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Corn Hybrid's Response to Fungicide & Elite RX

Jan 19, 2023 | Midwest Fertilizer
Every corn hybrid has a level of natural resistance to certain diseases and plant stresses. Understanding that level of resistance for each corn hybrid you plant can improve your ROI and positive returns on corn fungicide investments. 

Benefits of Fall Applied Phosphorus and Potassium

Nov 23, 2022 | Midwest Fertilizer
The timing of application of Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) in a granular form can be crucial to your farm’s success. Applying P & K in the fall could bring many benefits to your operation. ​

Investing in the Future

Nov 17, 2022 | Midwest Fertilizer
When you think back to farming just four decades ago, it makes you realize just how far agriculture has come. That is why one Mid-West Fertilizer customer is investing in new technology to help solve current issues in the industry and pave the way for future farmers across the U....

A Look Into Row Crop Seed Supply in 2023

Oct 25, 2022 | Midwest Fertilizer
Every producer is aware of the supply chain disruptions and product shortages that the entire agronomy input ​sector has been battling for over two years. Could there be changes in 2023?

Why Use Fungicides and Insecticides?

Jul 08, 2022 | Midwest Fertilizer
It wasn’t long ago when spraying wheat with a fungicide was only occasionally done and was not widely adopted. As agriculture advances, more research has been done on the impact of spraying fungicides and insecticides on soybeans.

2022 Scholarship Program Winners

Jun 10, 2022 | Midwest Fertilizer
Ten students were selected to receive the 2022 Mid-West Fertilizer Scholarship Program award.  

Industry News

Growers evaluating early-season soybean stands.

Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?

Jan 12, 2023 | Answer Plot
Plant growth regulators have been getting more attention from the agricultural community in recent years, but you may be wondering if they live up to the hype. The Answer Plot® program has generated solid research supporting the benefits of applying plant growth regulators (P...
Stack of three CROPLAN corn seed bags.

New Traits for CROPLAN Corn Hybrids in 2023

Dec 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
Farmers looking for the latest seed traits and technology will have more management options in 2023 with new CROPLAN® corn hybrids. We have added nine new corn products – including two with SmartStax® PRO trait technology and three with Trecepta® trait technolog...
Early-season soybean plants.

Making Sense of the Biologicals Market

Dec 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
Biologicals have grown exponentially in the past few years. What was once focused on specialty crops and other niche markets is now moving into row crops. That said, the market is still relatively young, leaving plenty of room for confusion and skepticism.   At WinField Un...
Close up of corn at tassle.

Use Response-To Fungicide Scores to Make Data-Based Decisions

Nov 16, 2022 | Answer Plot
Whether selecting which hybrids to plant or determining which fields to spray with fungicide, use response-to fungicide (RTF) scores to help inform your decisions. RTF scores can help you make tailored, hybrid-specific choices based on years of reliable yield data. The Value of ...
WinField United advisor discussing hybrid decisions with a grower.

3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions

Nov 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging reliable, quality data. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Employ these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are using the most relevant infor...
Farmer planting soybean seed treated with Warden® CX II seed treatment.

The Latest Innovation in Soybean Seed Treatments

Oct 20, 2022 | Answer Plot
How much time and thought do you put into your seed treatment decisions? If you’re like many growers, probably not too much. Seed treatments are critical for starting your soybean season off successfully. If you have a healthy root system in June, you have the opportunity t...