Dow trait system will tolerate 2,4-D

When Dow Enlist is widely distributed, farmers will be able to put new 2,4-D over corn and soybeans. Dow District Sales Manager Kevin Tomka says registration is anticipated for the next growing season. During our conversation, Tomka sported apparel with the new Dow diamond logo. It’s actually re-introduced after many years of Dow using a different… Read more »

New Zealand invention becomes AerWay

If it wasn’t for a New Zealand dairy farmer who 30 years ago cared about aerating his pastures, there may never have been what’s now referred to as the AerWay. Marketing Director Jeff Schow says the company began with the acquisition from that dairy farmer. His five-foot-wide AerWay would have been hard pressed to meet… Read more »

Dryland yields ‘better than what was hoped’

At the time Aaron Johnson and I talked, dryland corn was coming out of the field in Nebraska. “Yields aren’t what we’ve seen the last couple of years,” Johnson, a sales representative for Mycogen Seeds, told Brownfield Ag News. He was upbeat, however, adding that the amount of non-irrigated corn being harvested was more than… Read more »

LG Seeds’ premier product stands up to stress

Testing and proving new hybrids is a never ending job for LG Seeds. Because of the territory he covers, Plains West Regional Agronomist Matt Teply is familiar with drought and the stress it places on corn. This season he’s excited about progress in developing hybrids that do better than previous hybrids have done in drought…. Read more »

Stress easy to come by for LG test plots

“Everybody’s affected from South Dakota to Northeast Kansas,” says LG Seeds Agronomist Leonard Luebker, referring to the drought, during an interview with Brownfield Ag News at Husker Harvest Days. The company maintains fields where new hybrids can be tested under actual seasonal conditions. “We actually run some stress plots and we’ve got some new hybrids… Read more »

Yetter makes for better seed bed

At Husker Harvest Days, Aaron Bush had his eye out for customers that may be interested in products made by Yetter, which produces an implement that “Basically clears away the residue so that your planter gets a good, smooth, clean ride through the field,” said Yetter Manufacturing Nebraska Territory Manager Aaron Bush. “It also helps… Read more »

Red Power skid steer does good for FFA

One-off farm implements aren’t so common. However, Case-IH has a tricked out a skid steer loader that turns heads while benefiting a farm youth organization. The Red Power skid steer loader is a one of a kind machine based on the company’s Alpha Series line. “This skid steer is equipped with chrome stacks, LED lighting,… Read more »

Agri-Inject focuses on chemigation, fluid application

Agri-Inject positions itself as the leader in chemigation and fluid application, most commonly described as the injection of agricultural chemicals into water flowing through an irrigation distribution system for application to land or crops or both. The company’s global sales director, Neal Saxton, says the selling point is precision injection. “We’ve got systems that you can… Read more »

High silage pile is no stretch for Manitou

Manitou is built to handle materials in high places. The telescoping loaders have a reach of up to 23 feet and District Development Manager Jack Sabers of Salem, South Dakota, says many dairies and feed lots have silage piles high enough to require equipment that Manitou provides. At Husker Harvest Days Sabers was also showing… Read more »

Channel Seeds – there’s an app for that

It’s not an old seed brand. Channel Seeds was launched during Husker Harvest Days in 2009. Brand manager Heather Gotto says Channel, in its fourth sales year, is the third largest corn seed brand. She says it also is a provider of soybeans, sorghum, forages and alfalfa seed. Gotto says Channel has focused on expanding… Read more »