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    4 Adjuvant Classes Proven to Help Improve Weed Control
    May 19, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Supply chain issues continue to disrupt the ag industry, making it imperative to use resources efficiently and effectively this season. In many cases, there may not be enough herbicide supply available to fix mistakes or problems that arise during spray applications. Adding...
    Prevent and Control Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
    May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    If you find your herbicides aren’t performing as well as they used to, you may be battling herbicide-resistant weeds. Once you have resistant weeds, it becomes much more challenging and costly to keep fields clean. With a diversified weed control program, you can level up your...
    Monitoring and Managing White Mold in Canola
    May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    It would be nice if we could just sit back and enjoy the view when canola reaches its most photogenic stage, but unfortunately, white mold can seriously impact your crop before it blooms when the conditions are right. Therefore, it’s crucial to monitor the conditions and...
    Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
    May 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Cotton growers know that, even under ideal conditions, cotton requires intense monitoring and management throughout the season. Here are some tips to help guide in-season decisions. Control insects Last season, high thrip and plant bug activity challenged growers. Cotton seed...
    Crunch Our Numbers, Then Crush Your Harvest
    Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    What difference could simply adding an adjuvant to your tank mix really make come harvest? We ran trials, crunched the numbers and, according to the data, WinField ® United adjuvants could help generate additional ROI you won’t want to pass up. Boost corn yield potential by 5...
    Making Sense of the Biologicals Market
    Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    The biologicals product category has grown exponentially in the past few years. What was once focused on specialty crops and other niche markets is now moving into row crops. That said, the market is still relatively young, leaving plenty of room for confusion and skepticism...
    3 Ways to Gin Up Your Cotton Management
    Apr 27, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As a cotton farmer, some of your biggest purchasing decisions for the upcoming season have already been made. While many variables go into the final variety selection ultimately, you have selected the genetics that will best meet your yield goals and the fiber quality that...
    Fine-Tune Your Soil Fertility Plan
    Apr 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Just like us, crops need a well-balanced diet to optimize productivity. When just one essential nutrient is insufficient, the plant can’t carry out metabolic functions as efficiently, which could negatively impact the crop. If you’re looking for ways to fine-tune your...
    4 Ways to Upgrade Your Early-Season Spray Program
    Apr 11, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Once your burndown application is complete and fields are ready for planting, it’s hard to think about anything but getting seeds in the ground. For adequate weed management , however, planting must be balanced with a strategic herbicide program to ensure effective weed...
    The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
    Apr 04, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Did you know that an effective seed treatment helps your crop establish a more even stand? That benefit alone offers season-long advantages. Of course, seed treatments can also help protect against early-season insect and disease pressure and promote vigorous emergence. Don’t...
    Answer Plot Research Lends Insight Into Ideal Canola Populations
    Apr 02, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Every growing season, we focus on several aspects of the WinField ® United R7 ® high yield management research at our Answer Plot ® locations. When it comes to our canola trials, one area that continues to receive a lot of attention is response-to population (RTP). Namely...
    New European Variety Highlights CROPLAN Spring Wheat Portfolio
    Apr 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
    In our ongoing quest to bring the best wheat varieties to market, WinField ® United and CROPLAN ® brand seed have developed relationships with several of the industry’s top genetic suppliers. And just like the professional sports teams that scout for international talent, we...
    CROPLAN® Portfolio Now Includes COAXIUM® Hard Red Spring Wheat
    Mar 31, 2022 | Answer Plot
    CROPLAN ® has added a new spring wheat variety to its lineup . CP3201AX CoAXium ® hard red spring is now available in limited quantities for spring seeding. This variety is part of the CoAXium Wheat Production System , which provides a new tool for weed control by combining...
    5 Strategies for Effective Grass Weed Control
    Mar 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and ragweed often get a lot of attention from growers in the South but managing grass weeds is equally critical for maintaining yield potential. Compared to broadleaf weed management, there can be some additional challenges...
    Manage Risk and Improve Yield Potential With Impact Rx
    Mar 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Fungicide applications may not be at the top of your priority list but, according to our Answer Plot ® data, they should be. Across varying locations and conditions, trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre increases in corn yields when a...
    Take Care of Early Spring Weeds Before Planting
    Mar 23, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As you prepare for spring, it’s a good idea to consider a spring burndown herbicide application if winter or spring annual weeds are a problem in your fields. Winter annuals, including marestail, overwinter and resume growing as soon as temperatures warm in the spring. When...
    Reliable Seed Supply Demonstrates Commitment To Sunflower Growers
    Mar 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As a leader in the sunflower market, WinField ® United is proud to report that sunflowers are a priority crop in our CROPLAN ® seed portfolio . Making this claim isn’t just lip service. We back it up with our actions. This means ensuring we always have at least a half-year’s...
