“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.
May 25, 2021,02:06 PM
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.
This week, Jennifer Duffy, Research Specialist, gives an update on this year's Legend Elite Advancement Project (L.E.A.P.) plots. L.E.A.P. is our proprietary, in-house research program. It validates data on hybrid genetic performance over time and agronomic placement. Our L.E.A.P. plots are used for product evaluation, selection, and positioning on the right soil type and in the right geography to consistently deliver high value products to growers.
April 28, 2021,08:51 AM
Should I apply alphajoule™ after a frost?
Cold temperatures in early spring can cause moderate to severe frost damage to alfalfa, causing potential yield loss and/or development delay. It is important to know the options you have available to help repair and save damaged plants. Making a decision whether to “do nothing” and let mother nature take its course, or to take action can be difficult.
This week, Jeff Sorenson, Legend Sales Agronomist, reviews tips for making sure your planter is ready this spring:
As Sunflower Business Development Lead, Jed Wall is responsible for leading and supporting Legend Account Managers and providing sales support to their dealer network for their sunflower and canola business needs. A native of Wahpeton, ND, he received his Associate Degree in Crop Production Sales and Service from North Dakota State College of Science. Jed uses his 20+ years of sunflower experience to help growers maximize yield opportunities and is driven to assist them in finding the best outlet for their crop to help them increase profitability. When he is not in the field, he enjoys fishing and spending time with friends and family at the lake.
As one of the first companies to offer the Enlist E3® soybean platform in the 2019 planting season, we have heard tremendous feedback from folks across our footprint on the ease of use for growers managing the toughest weeds. Legend has also experienced for ourselves the performance results and advantages in numerous plots.
Legend Seeds Dealer, Dave Firle, near Fairfax, MN, conducted a field trial with various nitrogen rates and Envita™ (a nitrogen fixing bacteria) combinations. The corn hybrid used was 7803 VT2P RIB and the field was corn after beans with conventional tillage.
This week, John Squire, Ph.D. from the YieldMaster Solutions team discusses the benefits of biologicals.