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October 2009

Production: First Responders

Seed treatments help establish a stress-free crop during the critical early season period. By Carroll Smith Seed treatments are often the first line of defense between young corn seedlings and diseases and insects lurking out in the field hoping to catch the vulnerable plants without any protection. For this very reason, the use of seed treatments is pretty much standard ... Read More »

Fifty-three-year-old quote still rings true today

By Carroll Smith Editor In an address at Bradley Univer-sity in September 1956, former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower told the crowd, “Now tonight, my friends, I want to talk some facts to farm people,” although he made it clear that he was not addressing them as a group apart. He referenced “synthetic farmers behind Washington desks” who love to ... Read More »

Corn Hybrids: Outstanding Lineup For 2010

This section reflects a partial listing of corn hybrids suited for the Southern growing region. For additional offerings, contact your local seed representative. AgVenture Midsouth RL9858HB (119 RM) – NEW • Roundup Ready and Herculex insect protection • Excellent root and stalk strength • Flexing, girthy ear with excellent husk cover • Tall plant type with excellent grain drydown RL9795HB ... Read More »