Planning for a High-Yield Season
Maximizing potential starts long before harvest. Through thoughtful agronomic planning and a proactive approach to weed, disease and pest control, Midwest and Northern growers can achieve higher yields and maximize profits.
Seed selection is one of the most important management decisions growers make. The right corn hybrid or soybean seed variety can have a drastic impact on yield and profit potential. By reviewing variety trial results, growers can choose the defensive packages and traits that can help them succeed in the next crop year.
Proper weed management is just as crucial. When a particular weed management practice is working well and is economically attractive, it is tempting to continue with it, even though growers know this significantly increases selection pressure and can lead to resistance. However, proactive, successful weed management happens across multiple growing seasons and requires planning to stay ahead of resistance.
Crops must survive a number of disease threats throughout the season, from gray leaf spot in corn to frogeye leaf spot in soy. Management is achieved through an integrated approach of best management practices, including the use of fungicides and seed treatments.
By carefully selecting corn hybrids or soybean seeds and adopting proactive, long-term approaches to weed and disease management, Midwest and Northern growers can increase crop potential, no matter what comes their way.
Native to the southwestern United States, Palmer amaranth has become a problem weed for many Midwest growers in recent years. In 2018, Palmer amaranth moved into North Dakota and Wyoming, and is now present in 39 of the 48 continental U.S. states.
// GET AHEAD
Together, hybrids and fungicides help growers maximize yields. Here are five factors to consider when selecting a fungicide to complement a hybrid.
// CHOOSE WISELY
Late-season weeds are more likely to be allowed to go to seed, increasing the weed seed bank for future seasons. Find out how to fight back with a zero-tolerance approach.
// FIGHT BACK
Herbicide resistant weeds are becoming increasingly problematic for growers. To minimize herbicide resistance, use a two-pass herbicide program.
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The key signs of harvestability can be seen from the cab of the combine. Find out how choosing the right fungicide can lead to an easier, more efficient harvest.
// GET AHEAD OF HARVEST
For optimized weed control and premium yields, you need a two-pass herbicide program. Get the details on application rate, timing and tankmix options.
// PLAN YOURS
While there are many factors involved in achieving top yields, the following top 10 tips can help growers add bushels and profits.
// PROTECT YOUR YIELD
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