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

Xtend™ Soybeans

This year Renk Seed is hoping to offer Xtend soybeans for sale. Xtend are the first stacked soybeans with resistance to roundup and Dicamba®. In addition to offering another mode of action to control weeds, Dicamba also provides residual control … Continued