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Considerations for Choosing a Sorghum x Sudan Variety for Feed

Considerations for Choosing a Sorghum x Sudan Variety for Feed

If you have challenging, moisture-stressed ground and a hot climate, you farm in the sweet spot for sorghum products. Since sorghum is about 30% to 40% more water-use efficient than a...

Feb 27, 2020
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Fungicides Continued to Prove Their Value in 2019

Fungicides Continued to Prove Their Value in 2019

In 2019, for the fourth year in a row in my area of west-central Minnesota, farmers saw very little if any foliar or fungal disease lesions on corn plants. You have to look really hard...

Feb 19, 2020
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New CROPLAN Wheat Varieties Show Excellent Potential

New CROPLAN Wheat Varieties Show Excellent Potential

Do you have a goal of optimizing your wheat yields? WinField United is testing new varieties to find the next top performers for your fields. If you’re interested in trying out...

Feb 19, 2020
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What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?

What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?

Imagine you’ve invested in a new state-of-the-art planter. You’ve done all the planter maintenance and calibration to set up for a successful spring, but in the midst of all that prep...

Feb 12, 2020
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Use Last Year’s Results to Inform 2020 Soybean Seed Selection

Use Last Year’s Results to Inform 2020 Soybean Seed Selection

The winter months are a great time to review seed performance data to help inform decisions for spring planting. The latest Answer Plot® trial results are in , and despite the...

Feb 05, 2020
Answer Tech
3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation

3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation

Now that 2020 is upon us, you’re probably focused on creating your strategies for spring planting and in-season crop management. If you haven’t been using ag technology tools on your...

Jan 29, 2020
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Use Response-to Scores to Guide Agronomic Decisions

Use Response-to Scores to Guide Agronomic Decisions

Response-to scores can help you better match the hybrids you choose to your management style and farm environment, which allows you to allocate your crop inputs budget more precisely...

Jan 29, 2020
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Crop Model Field Report: Final

Crop Model Field Report: Final

Last summer and fall, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots...

Jan 21, 2020
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Strong Hybrid Performance Despite Tough Conditions in 2019

Strong Hybrid Performance Despite Tough Conditions in 2019

I’ve been analyzing harvest data for quite a few years, and I can assure you 2019 is a year that I won’t soon forget. The unpredictability that plagued the season was certainly...

Jan 16, 2020
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Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops

Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops

Variability is common on farms, which can make it tricky to purchase the right soybean seed for a particular field. But there is a solution: the combination of two different soybean...

Jan 16, 2020
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Quality Is Key for 2020 Cotton Seed

Quality Is Key for 2020 Cotton Seed

Farmers throughout the Cotton Belt dealt with volatile weather patterns in 2019. Were you one of them? If so, be sure to spend some time assessing this past season — your outcomes for...

Jan 14, 2020
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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Wheat Seed Treatment

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Wheat Seed Treatment

It’s time to finalize your wheat seed purchases for 2020. Make sure that a high-quality seed treatment is part of the package to get plants off to a healthy start and protect them...

Dec 22, 2019
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Making the Case for Water Conditioners

Making the Case for Water Conditioners

You might not consider how your water is affecting weed control, but without the right water conditioners, you could be reducing your herbicide’s effectiveness by 10% to 20%. 1 That...

Dec 20, 2019
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Take a Full-Season Approach to Sunflower Weed Control

Take a Full-Season Approach to Sunflower Weed Control

If you’re looking for ways to get your sunflower crop off to a strong start, effective weed control is critical. Since sunflowers are often planted at lower populations than other...

Dec 12, 2019
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Make This Adjustment to Help Reduce Dicamba Drift Potential in 2020

Make This Adjustment to Help Reduce Dicamba Drift Potential in 2020

Exciting new research from WinField United reinforces and broadens findings from earlier this year regarding the control of fine particle drift. What we found First, WinField United...

