Enlist™ Soybeans for 2019

BY ALEX RENK 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, … 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

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

White Mold Fungicide

Over the years we have tested a lot of chemicals that claim to do a lot of wonderful things. Sadly we have been disappointed many times with these ‘wonder’ treatments and sprays. This year we tried Endura, a fungicide for … Continued

This Is Not Your Father’s Dicamba

As we wait for federal government approval of an over-the-top Dicamba for Xtend™ soybeans, it is important to remember that the spray, when released, is not generic old time chemistry. Both Monsanto and BASF are working on Dicamba that will … Continued

Sudden Death Syndrome

Sudden Death Syndrome, or SDS as it is commonly called, is rearing its ugly head this year.  SDS is caused by Fusarium Solani, a fungus found in the soil. Normally it tends to be seen in the more southern areas … Continued

Wall of Fame

The 2015 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days was held this past August at the Statz Farm, just 6 miles from the Renk Seed facility. During the 3-day event, Renk welcomed over 500 growers to our farm for a pancake breakfast and … Continued

White Mold Refresher

In 2014, the thumb of Michigan was devastated by White Mold and this year it was a problem in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. While White Mold tends to be a sporadic problem when it rears its head, it tends to … Continued