    Enhancing Sunflower Crop Performance: How to Go From Good to Great
    Mar 17, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As much as sunflower yield potential has grown in recent years, I firmly believe we’ve yet to reach the pinnacle of crop performance. Simply put, there are several agronomic practices producers can implement to improve their operation and turn a good crop into a great one...
    7 Tips for Managing Soybean White Mold
    Mar 14, 2022 | Answer Plot
    If you grow soybeans, you’re likely no stranger to white mold. While it’s impossible to predict exactly what prevalence we’ll see of the disease this season, it pays to be proactive. Fields with a history of the disease should be managed diligently, especially if cool wet...
    3 Tips for Managing SDS in Soybeans
    Mar 14, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Dry conditions across much of the Corn Belt kept sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans at moderate levels during the 2021 growing season. When the disease did show up, it generally came in late, which limited yield losses. We can’t predict whether 2022 will follow suit, so...
    4 Tips for Successful Weed Control
    Feb 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Spring is almost here, and you know that the emergence of troublesome weeds won’t be far behind. If you haven’t done so already, talk with your local trusted advisor about your weed-control strategy for this season. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you formulate a plan...
    Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?
    Feb 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Plant growth regulators 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 plant...
    Manage Alfalfa Diseases With Advanced Genetics
    Feb 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Healthy roots, stems and leaves lead to higher alfalfa yield potential. Above ground, stems and leaves produce and transport plant energy to make valuable forage. Below ground, alfalfa roots gather water and nutrients. While the soil holds many components alfalfa plants need...
    3 Tips to Optimize Preemergence Weed Control
    Feb 23, 2022 | Answer Plot
    With several factors contributing to potential herbicide shortages for the 2022 planting season, farmers are questioning how to address weed control. Glyphosate and glufosinate are expected to be in tight supply, and farmers who can secure the chemicals will likely pay a...
    CROPLAN Seed Performance in 2021
    Feb 21, 2022 | Answer Plot
    For more than 25 years, CROPLAN ® seed has delivered consistent, reliable products that farmers depend on. Yet every season provides opportunities to learn something new about our products to enhance the CROPLAN portfolio and fine-tune placement recommendations, and 2021 was...
    Managing Southern Rust in Corn
    Feb 14, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Last season, southern rust was easy to find in cornfields across much of the South. Unfortunately for farmers, all the elements of the disease triangle aligned in 2021. There were plenty of host crops when southern rust spores blew in, and the late-planted crops increased the...
    5 Tips for Managing Early-Season Plant Stress
    Feb 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Planting is just around the corner. When seeds start off in cold, wet soils, it can lead to early-season plant stress that can impact the rest of the season. While not all plant stresses can be eliminated, there are several management practices that can help mitigate them...
    3 Management Considerations for Corn-on-Corn Acres
    Feb 03, 2022 | Answer Plot
    To maximize yield potential in corn-on-corn acres, additional management considerations are needed. Whether it’s adjusting your fertility program or managing crop residue, even small changes to your plan could have significant impacts. Here are three considerations to help...
    Reduce Drift & Enhance Weed Control With New UltraLock Adjuvant
    Jan 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Weed control is a large but critical investment. Don’t let it drift away into thin air. For every inch of weed growth, you give up an average of 4.8 bushels in yield. At today’s prices, that’s $30-$60 in lost revenue per acre. Plus, with herbicide supply constraints and ever...
    Questions to Ask When Selecting Corn Seed Treatments
    Jan 12, 2022 | Answer Plot
    After you’ve selected the right hybrids to match your fields’ conditions, you have another important decision to make: which seed treatment can give your crop the best early-season start? Asking a few key questions can help you narrow your corn seed treatment search and help...
    CROPLAN® Seed to Yield Reports
    Jan 11, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Organize Now to Get the Most From Next Year’s Data
    Dec 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    There are many innovative technology tools to help farmers harness, dissect and apply data to improve their operations. However, there’s not one tool that does it all, so it can be a challenge to organize files and information across all platforms. Here are some considerations...
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Dec 23, 2021 | Answer Plot
    It can be tricky to choose the right soybean variety for variable fields but there is a solution that’s proven to be effective: WinPak ® soybean varieties by CROPLAN ® seed. Each WinPak variety is a unique combination of two soybean varieties designed to address field...
    What’s New for CROPLAN Seed in 2022?
    Dec 16, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Over the past several weeks, the CROPLAN ® seed team has evaluated yield data and field performance information to help inform your seed decisions for 2022. We’re excited by what we’ve seen this season and are eager to share updates about CROPLAN corn and soybean products. In...
