Legend Seeds Blog

Warm and dry weather has finally arrived and will hopefully continue. Some growers will just be getting started, but for others, their sunflowers have been sitting in the cold, wet ground for 14-21 days. We hear about growing degree days (GDD) a lot with corn, but not as much as sunflowers. How many GDD are actually needed from planting to emergence for sunflowers? Are there any concerns for growers that have had their sunflowers sitting in the soil un-emerged?

The planting crew was on the road again on May 13th and traveled to Colfax, North Dakota. The planter had been worked on over the weekend, so we decided to check the planting depth while at Colfax.

Everyone is eager to be out in the fields and planting this time of year. However, unseasonably cold temperatures and wet conditions have been the theme for much of our area. When we think about planting soybeans, this is one crop that we should probably consider waiting to plant until conditions are more favorable.

The Research team kicked off the planting season over in Bloomer, Wisconsin Monday afternoon, May 6th.

We know many of you have concerns about winterkill given the conditions we've faced this winter. Legend Seeds Forage Specialist John Squire, Ph.D., is here to help you with another Alfalfa Moment.

Legend Seeds is pleased to announce that John Squire, Ph.D. has joined the Legend Seeds team as its Legend forage specialist.

CHOICE MATTERS

As part of our commitment toward providing you with more choices and innovative technologies to fit your acres, we recognize that the freedom of choice matters.

As an active member in the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA), Legend Seeds is pleased to share with you the opening of a scholarship opportunity for the 2019-2020 school year.

SDSU is offering three winter agronomy meetings with private pesticide applicator trainings across South Dakota in January. To register contact:

SITUATION

The seed industry has been challenged this year with a level of seed borne diseases that haven’t been seen for many years. A long, wet harvest with many delays provided an opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and, in some instances, to infect the seed itself.

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