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    Kill Two Pests with One Pass
    Kill Two Pests with One Pass
    Jul 10, 2018 |
    For farmers, summer doesn't bring vacations and trips to the lake. Instead, you spend much of your time trying to protect your soybeans from heat stress and unwanted pests. Read more to learn how to make the most out of pest management in 2018.
    4 Reasons to Consider Fungicide Treatments
    4 Reasons to Consider Fungicide Treatments
    Jul 04, 2018 |
    Fungicides are obviously necessary to combat disease, but what else can you expect from an application?
    Finding Your Plants' Hidden Hunger
    Finding Your Plants' Hidden Hunger
    Jul 02, 2018 |
    Having a tissue sampling plan is an important step in identifying deficiencies before visual symptoms occur, helping you optimize plant health and performance. You can’t manage what you don’t measure, so well-timed and well-placed tissue samples help allow for better crop...
    Use Response-to Scores to Make Decisions at Tassel
    Use Response-to Scores to Make Decisions at Tassel
    Jun 22, 2018 |
    Even when disease is not present, some genetic types respond favorably to fungicide, while other genetic types show a lower response to fungicide under any types of conditions.
    Expect Results from Early Fungicide Applications
    Expect Results from Early Fungicide Applications
    May 07, 2018 |
    Early fungicide applications can be done at comparatively little cost, especially if they are combined with a post-emergence herbicide application. Corn producers looking at this option should consider this as a supplement to a VT/R1 application, not a replacement.
     Don’t Discount Micronutrients
    Don’t Discount Micronutrients
    May 07, 2018 |
    By this time, most farmers have a good idea of how much nitrogen they plan to apply to their crops, but many haven’t given much thought to micronutrient fertilizers. The fact is. Insufficient micronutrients can be just as detrimental to crop development as a macronutrient...

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    Tools Make Seed Selection More Strategic
    Tools Make Seed Selection More Strategic
    Jul 17, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Selecting the right hybrids and varieties for your fields is a task that requires more than a gut feeling to accomplish. Having data that shows what conditions and management practices can optimize that seed to its full potential is critical for a successful harvest.  ...
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Jul 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Have you ever received results of an early-season tissue test that indicated your corn was low on nitrogen? If so, did you wonder if it was because you didn’t apply enough or because the plant roots weren’t big enough to take up the nitrogen that you applied...
    7 Ways to Turn Data Into a Prescription
    7 Ways to Turn Data Into a Prescription
    Jul 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Effective in-season management of inputs like nutrients and crop protection products can help you promote crop health, foster sustainability, and achieve optimal ROI and yield potential at harvest.   The R7® Tool uses data from nearly 200 Answer Plot® locations...
    Consider Fungicide Response When Selecting Seed
    Consider Fungicide Response When Selecting Seed
    Jul 09, 2018 | Answer Plot
    When considering seed choices for next season, include WinField United’s response-to-fungicide (RTF) scores in your decision-making process.   In 2017, WinField United tested 199 corn hybrids at 41 Answer Plot® locations and compared corn hybrids sprayed with
    Improve Fungicide Response on Corn
    Improve Fungicide Response on Corn
    Jul 06, 2018 | Answer Plot
    A fungicide application represents a considerable investment. Be sure you get the most from it by answering these three questions before applying: What is the hybrid to be sprayed? What is the weather outlook for application day? What is the disease that’s being treated?...
    Be Purposeful When Controlling Fungal Diseases
    Be Purposeful When Controlling Fungal Diseases
    Jun 28, 2018 | Answer Plot
    No matter what crops are in your fields, maintaining plant health should be a top priority to maximize yield potential. Healthy green leaf area helps promote photosynthesis that eventually leads to grain fill. When plant health is compromised, so is yield potential. Here are...