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How The Hybrid Happens

What does it take to create a hybrid? What do you need to do and what things do you need to keep in mind? Dr. Peter Lynch, the VP of Research for AgReliant Genetics, gives Todd Steinacher a behind-the-scenes look into all of the work and processes that go into creating new hybrids to help farmers grow. We learn the techniques and the hard work that goes into growing hybrids and why these are the future of agriculture. Tune in to learn more on hybrid plants in this episode.

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Let's Talk Pest Management With Dr. Nick Seiter

Insect pests are one of the number one enemies when it comes to planting. Without proper pest management, the infiltration of insects could easily lead to untimely deaths of plants, destroyed crops, and a diminished yield. Dr. Nick Seiter is a field entomologist and researcher with the University of Illinois, where he develops and evaluates management strategies for insect pests of field crops. In this episode, he joins host Todd Steinacher to discuss what to look for and when to investigate pest-related damage to your crops. Get valuable know-how you can use to protect your crops and your yields in this episode of The Yieldmasters Podcast.

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Disease: The Biotic Stress Threatening Your Crop With Brian Foss

How do you minimize diseases threatening your crop? The first step is to learn as much as you can about these potential diseases. Todd Steinacher’s guest today is Brian Foss, Plant Pathologist at AgReliant Genetics. Brian shares with Todd about the PCR pathology experiments he conducts on hybrids and inbreds. Join in the conversation to get the latest updates on pest management, disease identification, prevention tips, and more. Learn more to make better choices. Tune in!

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Lessons From The Podfather, Chris Weaver

Research and data have proven their worth in optimizing planting and farming processes. And it’s important to understand the nitty-gritty to effectively take care of your products. Chris Weaver is a sixth-generation farmer from Central Maryland who contributes a lot to soybean agronomic research and was crowned as The Podfather in 2020. In this episode, he joins Todd Steinacher to share great insights on the importance of evaluating different products and understanding soil biologicals, base saturation, and soil testing. Chris also explains the value of building relationships and challenging your systems if they haven’t been working. 

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Making Agronomic Decisions With Big Yield Impacts Feat. Mike Kavanaugh

Big decisions from the top always trickle down to the bottom and especially impact your yields. Mike Kavanaugh has been National Agronomy and Products Manager for AgriGold Seed Brands and has now transitioned into Corporate Product & Development Manager for AgReliant Genetics. He’ll discuss some things he’s learned in his transition to the corporate and development side of management. Mike talks about what to look out for and pay attention to so you can make sure you’re making the right decisions that lead to big results.

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Let's Dig Into Soil Fertility With Cory Oberlander

Soil fertility is one of the biggest factors in the cropping process. If you want higher yields of corn or soybean, you need the correct temperature, the correct nutrients, fertilizers, and the correct soil. Learn how to maintain the right fertility for your soil with Cory Oberlander. Cory is a soil fertility specialist and CEO of Agveris. Todd Steinacher brings him in to explain how to create proper soil fertility in your farm. Don't wait till the next harvest; join in the conversation today!

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A True AgriGold Giant: The Legacy Of John Kermicle

Once a small seed company, AgriGold has changed through the years. In this episode, we celebrate the times of a true AgriGold Giant. Join our host, Todd Steinacher, as he walks through the career of AgriGold’s retiring Brand Manager, John Kermicle. John reminisces about his early career with AgriGold, and talks about the growth of the company, his accomplishments, and where he sees the company moving forward. We also get to hear his insights on the relationship between farmer and agronomist in this special interview.

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Unlocking Your Corn's Genetic Potential With Kevin Gale

Corn is an important staple crop worldwide. It’s no wonder that people look for ways to increase its production. Since the early days of farming, man has attempted to unlock corn’s genetic potential using various techniques. Joining Todd Steinacher is AgriGold’s regional agronomist and certified crop advisor, Kevin Gale. Kevin and Todd discuss the different ways people are trying to bring out corn’s true potential and how to take on the challenges of modern agriculture. Tune in to today’s episode and pick up some great insights on improving your corn yields.

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Let's Dive Into The Weeds: Weed Management In 2021

Farming and agriculture is a challenging, vital, profession. Many factors can make or break a crop. Todd Steinacher joins today’s guest, Joey Heneghan, AgriGold’s Regional Agronomist for Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, as they discuss the many challenges faced in modern agronomy and how to face them down. Joey shares his insight on fertilizers, weed management, herbicides, and soil conditions. Tune in to today’s episode and learn how you can equip yourself and your farm with the best tips and increase its yield.

