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Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres

Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres

With 14 to 15 million salt-affected acres in the United States, it’s clear that managing saline soils is a big challenge for some farmers. Typically those acres are found in...

Nov 15, 2019
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Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
Nov 15, 2019
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Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions

Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions

Let’s face it, it’s tough to be a farmer right now. There are new levels of financial uncertainty fueled by a tough economy, recent weather challenges, market volatility and...

Nov 11, 2019
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Let's Talk Data Privacy: Episode 110
Nov 08, 2019
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Hybrid Options for Consistent Performance

Hybrid Options for Consistent Performance

What’s the key benefit a product needs to deliver to make you buy it again and again? I’ll bet that most of the time, you’re looking for consistency. A product that...

Nov 06, 2019
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Research Reveals That Nutrient Balance Matters

Research Reveals That Nutrient Balance Matters

600,000 data points. Since WinField United launched the NutriSolutions® tissue sampling program in 2008, that’s the volume of data we’ve gathered about the nutrient...

Nov 05, 2019
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Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic

Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic

Make room on your calendar this winter for an opportunity to improve your operation’s profitability. WinField United retailers will be hosting more than 3,500 clinics to share...

Nov 04, 2019
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Assessing and Managing New Acres: Episode 108
Oct 25, 2019
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Evaluating Hybrid Response to Fungicide Pays Off for a Minnesota Farmer

Evaluating Hybrid Response to Fungicide Pays Off for a Minnesota Farmer

As a seed advisor, it’s my goal to help farmers get the most from every acre. When one of my farmers was looking for ways to find incremental bushels on his farm, we started...

Oct 24, 2019
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Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now

Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now

A clean start in the spring. Improved chances of on-time planting. Fewer pest havens. These are just a few of the benefits of an effective fall burndown. What’s your burndown...

Oct 22, 2019
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Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data

Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data

It’s important not only to successfully gather your yield data at the end of the season but also to leverage its full value. Here are five tips to get the most from it.  1...

Oct 21, 2019
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Crop Model Field Report: September

Crop Model Field Report: September

This summer, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We...

Oct 17, 2019
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High-Potential Soybean Traits Require High-Precision Management

High-Potential Soybean Traits Require High-Precision Management

As the 2019 growing season goes into the history books, you’re probably well on your way to creating your 2020 farm plan. If you grow soybeans and are considering your options for...

Oct 04, 2019
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4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling

4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling

How did this year’s dynamic weather affect your soil’s health? One way to find out is by doing a soil test this fall. The results can help you set a baseline for managing...

Oct 02, 2019
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Plan Now to Mitigate 2019’s Weeds In Your Fields

Plan Now to Mitigate 2019’s Weeds In Your Fields

Don’t let 2019 weed challenges haunt you in 2020. Abundant moisture last spring and in early summer meant that weed populations flourished and adequate control was difficult. So...

Oct 01, 2019
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8 Tips for Gauging Crop Performance and Harvest Needs

8 Tips for Gauging Crop Performance and Harvest Needs

This growing season is one for the record books — and not always in a good way. But as challenging as it’s been, there are still lessons to learn and things you can do to...

Sep 30, 2019
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3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan

3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan

Excessive rains are like flushing money down the drain. Nutrients lost through the soil are nothing but lost investments. Because of the saturated soils we saw this season, it’s...

Sep 25, 2019
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Take a Stand on Alfalfa Health

Take a Stand on Alfalfa Health

What alfalfa stands do you keep in rotation? Which ones do you remove? These decisions are important factors in your alfalfa strategy for this fall and next spring.   Typically...

Sep 24, 2019
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What Do This Season’s Stresses Mean for Yield Potential?

What Do This Season’s Stresses Mean for Yield Potential?

From cool and wet to hot and dry. That’s the dynamic weather shift that many crops faced across the Midwest this season. Some farmers are wondering how those extreme stresses will...

