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Grain storage tips

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, product manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. During and after harvest there are several steps growers can take to ensure the best possible conditions for on-farm grain storage. Proper storage and grain handling is necessary in maintaining the quality of the harvested crop. It is critical to start …

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EPA announces changes to dicamba registration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaboration between …

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Why the ugly soybeans?

By Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids For many farmers across Ohio, soybean yields have been good to great, but the soybean quality has not been as promising. Uncharacteristically warm temperatures along with high rainfall and humidity as the soybeans matured led to some ugly looking soybeans this fall. From disease to …

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Alleviate compaction to reduce yield losses

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. As a result of the wet spring weather there was a great deal of variability in corn and soybean fields in 2015. Early rainy weather caused wet soil conditions early in the growing season, flooded areas of fields, and resulted in fields that …

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