    The Seven Most Expensive Words in Farming
    Dec 10, 2021 | Answer Plot
    “It’s the way we’ve always done it.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. As a farmer myself, I understand how difficult change can be. Trying something new might seem risky but these disruptive times demand we change how we work to best defend the...
    Alfalfa Seed Treatments Key to Long-term Stand Productivity
    Dec 01, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Debates about uncoated, light-coated and heavy-coated alfalfa seed are common among seed providers and farmers. Skeptics say there tends to be less seed in a bag of coated seed and therefore farmers get less for their money. They may also claim coated seed requires increased...
    Leverage the R7 Tool for Season-long Crop Management
    Nov 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    Planning for 2022 is underway, and you’re probably busy evaluating yield data and applying it to management decisions for next year. Now is a great time to talk to your WinField ® United retailer about the R7 ® Tool , a suite of ag tech tools that can help you optimize...
    Enlist E3® or XtendFlex® Soybeans: Which Is Right for Your Operation?
    Nov 22, 2021 | Answer Plot
    In the soybean market, we’ve started to see a shift from single- and double-stacked herbicide-resistant traited varieties to triple-stacked varieties, including Enlist E3 ® and XtendFlex ® . Farmers looking for greater in-season herbicide flexibility are finding these options...
    3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions
    Nov 08, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging reliable, quality data. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Employ these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are using the most relevant...
    Get a Grip on Crop Protection
    Oct 28, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Choose adjuvants with research numbers that matter more than ever before. When choosing adjuvants, how do you know they’ll do the job? The description on the jug? Snazzy marketing? A convincing sales pitch? What about data? In 2022, we’ll be faced with supply constraints and...
    Leverage Harvest Data to Drive Next Season’s Crop Decisions
    Oct 12, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With today’s ag technology tools and in-season imagery options, it should be easier than ever for farmers to collect data to inform their seed and crop protection product decisions. But even though all that data can be beneficial, it can also be overwhelming. Where do they...
    6 Tips for Selecting the Right Wheat Varieties
    Oct 11, 2021 | Answer Plot
    In many areas of the U.S., winter wheat will soon be planted if it hasn’t been already, and spring wheat will be taking root next March or April. Whether you’re finalizing this year’s winter wheat selection or shifting your attention to next year’s varieties, taking a season...
    SC Logo Helps Identify Top Straight-Cut Canola Hybrids
    Sep 29, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Straight-cut canola has become the harvest method of choice for most producers because of its efficiency. However, pod drop and shatter that happens with this method can reduce yields by 40% or more in severe cases. With that in mind, WinField ® United has worked closely with...
    CROPLAN® LibertyLink® Spring Canola Is Here
    Sep 27, 2021 | Answer Plot
    After several years of thorough research and development, I’m excited to share that WinField ® United has brought two new CROPLAN ® LibertyLink ® spring canola hybrids to the market with more on the way. Hybrids will be available in limited supply through 2022 with...
    3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan
    Sep 13, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Planning for the 2022 season begins this fall, and a good place to focus your efforts is revisiting your nutrient management program. While the season is still fresh in your mind, think about what you’ll need to do to ensure your crops have what they need to thrive next year....
    Help Put Yourself In A Profitable Position With CROPLAN® Winter Canola
    Sep 12, 2021 | Answer Plot
    As the product manager for CROPLAN ® winter canola , I enjoy reminding growers about the many agronomic benefits that come with including it in their rotation. This year, winter canola provides farmers with another huge economic advantage that makes it an increasingly...
    Does Fall Burndown Pay Off?
    Sep 10, 2021 | Answer Plot
    For farmers who adopt minimum- or no-till practices, controlling weeds throughout the fall can be crucial — particularly for winter annual weeds like marestail and perennials, such as dandelions. Overwintered marestail, for example, is very difficult to control in the spring...
    How to Use Tech Tools to Predict Corn Drydown
    Sep 02, 2021 | Answer Tech
    The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult with only so many hours in the day. Let tech give you a global perspective and help put your...
    3 Cotton Defoliation Strategies To Help Optimize Yield Potential
    Aug 30, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Cotton defoliation is a management decision that is just as important as the seed or inputs you choose. Proper defoliation can help improve harvest efficiency by promoting more even boll opening, reducing the amount of trash and staining in the harvested cotton, and lowering...
    When it Comes to Data, Demand Quality and Personalization
    Aug 17, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With both established and new companies offering many types of data sources, it can be difficult to decipher truth from hype. Not sure if you’re getting the most value out of your data? Here are four checks your data should meet. Valid . If data is not valid or backed by...

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