Dec 09, 2019
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Behind on Fall Fieldwork? Build a Contingency Plan Now

Behind on Fall Fieldwork? Build a Contingency Plan Now

Early snowfall, cold temperatures and a delayed harvest may mean that some of your fall fieldwork will be put off until spring. While that’s not an ideal scenario, there are steps you...

Dec 09, 2019
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3 Steps to a Successful Fall Burndown Application

3 Steps to a Successful Fall Burndown Application

If conditions in your area allow you to make a fall burndown application, it can make the spring a little easier from a weed management perspective. Here are some tips to get the most...

Dec 05, 2019
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Tissue Sampling Trends Show Environment Limited Crop Nutrition in 2019

Tissue Sampling Trends Show Environment Limited Crop Nutrition in 2019

Data shows that environmental stresses may have limited crop nutrition this season, based on over 45,000 tissue samples analyzed by WinField United. The insights gained from those 45...

Nov 25, 2019
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Teen Farmer Makes Hay at World Dairy Expo

Teen Farmer Makes Hay at World Dairy Expo

Nicholas Gutierrez set a goal several years ago to grow and produce the highest-quality alfalfa hay. This year, that determination paid off. The 16-year-old won Grand Champion...

Nov 18, 2019
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Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres

Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres

With 14 to 15 million salt-affected acres in the United States, it’s clear that managing saline soils is a big challenge for some farmers. Typically those acres are found in western...

Nov 15, 2019
Answer Tech
Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions

Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions

Let’s face it, it’s tough to be a farmer right now. There are new levels of financial uncertainty fueled by a tough economy, recent weather challenges, market volatility and tariffs...

Nov 11, 2019
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Hybrid Options for Consistent Performance

Hybrid Options for Consistent Performance

What’s the key benefit a product needs to deliver to make you buy it again and again? I’ll bet that most of the time, you’re looking for consistency. A product that’s stable. Reliable....

Nov 06, 2019
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Research Reveals That Nutrient Balance Matters

Research Reveals That Nutrient Balance Matters

600,000 data points. Since WinField United launched the NutriSolutions ® tissue sampling program in 2008, that’s the volume of data we’ve gathered about the nutrient status of various...

Nov 05, 2019
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Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic

Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic

Make room on your calendar this winter for an opportunity to improve your operation’s profitability. WinField United retailers will be hosting more than 3,500 clinics to share agronomic...

Nov 04, 2019
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Evaluating Hybrid Response to Fungicide Pays Off for a Minnesota Farmer

Evaluating Hybrid Response to Fungicide Pays Off for a Minnesota Farmer

As a seed advisor, it’s my goal to help farmers get the most from every acre. When one of my farmers was looking for ways to find incremental bushels on his farm, we started looking at...

Oct 24, 2019
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Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now

Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now

A clean start in the spring. Improved chances of on-time planting. Fewer pest havens. These are just a few of the benefits of an effective fall burndown. What’s your burndown strategy...

Oct 22, 2019
Answer Tech
Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data

Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data

It’s important not only to successfully gather your yield data at the end of the season but also to leverage its full value. Here are five tips to get the most from it. 1. Rank harvest...

Oct 21, 2019
Answer Tech
Crop Model Field Report: September

Crop Model Field Report: September

This summer, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve talked...

Oct 17, 2019
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High-Potential Soybean Traits Require High-Precision Management

High-Potential Soybean Traits Require High-Precision Management

As the 2019 growing season goes into the history books, you’re probably well on your way to creating your 2020 farm plan. If you grow soybeans and are considering your options for next...

Oct 04, 2019
Answer Tech
4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling

4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling

How did this year’s dynamic weather affect your soil’s health? One way to find out is by doing a soil test this fall. The results can help you set a baseline for managing nutrients next...

Oct 02, 2019
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Plan Now to Mitigate 2019’s Weeds In Your Fields

Plan Now to Mitigate 2019’s Weeds In Your Fields

Don’t let 2019 weed challenges haunt you in 2020. Abundant moisture last spring and in early summer meant that weed populations flourished and adequate control was difficult. So what...

