Take Action: Understanding Seedling Risk From Disease Feat. Dale Ireland

In the world of agriculture, nothing is ever 100% sure. That's why seed treatments play a huge role when tending to plants to help manage their stress, both biotic and abiotic. To help farmers understand their options when purchasing seed, Todd Steinacher brings in Dale Ireland of Syngenta Seedcare to discuss the best seed treatments to achieve the highest amount of yield possible. From reading the signs of plant diseases and driving pests away to designing the best seed packaging for maximum protection, they go deep on the most effective strategies every farmer must know in growing corn and soybeans. At the end of the day, all of us are biologists who have an innate talent to interact with every living thing, which can be showcased when taking care of crops.

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Never Walk Away From A Growing Crop: Lessons From The 2020 Growing Season With Ken Ferrie Of Crop-Tech Consulting

Soil testing is an important component to successful farming, but it is just the foundational piece of a bigger system. At Crop-Tech Consulting, growers are trained on everything there is to implement a complete system from tillage and planting to hybrid selection. At the helm of this systems approach to farming is Ken Ferrie. Joining Todd Steinacher on the show, Ken shares his insights on the data and takeaways from the 2020 growing season and gives some recommendations for future years. They have a saying at Crop-Tech that goes, “Never walk away from a growing crop.” Listen in and learn the significance of that powerful statement as we move forward to 2021 and beyond.

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The XtendiMax® Herbicide Label: Expanding The Toolbox For Soybean Management With Mark Dostal

XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, a restricted use pesticide, Bayer’s low-volatility dicamba herbicide has acquired a new 5-year registration from the EPA. At the same time, it has made a significant change in its label to better serve the needs of the growers and the industry. What is the rationale behind this move? Joining Todd Steinacher to explain this is Mark Dostal, the Bayer Agronomic Systems Manager. For more than 23 years, Mark has been part of the team behind the development of tools and strategies that make up a significant part of the international weed management repertoire. Using this experience, he discusses the evolution of weed management, specifically in soybean cultivation, and the important role of XtendiMax herbicide as a new, vigorous addition to its growing strategy toolbox.

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How To Strive For Higher Yield With Corn & Soybean Yield Master, Greg McClure 

Farming is not a nine to five thing. It’s a passion, a 24/7 constant. That way, you’ll lead your business in this industry to success. Having that passion run through his family is AgriGold Yield Master for both corn and soybeans, Greg McClure. In this episode, he joins Todd Steinacher to share his journey along with his soybean success stories from 2020 and some lessons he learned throughout it all. How do you strive for a higher yield? What are the basic steps to implement that for soybeans? How do you manage your bean crop? How do you incorporate fungicides and insecticides during grain fill time? Greg answers this, and more in this great conversation!

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The Digital Journey Of Modern Agriculture With Jason Carey 

The more we move along with the changes of our times, the more we understand that there is no exact destination, only a journey. Host Todd Steinacher greatly believes in this, standing by how modern agriculture is on this ever-moving digital journey, and everyone is simply at a different stage or point of that. He brings to the show the Eastern digital ag field specialist with AgriGold, Jason Carey, to help take us into a deep dive into the digital journey of the agriculture industry. Where is a good place to start moving digitally? What is data, and where do we need to focus? How can a yield map help you make better decisions? Jason answers these questions and more. Plus, he lets us in on a project they had on hybrid plots where they compare using weigh wagons versus digital optional loam.

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