Sep 23, 2019
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Postharvest Field Care: Episode 103
Sep 20, 2019
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Control Weeds on Prevent Plant Acres Now

Control Weeds on Prevent Plant Acres Now

Don’t let your prevent plant acres turn into huge headaches. Prevent plant acres caused by sustained early-season rainfall were widespread across the United States in 2019...

Sep 17, 2019
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Leverage Tech at Harvest: Episode 102
Sep 13, 2019
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Why Measure a Crop’s Response to Soil?

Why Measure a Crop’s Response to Soil?

Soil is one of the most valuable resources on your farm and one that has a great impact on how productive your fields will be. Just as we study a hybrid’s response to management...

Sep 05, 2019
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Crop Model Field Report: August

Crop Model Field Report: August

This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots...

Sep 04, 2019
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The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?

The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?

This year’s challenging planting season showed the value that seed treatments have in protecting yield potential. As corn began to tassel this summer, you could really start to...

Sep 04, 2019
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Amp Up Your Tech to Predict Corn Drydown

Amp Up Your Tech to Predict Corn Drydown

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...

Sep 03, 2019
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New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access

New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access

When you’re making seed selection decisions in the field with your agronomist, you want the ability to be flexible and to access timely information on the fly. Now you and your...

Sep 02, 2019
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3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions

3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions

Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging the data that’s best suited for your operation. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your...

Aug 28, 2019
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3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference

3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference

Ag tech is a lot like sports: Even with the fanciest equipment, if you don’t nail the fundamentals, you’ll never truly perform. This was no more apparent to me than at the...

Aug 26, 2019
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2020 Soybean Seed Selection: Episode 100
Aug 23, 2019
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Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa

Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa

Has excessive spring rainfall kept you from seeding your alfalfa this year? You still may have time to establish an alfalfa crop later this summer.    If you are considering...

Aug 20, 2019
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2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
Aug 16, 2019
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Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
Aug 09, 2019
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Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year

Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year

As we saw this year, environmental conditions can throw a wrench in even the best laid-out crop management plans. Many farmers saw historic rainfall, planting was delayed and some acres...

Aug 08, 2019
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Tech Can Help Farmers Finish 2019 Strong

Tech Can Help Farmers Finish 2019 Strong

In a year where excessive rainfall has delayed planting and forced many farmers to plant in less-than-ideal conditions, making the case that ag technology is more valuable than ever can...

Aug 08, 2019
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Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn

Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn

You don’t need me to tell you that the 2019 growing season has been one of extremes. By and large, we’ve had far too much rain over wide swaths of the country. Besides...

Aug 07, 2019
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5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions

5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions

Selecting the right seed for the upcoming season is important, and you no doubt consider factors such as yield potential, soil type, population, fertility, standability and past...

Aug 06, 2019
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Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies

Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies

As a farmer, you don’t need another task on your plate; you want something that’s going to help you manage what’s already there. And though irrigation may be an...

Aug 05, 2019
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Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
Aug 02, 2019
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Crop Model Field Report: July

Crop Model Field Report: July

This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots...

Jul 29, 2019
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The Crew Behind The Data: Part 2: Episode 96
Jul 26, 2019
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Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease

Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease

For many growers, wet conditions in May and June led to a much later start than desired. For example, here in Wisconsin, corn and soybeans are about two weeks behind their normal...

Jul 24, 2019
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The Crew Behind The Data: Part 1: Episode 95
Jul 19, 2019
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Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity

Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity

In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly and easily is essential. Not being able to retrieve it in your cab could mean a day without critical...

Jul 18, 2019
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Will Early-Season Rain Affect Insect Populations?

Will Early-Season Rain Affect Insect Populations?

I’ve been fielding more questions from farmers this season about how wet and cool weather could impact insect pressure. As with any year, pest pressure is unpredictable, but there...

Jul 17, 2019
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Evolution in Alfalfa Trait Technology

Evolution in Alfalfa Trait Technology

If you grow alfalfa, you may have noticed that your new-seeding fields established particularly unevenly this year. Disease resistance during establishment in cold and wet soils may be...

Jul 15, 2019