Legend Seeds Blog

Legend Seeds is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Kussmaul Seed Company out of Mount Hope, Wisconsin. The acquisition enables Legend Seeds to grow business within and outside of their existing footprint.

Tis’ the season of silage cutting! This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, discusses our silage sampling process with Jennifer Duffy, Research Specialist, in our Lake Preston, SD L.E.A.P. plot.

This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, breaks down findings from our Envita nitrogen use rate trial at our Lake Preston, SD Knowledge Plot.

Legend Seeds Account Managers have recently found Soybean Stem Borer in southern South Dakota. Soybean Stem Borer, also known as Dectes Stem Borer, feeds on the soybean plant at both the larval and adult stages. Increased stem damage during the larval stage can lead to reduced yields and increased lodging.

The time to scout is now! Legend Seeds Sales Agronomists have found the following pests just this week:

This week, Mike Tofsrud, Legend Sales Agronomist, discusses the importance of evaluating plant health this time of year and the benefits of corn fungicides:

The time to scout is now! Legend Seeds Sales Agronomists have found ECB presence just this week!

European Corn Borer
Over the last 100 years, European Corn Borer (ECB) has proven to be a pest for many conventional corn growers. ECB is known to cause significant damage to the crop causing overall yield loss as it affects both the stalks and ears of the plant. With the introduction of insect-reduction and transgenic corn hybrids, the prevalence of ECB has declined. However, it is still important in non-insect traited corn to be diligent in scouting for pests such as ECB.

As a proud distributor of Nuseed sunflowers, Legend Seeds is pleased to not only bring superior products with proven performance, but also in-field agronomy support from both Nuseed and Legend throughout the growing season.  Below is an Agronomy Alert written and published by Alison Pokrzywinski, Nuseed Product Development Manager:

“Are my soybeans dead?”  With the recent frost across the upper Midwest, this has been a very common question. These pictures taken on 6/1/21 in Elkader, IA are soybeans that were affected by frost on 5/29/21. At first glance the plants appear severely damaged and possibly dead, however plants #1-4 all survived the damage and plant #5 did not(see below). When assessing frost damage on soybeans it is important to check the nodes below the affected tissue for new growth which will typically start 1-2 days after frost event.

With so many different herbicide resistant trait platforms being used in soybeans today, it is critical that farmers know which field has each trait platform when it is time to make a herbicide application. A system has been developed that helps farmers and applicators identify fields that are safe for application and those which must be avoided to prevent unintentional damage to the producer’s field or to adjacent crops. This flagging system is called “Flag the Technology.” It was developed by the University of Arkansas and is now a widely accepted practice to reduce the risk of a misapplication.

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