Seeds for Success

Late Summer Seeding of Alfalfa

Late Summer Seeding of Alfalfa

Spring seeding of alfalfa is often preferred in many regions of the U.S. However, a late-summer seeding can be successful if proper management techniques are applied. The following information is a summary of some frequently asked questions (FAQ) and some current university recommendations and guidelines for successful late summer seedings of alfalfa.

Dinner is Served: Hungry Insects Are Targeting Your Soybean Crop

Dinner is Served: Hungry Insects Are Targeting Your Soybean Crop

At a time when many farmers are looking forward to harvest beginning a few weeks down the road, we cannot become complacent about what is happening in your fields. If the crop is not in the bin, the opportunity for loss is still present.

Conditions favorable for southern rust

Conditions favorable for southern rust

The growing season of 2021 has provided many areas in the Midwest with favorable conditions for possible southern corn rust development. Currently in the Midwest, southern rust has been observed in southeast Kansas, Missouri, and southern Illinois. Current numbers are low, but if high humidity and temperatures continue the pathogen could spread quickly.

Christensen Joins AgVenture Business Development Team

Christensen Joins AgVenture Business Development Team

AgVenture, Inc., is pleased to announce that Grant Christensen has accepted the role of Regional Business Development Manager for the West, beginning June 14, 2021. Grant has spent the last ten years in various roles in sales, marketing, and management in the seed and crop protection businesses with Dow AgroSciences, Corteva Agriscience, and AgReliant Genetics.

Maximize Yield Potential with Early Season Weed Control

Maximize Yield Potential with Early Season Weed Control

Time seems to be in short supply, especially right now as farmers are busy with planting, last-minute fertilizations, and field prep. In the midst of all the chaos, it can be easy to lose track of the fields that have been planted and what they need as they develop, emerge and grow.

Black Cutworms Threaten Corn Stands

Black Cutworms Threaten Corn Stands

The threat of black cutworms is a possibility every year. These pests arrive yearly in April and May with spring storms after migrating from the South. Their damage can range from very little to severe cases of stand loss in cornfields. Midwest cornfields serve as a main hotspot for these insects.

ID the worm: Wireworm or False Wireworm

ID the worm: Wireworm or False Wireworm

Two of the pests that you could be seeing this year are Wireworms and False Wireworms. I will cover the differences between them and tell you a quick way of telling them apart without having to send them to a lab or count body parts. Both pests can attack your corn seedlings and reduce stands or stunt plants thus reducing your yields.

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