Oct 01, 2019
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8 Tips for Gauging Crop Performance and Harvest Needs

8 Tips for Gauging Crop Performance and Harvest Needs

This growing season is one for the record books — and not always in a good way. But as challenging as it’s been, there are still lessons to learn and things you can do to make the most...

Sep 30, 2019
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3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan

3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan

Excessive rains are like flushing money down the drain. Nutrients lost through the soil are nothing but lost investments. Because of the saturated soils we saw this season, it’s more...

Sep 25, 2019
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Take a Stand on Alfalfa Health

Take a Stand on Alfalfa Health

What alfalfa stands do you keep in rotation? Which ones do you remove? These decisions are important factors in your alfalfa strategy for this fall and next spring. Typically, most...

Sep 24, 2019
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What Do This Season’s Stresses Mean for Yield Potential?

What Do This Season’s Stresses Mean for Yield Potential?

From cool and wet to hot and dry. That’s the dynamic weather shift that many crops faced across the Midwest this season. Some farmers are wondering how those extreme stresses will...

Sep 23, 2019
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Control Weeds on Prevent Plant Acres Now

Control Weeds on Prevent Plant Acres Now

Don’t let your prevent plant acres turn into huge headaches. Prevent plant acres caused by sustained early-season rainfall were widespread across the United States in 2019. Northern...

Sep 17, 2019
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Why Measure a Crop’s Response to Soil?

Why Measure a Crop’s Response to Soil?

Soil is one of the most valuable resources on your farm and one that has a great impact on how productive your fields will be. Just as we study a hybrid’s response to management...

Sep 05, 2019
Answer Tech
Crop Model Field Report: August

Crop Model Field Report: August

This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve...

Sep 04, 2019
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The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?

The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?

This year’s challenging planting season showed the value that seed treatments have in protecting yield potential. As corn began to tassel this summer, you could really start to see how...

Sep 04, 2019
Answer Tech
Amp Up Your Tech to Predict Corn Drydown

Amp Up Your Tech to Predict Corn Drydown

The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult...

Sep 03, 2019
Answer Tech
New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access

New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access

When you’re making seed selection decisions in the field with your agronomist, you want the ability to be flexible and to access timely information on the fly. Now you and your trusted...

Sep 02, 2019
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3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions

3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions

Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging the data that’s best suited for your operation. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or...

Aug 28, 2019
Answer Tech
3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference

3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference

Ag tech is a lot like sports: Even with the fanciest equipment, if you don’t nail the fundamentals, you’ll never truly perform. This was no more apparent to me than at the InfoAg...

Aug 26, 2019
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Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa

Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa

Has excessive spring rainfall kept you from seeding your alfalfa this year? You still may have time to establish an alfalfa crop later this summer. If you are considering a late summer...

Aug 20, 2019
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Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year

Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year

As we saw this year, environmental conditions can throw a wrench in even the best laid-out crop management plans. Many farmers saw historic rainfall, planting was delayed and some acres...

Aug 08, 2019
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Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn

Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn

You don’t need me to tell you that the 2019 growing season has been one of extremes. By and large, we’ve had far too much rain over wide swaths of the country. Besides having a...

Aug 07, 2019
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5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions

5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions

Selecting the right seed for the upcoming season is important, and you no doubt consider factors such as yield potential, soil type, population, fertility, standability and past...

Aug 06, 2019
Answer Tech
Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies

Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies

As a farmer, you don’t need another task on your plate; you want something that’s going to help you manage what’s already there. And though irrigation may be an essential part of your...

Aug 05, 2019
Answer Tech
Crop Model Field Report: July

Crop Model Field Report: July

This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. Over...

Jul 29, 2019
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Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease

Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease

For many growers, wet conditions in May and June led to a much later start than desired. For example, here in Wisconsin, corn and soybeans are about two weeks behind their normal...

Jul 24, 2019