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Hybrid selection is one of the most critical decisions a grower can make for the success of their operation. A number of factors go into this decision that are related to environment, farming practices, weather, geography, and markets. All of these factors play a big part in narrowing down the hybrid selection choice.

Many areas within the corn belt experienced a wet growing season and, in some cases, there were many acres that did not get planted. Managing these “idle” acres is as important as managing an actual crop. Weed management is an important step in this process as we head into the upcoming growing season.

Many acres across the corn belt were too wet to plant in the spring of 2019. Because of this, the fields that were supposed to produce a row crop and possibly have a fertilizer application sat dormant and unproductive. Often when this happens, the following year’s crop can show signs of nutrient deficiency and reduced yield, even if that crop is planted in a timely fashion and has the full season to grow. This condition is known as Fallow Syndrome.

After an extremely wet season, such as 2019, it can be tempting for a grower to consider reducing the cost of pest control the following season in order to reduce overall costs. This may or may not be a good idea. Before reducing pest control costs, here are some factors a grower should consider.

As a regional seed leader, Legend Seeds recognizes the importance of continually offering top quality products, services, and innovations that will provide growers with more profit potential than they can get anywhere else. As of August 1, Legend Seeds has embarked on its 30th selling season in the seed industry serving farmers and dealers across a seven-state footprint. This was a year of change and transition in the seed industry. However, at Legend, its newly formed Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has created a stronghold in ensuring the certainty, stability, and the growth of Legend as an independent seed company for the future, with a focus on providing growers and dealers the freedom of choice.

Check out a recent Legend Seeds Crop Talk Moment from Shane McClure, Legend Account Manager, out of Aurora, NE as he reviews performance advantages of LR 9015 VIP3330 EZREF

The 2019 silage harvest came to an end for Legend Seeds when we were able to travel to North Dakota before the winter weather arrived.  We sampled 9 hybrids at Grand Forks, ND and 16 hybrids at Colfax, ND. All samples are in the fermenting process and will be sent to the lab soon.

Stalk lodging presents itself worse in some years than others and this is one of those years. Lodging may occur near the crown, above or below the ear, and sometimes higher in the stalk. There are several factors to consider that lead to stalk lodging.

Check out a recent Legend Seeds Crop Talk Moment from Shane McClure, Legend Account Manager, out of York, NE as he reviews performance advantages of LR 9910 GENSSRIB:

At Legend Seeds, we fully recognize, honor and support our employees and want them to succeed. We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills that service men and women bring to the workforce. On September 30th, Legend Seeds President, Tim Bratland was honored as a Patriotic Employer for the United States National Guard and Reserve Force. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

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