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As the buzz and excitement build around the 2021 Legend Seeds portfolio, we are pleased to bring you additional content and information to understand your seed selection options and planting requirements. Whenever planting an insect traited corn that does not have EPA approval to have refuge in the bag, it is important to follow structured refuge requirement guidelines. Below we address frequently asked questions on Structured Refuge Corn and what options are available through the Legend Seeds product portfolio. 

Legend Seeds was fortunate to have four interns (Kendra Schweer, Alyssa Shellum, Jacob Janes, and Marissa Tuhy) supporting our staff, dealers, and growers across our footprint and in various departments this summer. We thank and appreciate each of them for the hard work, dedication, and ideas they have brought to our teams. Below is a recap of the roles, responsibilities, and learnings from three of our Legend Seeds Interns.

With a focus toward providing innovative, high yielding, top quality products, Legend Seeds is pleased to introduce the addition of PowerCore® Trait Technology to the Legend Seeds corn product portfolio for the 2021 growing season!

This week, Mike Tofsrud, Legend Sales Agronomist, offers some tips on scouting for soybean aphids:

As we have heard from a lot of you, the most important aspect of a partnering seed company is providing products that perform. That is why we take that commitment toward delivering high-yielding, consistent producing, top quality products and services so seriously. As we look toward the future, we are pleased to showcase the evolution of our multi-brand strategy. We are taking a strong position of focusing on what’s in the bag to deliver on our commitment to you. Here’s a look at what to expect in our 2021 seed portfolio and how these products, brands, and solutions give you more buying power than ever before!

As reports and photos continue to flood in from the field, Legend Seeds is pleased to share a mid-season biologicals update on the performance observations from the products Legend Seeds offers our customers through YieldMaster Solutions, LLC.

While most Midwestern alfalfa is planted in the springtime, summer seeding has its benefits as well. For those who like to plant oats with their alfalfa for oatlage or for grain, consider planting a pure stand of oats followed by a summer seeded pure stand of alfalfa. This system will likely be more beneficial for the alfalfa component and still provide the oat crop benefit. The reason for this is twofold: Alfalfa doesn’t do well with competition and weed pressure is less of a problem in summer seeded alfalfa. Another benefit of summer seeding alfalfa is the following year will be a full production year instead of one or two less cuttings after a spring seeding.

This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, is in our Lake Preston, SD Knowledge Plot discussing the benefits of QuickRoots and our LR 9004 DC5122 EZREF corn:

This week, Legend Sales Agronomist Ryan Larson discusses the benefits of fungicide application:

Corn is very susceptible to drought damage because the plant needs water for cell elongation and growth. Because corn cannot delay vegetative growth, there is a danger of yield loss from early drought conditions. Corn plants often roll their leaves to protect themselves from excessive moisture loss due to transpiration. Plants may roll their leaves in response to inadequate moisture, however, rolled leaves in the afternoon may not mean that corn is under drought stress. A key indicator of drought stress is when corn leaves begin to roll early in the morning and continue to stay rolled throughout the day.

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