Seeds for Success

It’s Time to Evaluate Stands

It’s Time to Evaluate Stands

Stand establishment of corn and soybeans is the combined result of several things such as seed quality, planting standards, soil conditions at planting, and weather patterns 24-48 hours after planting. Evaluating stands involves determining two things: stand quantity (population) and stand quality (number of full ears at harvest compared to planting population).

Is your corn purple?

Is your corn purple?

As I have been out looking recently, I have seen some purpling of corn plants in the fields.  Did you know some of this is natural and good?  Some hybrids have a normal purpling to the leaves due to genetics, and as researchers, we take notes on this. We feel it is a good trait to see as some of the better hybrids genetically do this and the purpling disappears quickly with no damage to the plants. 

Alfalfa Stand Establishment Series: Replacing An Aging Stand

Alfalfa Stand Establishment Series: Replacing An Aging Stand

Just this week, I (Jeff) visited a farm with an aging alfalfa stand. Out in the field for five years now, this field was still productive last year, and the grower has a firm contract in place for his hay sales. The contract stipulates non-GMO practices and weed control was becoming an issue. We will follow up on the decision this grower reached in a moment after we hear from Dr. Miller.

AgVenture, Inc. welcomes Brayden Evans for product marketing internship

AgVenture, Inc. welcomes Brayden Evans for product marketing internship

“We are excited to have Brayden join our team this spring and summer,” said Bethany Kroeze, AgVenture Marketing Manager. ”We are impressed with his experience in the ag industry and hope this internship will be another way for him to discover the opportunities available with AgVenture and the entire Corteva Agriscience organization.”

Seed Company Spotlight: Frontier Hybrids

Seed Company Spotlight: Frontier Hybrids

Frontier Hybrids, Inc. is one of AgVenture’s independently owned and operated seed companies, located in Abernathy, TX. Founded in 1984, Frontier Hybrids is a family-owned seed company dedicated to selling AgVenture brand corn, as well as other seed products including sorghum, alfalfa, wheat, and native grasses.

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Hear what farmers are saying

“I use AgVenture because of their excellent products, service, and agronomic support. When we need something they respond quickly. I can’t think of any reason why we wouldn’t use AgVenture. AgVenture stressed the importance of new technology on our farm and is helping us maximize our yield maps, soil grid maps, and fertilizer application data. I do business with AgVenture because they are very trustworthy and service oriented.”

- Kansas Farmer

“We’ve had the AgVenture Spangler 'Training Plots' for several years. The plots help us in our corn and soybean selections. For 3 generations, we have been using AgVenture Spangler products.”

- Wisconsin Farmer

“I consider everyone at AgVenture a friend and I can tell that they are really looking out for me and my farming operation. AgVenture is an easy company to work with and you cannot beat the service. When I have questions about my crops I call AgVenture and they are here right away helping me find the answer.”

- Kansas Farmer

“An AgVenture Yield Specialist showed me what my yields could be with AgVenture seed and I thought they were impossible because they were so good.”

- Nebraska Farmer