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

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

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