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    Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now
    Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now
    Jul 20, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Clean fields in the spring. On-time planting. Fewer pest havens. These are just a few of the benefits of an effective fall burndown. It’s not too early to think about your burndown strategy and consult your local trusted advisor about how to limit next season’s...
    Make the Most of Your Alfalfa Quality Testing
    Make the Most of Your Alfalfa Quality Testing
    Jul 19, 2018 | Answer Plot
    There are many variables involved in testing for forage quality. Here are a few basics of forage testing and what you should look for — and expect — when sending samples to the lab in order to receive the most accurate results and a fair price for your crop.  
    Tools Make Seed Selection More Strategic
    Tools Make Seed Selection More Strategic
    Jul 17, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Selecting the right hybrids and varieties for your fields is a task that requires more than a gut feeling to accomplish. Having data that shows what conditions and management practices can optimize that seed to its full potential is critical for a successful harvest.  ...
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Jul 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Have you ever received results of an early-season tissue test that indicated your corn was low on nitrogen? If so, did you wonder if it was because you didn’t apply enough or because the plant roots weren’t big enough to take up the nitrogen that you applied...
    7 Ways to Turn Data Into a Prescription
    7 Ways to Turn Data Into a Prescription
    Jul 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Effective in-season management of inputs like nutrients and crop protection products can help you promote crop health, foster sustainability, and achieve optimal ROI and yield potential at harvest.   The R7® Tool uses data from nearly 200 Answer Plot® locations...
    Consider Fungicide Response When Selecting Seed
    Consider Fungicide Response When Selecting Seed
    Jul 09, 2018 | Answer Plot
    When considering seed choices for next season, include WinField United’s response-to-fungicide (RTF) scores in your decision-making process.   In 2017, WinField United tested 199 corn hybrids at 41 Answer Plot® locations and compared corn hybrids sprayed with
    Improve Fungicide Response on Corn
    Improve Fungicide Response on Corn
    Jul 06, 2018 | Answer Plot
    A fungicide application represents a considerable investment. Be sure you get the most from it by answering these three questions before applying: What is the hybrid to be sprayed? What is the weather outlook for application day? What is the disease that’s being treated?...
    Be Purposeful When Controlling Fungal Diseases
    Be Purposeful When Controlling Fungal Diseases
    Jun 28, 2018 | Answer Plot
    No matter what crops are in your fields, maintaining plant health should be a top priority to maximize yield potential. Healthy green leaf area helps promote photosynthesis that eventually leads to grain fill. When plant health is compromised, so is yield potential. Here are...
    6 Ways to Leverage Your Elite Hybrids
    6 Ways to Leverage Your Elite Hybrids
    Jun 27, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Seed represents a substantial portion of your planting budget. If you planted any of the new elite class of corn hybrids from CROPLAN® seed this year, make sure you are managing them adequately to fully optimize their advanced genetics and get the most out of your...
    Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?
    Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?
    Jun 26, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Biological growth stimulants have been getting more attention from the agricultural community in recent years, but you may be wondering if they actually live up to the hype. The Answer Plot® program has generated some solid research supporting the benefits of applying...
    Get More From Tissue Sampling With Tech
    Get More From Tissue Sampling With Tech
    Jun 14, 2018 | Answer Tech
    You’re probably using many forms of technology to help grow your business, but with innovative thinking, you may be able to apply that technology in new ways on your farm. The process of tissue sampling, for example, has typically been fairly low tech. But there are...
    Turn Response-to-Fungicide Data Into ROI
    Turn Response-to-Fungicide Data Into ROI
    Jun 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Do response-to scores factor into your choices for corn seed? Let’s take a close look at how WinField United determines a hybrid’s response-to-fungicide (RTF) score and how you can pair that valuable data with in-season tech tools to optimize your ROI potential...
    AkerScout™ Update Adds Functionality
    AkerScout™ Update Adds Functionality
    Jun 12, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Farmers have a lot to think about each season, so it’s important to find tools that help them stay on top of various field duties. AkerScout™ is a free, easy-to-use crop scouting app that was introduced last year. The app has now been updated, with new versions for...
    Push Crops Through Stressful Conditions With Biostimulants
    Push Crops Through Stressful Conditions With Biostimulants
    Jun 06, 2018 | Answer Plot
    During the lifespan of a crop, it’s faced with numerous stressors that can chip away at yield. So what can you do to protect plants from stress? It starts with keeping crops healthy from day one with good management practices.  Stay ahead of the season
    Monitor Fields to Track Trends
    Monitor Fields to Track Trends
    Jun 05, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Take advantage of technology to understand trends occurring in your fields. The R7® Field Monitoring Tool from WinField United lets you and your agronomist track a crop’s vigor status to determine if a field needs attention. Different-colored pins indicate higher...
    The Skinny on Pump Shear and Dicamba Drift
    The Skinny on Pump Shear and Dicamba Drift
    Jun 04, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Last season brought headlines of farmers who faced challenges when they applied a new dicamba herbicide to their field — as well as to some who did not. More often than not, inadvertent dicamba drift was publicized to be the main culprit for damaged crops and bad...
    Can You Spot a Micronutrient Deficiency?
    Can You Spot a Micronutrient Deficiency?
    Jun 01, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Generally, it’s pretty easy to see when stress has taken a toll on crops. But determining what’s causing unhealthy plants sometimes requires extra detective work. Micronutrient deficiencies, for example, are hard to diagnose based on visual symptoms alone. Here are...
    Your In-Season Tech Tool Timetable
    Your In-Season Tech Tool Timetable
    May 30, 2018 | Answer Tech
    After thinking that spring would never arrive, all of a sudden — it did. From now until harvest is complete, your time will be taken up with managing every aspect of your operation with little downtime.   We’d like to offer you a ray of hope. Technology can...
    WinField United Tech Updates in the Works
    WinField United Tech Updates in the Works
    May 24, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Updates to the R7® Tool are now in place to make it easier for you and your agronomist to monitor in-season challenges and make creating management zones more robust. Also, keep an eye out for updates to the Answer Tech® website later this summer. Here’s a list...
    Trusting Technology for Nutrient Applications: One Farmer’s Story
    Trusting Technology for Nutrient Applications: One Farmer’s Story
    May 18, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Last season, a number of farmers tested the new R7® Field Forecasting Tool, which uses historical weather data, field information and tissue sampling results to help determine optimal timing and rates for nutrient applications.   Recently, I spoke with Leigh Barry...