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Managing Your Corn Crop All The Way To Black Layer: The Western Perspective

Crop yields depend on a complex web of interconnected factors. As Kris Young, an AgriGold Regional Agronomist from Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma explains, it boils down to corn crop management and how one understands the various elements linked to the breeding process. Joining Todd Steinacher for a chat, Kris also shares his thoughts on managing decisions on hybrid selection and corn population, and how everything leads back to black layer. Join in and learn the secrets to growing your corn crop and ensuring greater success in your yields.

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What's So Special About Specialty Products? Feat. Chuck Hill

Not all areas are well-positioned to take advantage of the specialty market, but if you find yourself in one of those, you might be looking at beautiful opportunities to earn more by investing in specialty products. In this episode, Todd Steinacher brings in AgriGold’s Specialty Products Manager, Chuck Hill to talk about the rising trends in specialty corns like waxy, white and non-GMO, as well as parallel developments in soybean. Chuck explains premium from a product management standpoint. He also explains what PCR testing means and why it matters in the non-GMO space. Join in and pick up some essential information that you can use should you find your way into opportunities in the specialty product niche.

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A Leap Of Faith: One Grower's Journey Into Fully Adopting Digital Ag With Jason Carey And Kurt Lambright

In this digital day and age, it has become easy to gain access to data to help inform your business decisions. Yet, in the agriculture industry, leveraging digital tools can often be seen as a little bit unconventional. Taking the leap of faith, Kurt Lambright, an Indiana farmer, started his journey with the digital process through the help of AgriGold Digital Ag Field Specialist Jason Carey. Together, they join Todd Steinacher in this episode to share how they worked together to help Kurt in fully adopting digital ag. From yield maps to software and equipment, Kurt and Jason take us through it, guiding us to efficient ways to utilize our products, make higher yield, and put more on the bottom line. Follow along to this conversation as you learn how to take advantage of the digital tools and platforms out there, ultimately changing the game for your farm.

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Learn, Unlearn, & Relearn – Soil Fertility And Crop Nutrition Education With Mark And Caleb Coots Of TEVA Corp.

If you want to succeed in any business, especially in agriculture, learning is non-negotiable. Luckily for us, this episode is going to treat us with bales of valuable wisdom on soil fertility and crop nutrition from two of the best minds at TEVA Corp. Father and son duo Mark Coots and Caleb Coots join Todd Steinacher in this extremely information-packed conversation about managing the health of your soil to increase crop yield and quality. The information they will be sharing have been curated for more than four decades of the company’s existence and even before that! Listen in and harvest a takeaway or two from this incredible generational wisdom.

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Challenge The Status Quo: How Precision Planting Can Yield Better Farming Results With Jason Webster

Farming has evolved a lot since it was first conceived generations ago. For Jason Webster of Precision Planting, proper use of technology can give farmers a bigger chance to yield a much better harvest. He sits down with Todd Steinacher to share how their team helps farmers go beyond the limiting factors by integrating brand new agricultural techniques and equipment to get the best results possible in any environment. They also talk about the importance of revisiting old farming tactics to pave the way for their reinvention, getting insights and feedback from other people, and how the challenges of 2020 allowed the agricultural industry to embrace significant changes.

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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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How To Become A Yield Master
With John Brien And Dustin Bowling

The drought of 2012, the late planting of 2019 and 2020, the low yields on your best fields, low market prices, or high nitrogen costs are all situations that are out of our control. It's how we react to these situations and experiences that will shape our perspective on how we manage for more bushels. Welcome to the Yield Master’s Podcast. In this initial episode, Todd Steinacher brings on two of AgriGold’s agronomists - John Brien, the Eastern Agronomy Manager, and Dustin Bowling, the Western Agronomy Manager. AgriGold has been helping growers achieve maximum results with their corn crop for 84 years. John and Dustin get down on how you can truly improve your yield and increase your profit. They also share some of the typical challenges that some of their customers face.

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The drought of 2012, the late planting of 2019 and 2020, the low yields on your best fields, low market prices, or high nitrogen costs are all situations that are out of our control. It's how we react to these situations and experiences that will shape our perspective on how we manage for more bushels. Welcome to the Yield Master’s Podcast. In this initial episode, Todd Steinacher brings on two ...

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