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Field Update from Nicky Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 22, 2014
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SAA Chris Paul and Business Manager Kevin Ehlers talk about soybean yield optimization during Stratford's Answer Plot.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Soybeans
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Field Update from Nicky Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 22, 2014
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Regional Agronomist Todd Cardwell discusses tassel prediction and development with growers.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn
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Field Update from Nicky Broeske Answer Plot session 2
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 22, 2014
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SAA Intern Nicky Broeske explains to growers how to count nodes on a corn stalk to determine growth stage at Stratford's Answer Plot on July 16th.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
2nd session in the books
Brad Krajewski /  Jul 18, 2014
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The second Answer Plot Session was held at Gering on Thursday, July 17. We had great attendance and participation from the group. We had a guest speaker from Monsanto at this event who covered traits, pipeline and pest management. The rest of the event included alfalfa, forages and corn hybrids/varieties and management discussion, in-furrow block and fertility, fallow/stubble weed control, seed treatments and an update on the R7 Tool. Corn is roughly at the 13th leaf stage and the plot is coming together very well.
Location:  Gering, NE
Topics:  Alfalfa, Plant Growth and Development, Weather/Environment, Crop Yield, Corn, Small Grain (Wheat, Barley, Oat), Sorghum, Sugarbeet, Nutrient Management, Micronutrients, Plant Growth Regulators, Seed Treatments, Grain Protectants, Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Weed Control, Insect Control, Disease Control, Spray Application
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Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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Here we can see problems that too much rain in a short period of time and corn residue can cause. The Cerro Gordo plot had an almost 3 inch rain about 2 weeks prior to this photo being taken, and much of the north side of the Answer Plot was flooded. This area is the Asgrow soybean showcase.
Location:  CerroGordo, IL
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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This is a photo of the early planted soybeans at the Answer Plot in Cerro Gordo, IL. These soybeans were planted on 4/24, and their counterparts in the early/late demo section were planted a month later on 5/23. As you can see, they are flowering!
Location:  CerroGordo, IL
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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6265SS Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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This is a picture of Croplan’s 6265SS in the early and late plant section of the Answer Plot. This section of the Answer Plot is a nice area for growers to walk through and see how planting their corn early or late may affect the growth of their crop. The early planted corn was planted on 4/22 and the late planted corn in this demo was planted on 5/19.
Location:  Kilbourne, IL
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development, Corn
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6265SS Yield Optimization from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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This photo was zoomed in for maximum effect, but shows the root system of Croplan’s 6265SS dug up from the Yield Optimization Demo in the front of the Answer Plot. The “Common” treatment is based off of common practices in farming, and the “Optimal” treatment is trying to show how going the extra mile can make a difference in growing a strong, healthy, and vigorous plant. Some details of the protocol are listed on the picture.
Location:  Effingham, IL
Topics:  Corn, Nutrient Management
R2C3300 soybean Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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The Silver treatment has only pre-fertility based on soil tests, no seed treatment, and is only treated with Sonic pre-emergence and Cornerstone 5 Plus as needed as a late post. The Gold treatment has Warden CX + Vault HP seed treatment, and/or will be treated either as a pre or early post with Sonic, Warrant, Cornerstone 5 Plus, AS-Select, and Max-In Manganese. Later, the Gold will also be treated with Max-IN Boron, Tundra Supreme, Gradual N, and Headline. The Gold have more overall root surface area, and when examined up close it was noted that there was more nodulation than in the Silver. Silver planted at the lower population (90k) were more vigorous and had increased nodulation compared to the Silver higher planted population (150k). This was the opposite for the Gold. The higher planted population was more vigorous than the lower planted population, but overall the Gold treatment displayed much more nodulation than the Silver.
Location:  Effingham, IL
Topics:  Nutrient Management, Soybeans
July 15 Field Update
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 15, 2014
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Corn is beginning to tassel or about 4 leaves away from tasseling in the North Platte Answer Plot demos. There are definite differences in hybrid height and crop stage now and a Western corn root worm beetle was found, as well. Soybeans are at R2 and no feeding is present at this time.
