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.
Legend Seeds is pleased to share a biologicals update from YieldMaster Solutions, LLC. See below some interesting findings following emergence observations and what to look for to know if biologicals are working in your fields this season!
This week, Legend Sales Agronomist Jeffrey Sorenson discusses emergence and issues to watch out for:
This week, Legend Sales Agronomist Jeffrey Sorenson explains the importance of understanding soybean platforms and using the correct flags.
This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, discusses the benefits of using a pre-emergence herbicide:
You’ve heard us raving over Envita™ for a while now. Primarily applied in-furrow; though seed treatments and foliar applications have been successful. Envita can colonize and live within the plant tissue of many plant species to help the plant fix and utilize nitrogen. It is not limited to the roots or rhizosphere like many nitrogen fixing bacteria. This is beneficial because Envita has a unique mode of action that allows the plant to better move nitrogen throughout the entire plant at a cellular level and therefore the nitrogen is much more efficient and plant available.
The excitement for spring is around us. At Legend Seeds, there are big things happening within our Research Team and our in-house research program, the Legend Elite Advancement Project (L.E.A.P). We are extra excited this year as we will be utilizing our newest investment, a Seed Research Equipment Solutions (SRES) planter. This SRES planter is an eight row planter which allows us to expand our plots and plant four rows of two hybrids at the same time.
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.