Growing Knowledge

Read the latest insights from our experts as they cover agronomy issues that matter most to you and your operation.

Data Quality: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Joel and Kyle
Hosts, WinField
On this episode of The Deal With Yield®, hosts Joel and Kyle explain the importance of demanding quality data so you can get the most value from it. Learn why not all data is created equal, how inaccuracies during manual upload can negatively impact your operation and how to spot average versus valid data. Also tune in to hear their response to an audience question about the difference between providers.
Season 7: Episode 6 – Data Quality: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Deal With Yield is a podcast series covering the issues that matter most in crop production.

Tech Tasks After Harvest: Part 1

Joel and Kyle
Hosts, WinField
On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield®, host Joel Wipperfurth welcomes Drew Garretson, regional technology manager for WinField® United, to discuss the best ways to use ag technology after harvest. Now is a perfect time to evaluate which management practices were successful this past growing season based on in-season imagery and yield data, and how to improve next year. Also hear about the updated R7® Tool and how it has been re-engineered to be faster, more user-friendly and customizable. 
 
For more information about the R7® Tool updates, visit answertech.com
Season 7: Episode 4 – Tech Tasks After Harvest: Part 1

The Deal With Yield is a podcast series covering the issues that matter most in crop production. 

Cool, Wet Weather Is Perfect for Ascend® Plant Growth Regulators

Adam Mangum
Marketing Manager, Plant Nutrition
With the recent round of cool, wet weather this spring, we at WinField want to remind you that Ascend® plant growth regulators (PGRs) can help improve yields, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
 
Three years of Answer Plot® results have shown that when planting corn into cold and wet soil, adding Ascend® PGRs in-furrow resulted in increased yields more than 65 percent of the time, with average yield boosts of more than 8 bushels per acre.

2011–2013 ANSWER PLOT® DATA
Soil Temperature* Answer Plot® Locations % Positive Response Sites Average Positive Response
< 50°F 50 67.3 8.2 bu/A
< 60°F 98 65.4 8.1 bu/A
*Two weeks before and two weeks after planting

Temperature and moisture play key roles in influencing the hormone balance that signals germination. Cool, wet conditions may restrict this growth and development. The addition of the plant growth regulators found in Ascend® PGRs may help the plant germinate even when conditions aren’t ideal. When the weeks after planting were cold and wet, corn planted with Ascend® PGRs in-furrow showed positive yield response more than 69 percent of the time.
 
2011–2013 ANSWER PLOT® DATA
Conditions** % Positive Response Locations
< 60°F Air Temperature
> 1" Precipitation
69.2%
** Two weeks after planting

Ascend® PGRs contain an optimal combination of three EPA-registered plant growth regulators: cytokinin, gibberellic acid and indolebutyric acid. These active ingredients promote vigorous early plant germination and emergence, a robust root system, larger leaves, and wider stems.

So even if it’s not 60 degrees and sunny when you plant, an in-furrow application of Ascend® PGRs on corn can help improve yields, rain or shine.
 
Because of factors outside of Winfield Solutions' control, such as weather, product application and any other factors, results to be obtained, including but not limited to yields, financial performance or profits, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by Winfield Solutions. 
 
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. Ascend and Answer Plot are registered trademarks of Winfield Solutions, LLC. © 2016 Winfield Solutions, LLC.

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