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Soybeans, Plant Growth and Development, Corn
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July 11 Update
Chris Redfield /  Jul 15, 2014
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Signs up and cleaning up at Britton's Answer Plot location.
Location:  Britton, SD
Topics:  Corn
Fergus Falls Planting Update
Ray Watts /  Jul 14, 2014
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Persistent wet conditions this spring and early summer did not allow planting of the Fergus Falls Answer Plot. The plot was planted to a cover crop on July 10. All events scheduled for 2014 have been canceled. Looking forward to utilizing this location in 2015.
Location:  Fergus Falls, MN
Topics:  Weather/Environment
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Planting Depth Demo
Ryan T Klein /  Jul 11, 2014
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This slide from Session 1 in June in Jerome illustrates the impact of planting depth on root structure and overall growth.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development, Corn
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Planting Depth Demo
Ryan T Klein /  Jul 11, 2014
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This slide from Session 1 in June illustrates the impact of planting depth on root structure and overall growth.
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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45 Days After Planting
Ryan T Klein /  Jul 11, 2014
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As this photo from Rick Speicher shows, the corn is looking good at the Jerome Answer Plot location!
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Field Update from Kelsey Mussman
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 10, 2014
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We had great weather for agronomic training at the Henderson, MN Answer Plot location.
Location:  Henderson, MN
Topics:  Weather/Environment
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North Platte Answer Plot Session 2
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 09, 2014
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Ricky Rice, Sorghum Product Manager, spoke about new forage varieties available for western Nebraska.
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Sorghum
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North Platte Answer Plot Session 2
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 09, 2014
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Anthony Finke discussing some new hybrids at Session 2 on July 8th at North Platte, NE.
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Corn
Answer Plot Update
Ryan Halvorson /  Jul 08, 2014
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Yesterday I went to the Holloway Answer Plot location. The corn and soybeans and of course the grass was all looking good. Corn is at a v10 stage, hoping to see tassel in the next couple weeks. Soybeans were at beginning bloom stage hopefully advancing to full bloom stage soon.
Location:  Holloway, MN
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
Answer Plot Update
Ryan Halvorson /  Jul 08, 2014
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Today I was also at the Belgrade Answer Plot to see how things were going. The Answer Plot crew was there mending the weeds and alfalfa keeping everything looking good. The corn there was looking very green, tall and healthy at a v10 stage, so hopefully in a week or two that is at tassel also. Soybeans were also looking very healthy at a beginning bloom stage. Everything looks like it should ready for our Forage Day Plot on July 29th, 2014. Which is a tuesday. Hope to see you all there!
Location:  Belgrade, MN
Topics:  Soybeans, Corn
Answer Plot Update
Ryan Halvorson /  Jul 08, 2014
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Today I stopped by the Danube Answer Plot to check on the crop growth there. The corn looked very nice there, especially for how late it got planted. The corn was at v9 stage so hopefully in a couple weeks it should be at tassel. The Soybeans also looked good, they are at beginning bloom stage coming along very nice.
Location:  Danube, MN
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
Signs are up
Brad Krajewski /  Jul 07, 2014
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Field signs were put up at Lamar on Tuesday, July 1st. Plot looks great. Corn is about V10 stage and beans are just hitting their 4th-5th trifoliate. No bug, weed, or disease pressure in the field at this time. Higher than normal rainfall has location looking good other than a little bit of hail that stripped up the leaves a bit.
Location:  Lamar, NE
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development, Corn
North Platte Answer Plot
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 03, 2014
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Thanks to all who helped sign the North Platte Answer Plot on July 1st!
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
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Field Update Britton SD
Chris Redfield /  Jul 02, 2014
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Stop in and take a look at 1 versus 2 quarts of Zinc in a starter.
