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:
October 3, 2019,09:49 AM
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.
A commitment toward innovation and choice has always been at the forefront of the Legend Seeds product offerings to provide dealers and growers with access to leading-edge technologies and yield enhancement solutions to boost yield and maximize ROI. One product that was introduced in the spring of 2019 and will be offered again through Legend Seeds in 2020 is Envita™, produced by Azotic North America.
As corn begins to mature and the kernels begin to dent, harvest season is approaching fast! Along with grain harvest comes silage harvest. Our team has been preparing for silage harvest and checking fields to determine the right time to collect silage samples. If the silage is too wet, the sample may ferment poorly. If you wait too long, the kernels will get harder and more difficult for the animals to digest.
Throughout the last couple weeks, we have visited multiple L.E.A.P. locations and are getting excited for silage harvest which will be here before we know it. There were multiple things that we saw at these plots, but two things really stood out: stink bugs and Goss’s wilt.
Legend Seeds is proud to now offer Genesis™ soybeans as part of our expansive product portfolio. This week, Jeff Sorenson, Legend Sales Agronomist, was in Tracy, MN to review the performance of the new G1940E soybean (Enlist E3™ variety):
This past week we were able to visit the Lake Preston L.E.A.P. plot and Blunt L.E.A.P. plot. A recent storm event passed through Blunt, SD and we were very lucky to still have the Blunt L.E.A.P. plot as areas near this location had received baseball size hail and strong winds.