What Happened to NemaStrike™?

BY DR. RICK BATTY The October issue of The Earfull contained an article that I wrote about NemaStrike. I pointed out that Renk would have a few corn and soybean varieties available with this new seed treatment. Within days of … Continued

Don’t Forget The Sulfur In Your Fertility Program

BY DR. RICK BATTY Sulfur is sometimes the forgotten element in a grower’s fertility program. Its deficiency often goes unnoticed until symptoms such as leaf striping, reduced plant growth, and delay in maturity show up in your corn or beans. … Continued

Early Planting

BY ALEX RENK It is common knowledge that planting early, for both corn and soybeans, should in most cases help improve yield. This fact came out in university research conducted decades ago. I was curious on how well this carried … Continued

Put Data to Work for You

BY ALEX RENK I’m getting old enough that I can legitimately say I have lived through most of the computer age, which is transitioning into the information age. I remember when our company used punch cards to run our 1960’s … Continued

What is Happening with Xtend® Soybeans

Xtend® soybeans recently crossed their final major hurdle with approval of a Dicamba herbicide labeled for them. This herbicide will go by the name of XtendiMax and is manufactured by Monsanto. BASF is also working on Dicamba herbicide for use … Continued

Big Data

Our sales group recently visited the headquarters of The Climate Corporation in San Francisco, CA for a first hand look at “big data” in action. It’s a bit of an odd location for a business devoted to production agriculture in … Continued