The latest class of AgVenture brand Enlist E3 soybeans features 33 new varieties with elite genetics, ranging from mid group 1 to mid group 6 maturities. Read more on the latest features of the impressive new class of soybeans for the 2024 planting season.
Farmers understand that the success of their crop begins with decisions made before ever setting foot in the field. There are numerous factors to look at when getting ready for spring planting.
With the turn to the 2024 calendar usually brings posts of everyone sharing their New Year’s resolutions. While to most people it is in the form of eating healthier, working out more, being kinder to the neighbors, or traveling more the question we have is: what are your New Year’s resolutions for the farm? A wise person once shared a very simple, yet impactful phrase with me that’s very important as we set new goals and approach a new season. Simply put: don’t forget that sometimes you have to take the time to work ON the business and not always FOR the business. This all starts with reviewing the past, and deciding on what direction we are going in the future.
AgVenture is excited to announce that Cassandra Hickman has joined the team as our Administrative Specialist. Cassandra joins us after supporting Alejandro Munoz and the Latin America Leadership Team since she came to Corteva in 2021.
An increasing reliance upon yield monitor data to evaluate crop performance and inform management decisions has placed greater importance on ensuring yield data quality.
Yield monitors are capable of providing very accurate estimates of corn yield; however, real-world performance can fall well short of this potential due to lack of proper calibration and other sources of error.
Corn growers often mistakenly correlate test weight (TW) to yield. The two measures are actually only marginally related. Relying too much on test weight can cause growers to over- or under-estimate their yield.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States – and also one of the most rewarding. In order to be the latter, on-farm safety is essential. This week is known as National Farm Safety and Health Week, so we wanted to share some tips on safe use of harvesting equipment to keep in mind this fall.
While harvest season is one of the peak periods for farm injuries and deaths, many injuries can be prevented through effective farm safety management. Here are some tips from the National Safety Council’s Agriculture Division.
Early frost at harvest can lead to high or uneven moisture, low test weights and increased foreign material, resulting in lower-quality grain that may not store as well. Careful planning and management of drying and storage can help maintain yield when early frost hits.
One of the questions Hedrick gets asked about 2022 most often is, ‘How did you choose the hybrid?’
“It started with a bunch of arguments between me and Clif,” he laughed. “We were at our commodity conference last year and I said, ‘Clif, we have this farm and the ground is really special. We’ve pushed it as hard as we can and we want to put a racehorse hybrid on it again this year to see how much further we can push it.”