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  • Tar Spot

    September 2, 2021 Brian Foss
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management

    Tar spot of corn is a foliar disease common to areas of Latin America, where it is considered the most important disease of corn. The first reported occurrences of tar spot in the United States were confirmed in Illinois and Indiana in 2015. The disease has spread quickly and has since been found in SW Ontario in 2020. Certain growing seasons...

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    Grain Fill Stages

    August 17, 2021 Sara Meidlinger
    Filed Under:
    Silage

    Between August and October the corn plant will go through the six stages of grain fill to reach physiological maturity.

  • Jul23Fri

    Early July Overview

    July 23, 2021

    During the 2021 growing season we will be documenting the performance of many of our hybrids throughout each stage of growth. 

    Watch as our agronomists detail the state and progress of each hybrid. Here is the first series from early July.

    CORN

    SOYBEANS

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    PRIDE G-Series

    July 22, 2021

    The PRIDE Seeds product line is derived for a global breeding and testing program designed to develop and select best-in-class corn hybrids. Matching best-in-class genetics with farm-best trait and treatment technologies optimizes and mitigates many of the risks associated with crop production.

    TRAITS THAT DELIVER

    For high yield potential, get...

  • EN Soybeans - What does it mean?

    July 8, 2021 Matt Chapple

    Enlist Soybeans, what does that really mean?  Watch this video with Matt Chapple and Amanda Craven as they talk about PRIDE EN Soybeans. 

  • Fungicide Application - Why, When and What

    July 8, 2021 Amanda Craven
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management

    Check out the video as Matt Chapple and Amanda Craven talk about fungicide applications in your corn crop.   Why you would do it, when you would do it, and what is being accomplished by doing it.

  • Glyphosate & Ammonium Sulphate

    July 2, 2021 Jean-François Foley

    It is sometimes difficult to control certain weeds, even with glyphosate. What can explain the low effectiveness of glyphosate? 

    Often the cause is too late application. Two problematic weeds at this level are lambsquarters and velvetleaf. 

            

    REASON: These 2 weeds have a high calcium content, which may...

  • Corn Water Use - Western Canada

    July 1, 2021 Sara Meidlinger
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management

    Hot and dry conditions seem to be continuing across the Prairies this summer, it is important to understand how corn uses water throughout the season.

  • Darksided Cutworm

    June 30, 2021 Jean-François Foley

    As seen during visits in June 2021.

    This insect was reported in eastern Quebec last year and was detected in several new areas this spring, including Nicolet.  The adult moth was able to lay its eggs last fall, and the mild winter may have contributed to the survival of the eggs.  Young larvae attack the foliage of several plants...

  • Rootless Corn Syndrome

    June 30, 2021 Jean-François Foley
    Filed Under:
    Crop Management

    This syndrome occurs in young corn plants and is attributed to limited or simply absent development of the nodal roots. 

    Various factors are involved: 

    1. Shallow planting

    Seed MUST be sown to a MINIMUM depth of 1.5 inches to ensure that nodal roots grow 3 4 inch below the soil surface. Excessive or absent moisture will cause the death...