A great way to keep up on the best seed and just what is going on in your neck of the woods is check out the Seed Finder Section of MFAseed.com. MFA Area Sales Managers are keeping us up on the growing conditions and the best seeds for the regions through their blogs.
Just click on your area of the map on MFAseed.com Area Map and you can read just what your experts are up to. You can also pick between regions by clicking on the area number in the upper left and the list pops up on the seed web page.
Here are a few of the latest comments from MFA's top seed sales folks. . .
"One of the major issues encountered with the corn crop this year was stalk rot. This disease was wide-spread and not hybrid specific. I think one way growers can combat this disease is timely fungicide applications. Several growers weren't planning on a fungicide application until the hot and dry spell, when they feared there wouldn’t be much of a crop. I recommend growers seriously consider fungicide, because I have seen fungicide applications pay dividends more often than not, especially considering some of the stand issues we saw in this year’s corn. We did have a couple side-by-sides that tested the benefits of fungicide applications on corn. The corn crop with fungicides applied was an average of 15-20 bu higher yielding than the corn not treated with fungicides....READ MORE" – Chris Freeman of MFA Seed Area 1"
"Looking back on the past growing season, it's clear we faced many challenges, but with proper management, we finished strong with good corn and soybean yields. I’m looking forward to the New Year and preparing for a successful 2017! What I am most excited about this year are the newest soybean traits we will be offering in the MorSoy lineup, Roundup® Ready 2 Xtend® (RXT)! This technology provides farmers greater yield opportunity and adds another tool in our toolbox to fight against glyphosate-resistant and tough-to-control broadleaf weeds. Please remember that . . .READ MORE" – Mallory Petersen, of MFA Seed Area 4
"Hello, David Wolfe here with a year-end review from Central Missouri. This past season began with nearly perfect stands of corn followed by a hot and dry spell that came a little earlier than normal. Add to that a very good growing season for soybeans, which also resulted in good stands leading to an early and even crop canopy.
Several key takeaways I saw from the 2016 growing season were the importance a great stand has on your final yield results and weed control as well as how picking a portfolio of products can really help spread your risk. As we move into the next growing season... READ MORE" – David Wolfe of MFA Seed Area 5
Corn silage continues to be an excellent source of high-quality, inexpensive nutrition utilized by our dairies in southern Missouri. I’m of the opinion that many of our beef operations could benefit from corn silage, as well, provided that they have land suitable for raising corn. Corn is not necessarily an inexpensive crop to plant, but with yield potential of over 20 tons per acre of high-quality feed. Corn silage can be relatively inexpensive compared to other feed sources of similar quality.
Raising corn is not without risks. I believe we can . . . . . READ MORE " -David Moore of MFA Seed Area 9, Rangeland and Pasture specialist
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