Location:  Britton, SD
Topics:  Corn
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Field update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 01, 2014
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"Growth differences"-Alfalfa treated with Max In Boron, Ascend, and Arctic (left) clearly show height differences from the plants with only an Arctic treatment (right) from the Reedsville, WI Answer Plot.
Location:  Reedsville, WI
Topics:  Alfalfa, Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Growers at the Stratford Answer Plot gather around Chris Paul for a lesson in soybean physiology
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Soybeans
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Todd Cardwell, Regional Agronomist, explains the yield optimization demo.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Kevin Sloane demonstrates how to identify corn growth stages with growers.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Chris Paul, SAA, and Kevin Sloane, Regional Corn & Soybean Product Manager, discuss CROPLAN hybrid's response to nitrogen with growers.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans, Nutrient Management
June 20th Field Update
Shane Freese /  Jun 20, 2014
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As everyone knows the weather has been wet and windy in South West Minnesota for the last week. The corn has riped leaves and some corn is snapped off. The corn is at V6 and 20'' tall. The soybeans have leaves torn off and also riped from the wind. The soybeans are just entering into the third trifoliate and about 5'' tall. The soybeans are beaten up from the wind. Overall no hail damage was seen at the plot just wind damage. Rain fall amounts vary greatly throughout the region. Currently the field conditions are average and the field is drying out.
Location:  Worthington, MN
Topics:  Corn, Weather/Environment, Soybeans
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Field Update 6/16
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 17, 2014
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Corn at V6. Greenleaf had 155 GDUs for last week: twice as much as the prior week. 2014 overall is still tracking ~ 30 GDUs or 1.5 days behind both 2013 and the 30 year average.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Jerome Field Update 6/13
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 17, 2014
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Corn at V7. Jerome AP picked up 129 GDUs last week. Equal to last year and 50 GDUs above 30 yr average. - Rick Speicher
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Answer Plot Season in Illinois from Glen Turner
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 16, 2014
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This photo is the first signed Answer Plot location in Illinois. Done June 11 in Springfield, Illinois.
Location:  Springfield, IL
Topics:  Corn
The June 26th training session has been canceled.
Ray Watts /  Jun 14, 2014
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Persistent rains have delayed planting of the Fergus Falls Answer Plot. One of the corn research trials was planted on May 24th, but due to wet conditions, the remainder of the plot is still unplanted. The plan is to plant the demo areas, and the soybean research as conditions allow and hold training event sessions in August and September. The training event scheduled for June 26th has been canceled.
Location:  Fergus Falls, MN
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans, Weather/Environment
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Weekly Update 6/13
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 13, 2014
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The Greenleaf showcase on 6/13.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Weekly Update 6/6
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 13, 2014
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The Greenleaf showcase on June 6th.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Planting Depth Demonstration
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 13, 2014
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This experiment illustrates the impact of planting depth on corn stands. The four sparsely populated rows at left were planted at a 1" depth. The next four-row plot to the right, starting at the yellow stake, were planted at an 1 3/4" to 2" depth. The plot starting at the second yellow stake was planted at 2" to 2 1/2".
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Shipman Field Update #2 from Brian Ludwig
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 13, 2014
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This photo is of our V5 foliar feed application of MAX-IN products (on left) against untreated 6065 (right). There is a difference of just over one collar and about four inches along the entire trial. The treatment on this pass was: -1 quart MAX-IN ZMB -4oz Ascend -10.5oz Quilt Xcel -12 gal of water as carrier
Location:  Shipman, IL
Topics:  Corn, Spray Application, Fungicides, Plant Growth Regulators, Micronutrients, Plant Growth and Development
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Shipman Field Update from Brian Ludwig
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 13, 2014
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This image is from the Answer Plot trial in Shipman, Illinois at CHS Elevator Company. All three pictures are of CROPLAN 6065ss/RIB planted the same day side by side. The first photo is a starter/no starter trial. There was a three to four collar difference and about two feet. Not to mention the color difference and overall plant vitality. The applied in-furrow treatment is: -4 gal 10-34-0 -1 quart of MAX-IN Zinc -4oz Ascend
Location:  Shipman, IL
Topics:  Corn, Micronutrients, Plant Growth Regulators
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Spray Application Education
Mike Hommez /  Jun 13, 2014
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Several growers learned about making more efficient spray applications with InterLock at the Britt Answer Plot on June 12.
