Legend Seeds Blog

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.

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.

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.

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