The Importance of Correct Planter Settings

As I am writing this, there is still snow on the ground throughout most of the Midwest. And while it may seem that spring planting is not anytime soon, it will be here before you know it. Are you ready? … Continued

Unpacking the Yield Data in the Test Plots

Over the last few years we have been tracking latitude and longitude coordinates for our test plots. From these coordinates we are using Climate FieldView™ to extract soil type and rainfall amounts to use in our own database system with … Continued

2019 Corn Disease Awareness

Last season Tar Spot, Grey Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight infected corn fields earlier than normal, which impacted yields in the hardest hit areas. In addition, dead fields were susceptible to stalk rots, especially anthracnose. Ear rot, specifically giberella, … Continued

Tar Spot Leaf Disease of Corn

What once was a cosmetic disease in Northern Indiana, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin that did not contribute to yield loss has become an aggressive disease that is likely in many fields to contribute not only to yield loss but also … Continued

Impact of Plant Death on Grain Yield of Corn

About a week after the corn kernels on the ear have dented, a distinct horizontal line appears near the dent end of a split kernel and slowly progresses to the tip end of the kernel over the next 3 weeks … Continued

Renk Makes Commitment to Digital Ag Platform

Many of you have heard or read about the Climate FieldView platform. Some of you are already using it. Last year Renk Seed had 5 pilot projects with growers across the Midwest. It was a learning experience for all of … Continued

Conscientious Cost Cutting

Our best and most desirable products, likely our competitors’ as well, will always be the most expensive to plant. When margins were fatter, growers could afford to plant the best genetics and traits on all acres plus be rewarded with … Continued

Enlist™ Soybeans for 2019

Renk has been evaluating Enlist soybeans for several years. This technology has been tied up waiting for Chinese import approval. It is still on hold but the Chinese government has not asked for further data or testing, which should mean … Continued

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