Location:  Britt, IA
Topics:  Adjuvants, Spray Application
Othello field update from Ryan Klein
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 12, 2014
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As of May 29, the corn is looking great at the Othello Answer Plot.
Location:  Othello, WA
Topics:  Corn
Jerome Field Days
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 12, 2014
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Session 1 was held at the Jerome Answer Plot location on June 5th. Session 3 will be held the week of August 18th-22nd. Details TBA.
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Idaho Outlook for 2014 from Rick Speicher
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 12, 2014
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The corn is looking great at the Jerome Answer Plot. Reports from across Idaho track with what we are seeing at Jerome - namely that this 2014 crop is off to a fast start. If you are planting a newly released hybrid, this looks like a great year to shoot for new records. New genetics are yielding 4 bu/acre more than genetics 1 year old or older. In-season management can account for substantial yield increases as well. 55% of yield probabilities are in-season, meaning there is time to influence them: • Nitrogen Management (up to 20%) • Foliar Nutrition (up to 5%) • Disease/Insect Management (up to 30%) WinField has two key in-season tools to help growers capture as much of that 55% yield potential as possible: NutriSolutions tissue testing (NS) and R7 In-Season Imagery (ISI). Talk to your local coop crop consultant to sign up a field or your whole farm to NS & R7. Rick Speicher, Southern Idaho & Eastern Oregon Seed & Agronomy Advisor
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn, Disease Control, Weather/Environment, Insect Control, Nutrient Management, Micronutrients, Plant Growth and Development, Crop Yield
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Corn at V2 at Jerome on May 27
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 12, 2014
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Corn was at about V2 by May 27 at Jerome.
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Emergence at Jerome
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 12, 2014
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Corn emerged at the Jerome Answer Plot on May 19.
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Nicolette Broeske update from Neenah Answer Plot
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 12, 2014
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Growers at the Neenah Answer Plot gather around Chris Paul, SAA, as he demonstrates the absorbtion of adjuvants into paper as compared to water.
Location:  Neenah, WI
Topics:  Adjuvants
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Nicolette Broeske update from Neenah Answer Plot
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 12, 2014
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Chris Paul, SAA, and Vince Michalski, Area Sales Manager, perform a demo with Foaminator.
Location:  Neenah, WI
Topics:  Adjuvants
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Nicolette Broeske update from Neenah Answer Plot
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 12, 2014
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The Neenah Answer Plot featured a sprayer demonstration and steel weed test to showcase different nozzles and droplet sizes.
Location:  Neenah, WI
Topics:  Herbicides
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June 11 Answer Plot event
Chris Redfield /  Jun 12, 2014
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We had a nice turnout from growers at the Britton, SD Answer Plot event yesterday.
Location:  Britton, SD
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
Jerome Answer Plot Planting Report from Rick Speicher
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 12, 2014
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The Jerome Answer Plot was planted April 29th in 55 degree soil temps with cool ambient temps: it took 3 days to accumulate 7 GDUs. We applied .65 inches of water through the pivot on May 1 to incorporate Outlook. Emergence took ~10 days and corn reached V1 two weeks after planting. GDU accumulation has been steady with 2014 accumulated GDUs as of 6/2 running 109% of last year and 125% of Jerome’s 30 yr. average. Rick Speicher Southern Idaho & Eastern OR Seed & Agronomy Advisor
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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