YieldPro is so much more than a soil sampling service.
We believe in allocating scarce resources through the 4 Rs:
Right fertilizer source at the Right rate, at the Right time and in the Right place
Properly managed fertilizers support cropping systems that provide economic, social and environmental benefits. On the other hand, poorly managed nutrient applications can decrease profitability and increase nutrient losses, potentially degrading water and air.
Yield data coupled with soil analysis pack a powerful punch when it comes to recommendations for your individual fields.
Watch as Seth Lawyer, YieldPro Specialist, visits with Curt Naylor, YieldPro manager, about the reasons why the YieldPro program is valuable as ever.
Let’s Talk Harvest Loss and Prioritizing Harvest 2020
NOW is the time to prioritize fields and look for signs and symptomologies arising.
Physoderma has the ability to reduce stalk integrity – do you know how to identify it? Yellowing up the mid-rib often leads to crown rot – take a look at the symptoms in this short video.
A push test is an easy way to prioritize fields – don’t just harvest in the order you planted.
Here’s a question: What’s the economic threshold of what is coming out the back of your combine?
Take less than 8 minutes to learn more about prioritizing fields during Harvest 2020, harvest loss and strategies for harvest success in corn and soybeans. Glenn Longabaugh, Winfield United Regional Agronomist, and Mark Richey, YieldPro Specialist, visit more here:
There’s been a lot of discussion and debate regarding the difference in effectiveness of fixed wing or helicopter fungicide application.
The right amount of water, with an adjuvant, will get the fungicide to where it needs to be effective.
A quality adjuvant is a key component of this process.
A well-trained applicator will always ensure a quality job – regardless of technique.
Ryan O’Neal and Mark Richey, YieldPro Specialists, sit down with Drake Copeland, Technical Service Manager with FMC, to have a quick comparison conversation about both practices.
Our YieldPro team regrets that we can’t visit with you at a large Answer Plot event this summer. But we’re eager to help answer any questions and have a conversation with you about decision making for your operation. Contact us to learn more!
The fact that you can drive around any country block today and see some sort of plant emergence represents the promise of better days.
Between COVID-19 changing how American’s live day-to-day and a cold, damp spring (rain is pounding the window as I write this), this place could use some fresh air and sunshine.
Farming is a profession of hope.
You put millions of tiny, unassuming seeds in the ground, cover them up, then hope for sunshine and timely rain. You drive around weekly (or, daily) scouting fields for the first sign of emergence indicating that a tiny sprout was so mighty that it broke through million-year-old dirt with a story. All of this, while you continue to hope for sunshine and timely rain.
Life’s most valuable skills don’t come with an instruction manual and it seems we’ve learned so many of them in this profession.
the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
In farming, patience can be found when growing degree days are minimal and you have an expectation of emergence that simply isn’t happening. Patience is best learned and utilized when an implement breaks down or a spotty shower shows up and lingers on your last 50 acres to get in the ground.
hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
In farming, optimism can be found when opening up a field to harvest in October and or pulling onto the co-op scales to sample and weigh your product. Optimism is best learned and utilized when you’re staring in the face of low commodity prices but you remember that all things are cyclical.
complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
In farming, faith can be found everywhere, including when you’re actually in the act of planting the seed, or climbing in the bin for maintenance or driving the semi through a busy intersection. Faith is best learned and utilized daily, when your feet hit the floor and you begin another day to produce food to feed people who you’ll never have the opportunity to meet.
With greased, calloused hands we’ve leafed through hundreds of instruction manuals with loose covers and marked pages in our lifetime.
But perhaps the greatest guidance we require to get this farming job done comes from within.
There are two pests that we’re on high alert for in Indiana and Ohio.
Now is the time to act.
There are numerous fields containing heavy, winter annual weed pressure because they did not get sprayed or tilled last fall, or cover crops have yet to receive a burndown application to kill off prior to planting. These type of field scenarios are a primary target for egg laying moths.
Black cutworm will migrate in and feed on anything they can, but they’re easily controlled by synthetic pyrethroids.
Wireworms are much tougher to kill and currently they’re attacking seedlings because they’re staying much closer to the surface due to cooler soil temperatures.
Synthetic pyrethroids are less effective on wireworms.
What must you do now to protect your yield? Watch the video and see –
Join us as seed manager Brandon Lovett visits with Glenn Longabaugh CCA, Winfield United Regional Agronomist, about the damage these two pests can do and how to defend against them.
In these less than optimal temperatures, what can you expect as far as emergence?
Even though temperatures were low at planting time, we will see emergence, though it could take up to three weeks.
Calculating growing degree days will help growers understand when they should see growth.
What are the early signs of trouble? Watch the video and see –
Join us as seed manager Brandon Lovett visits with Glenn Longabaugh CCA, Winfield United Regional Agronomist, about emergence expectations during these colder temperatures, how to calculate growing degree days and why patience will pay off.