She’s Corn Fed

Chuck Zimmerman

I had not heard of Shannon Brown before tonight but with a song called “Corn Fed” and featuring a green combine and mentioning John Deere while I’m attending the John Deere product launch it had to be a post. Shannon is an Iowa native and Nashville artist who performed last week at the opening of the VeraSun Charles City, IA …

Audio, Corn, Music

Learning About Agrisure

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the people I met before leaving the Syngenta Learning Centers field day in Milford, IA was Tracy Mader, District Sales Manager for Syngenta Crop Protection. Tracy provided an update on Syngenta’s Agrisure corn traits. He first of all explains that AgriSure is a family of traits for corn. Besides some of the current products under the Agrisure brand …

Audio, Corn, Syngenta

Yield Barrier Breaker

Chuck Zimmerman

When it comes to breaking the yield barrier Virgil Sparks, Soybean Product Development, Syngenta Seeds is the man. His talk at the Syngenta Learning Centers event in Iowa this week was titled, “Breaking the Yield Barrier With Genetics and Technology.” He says that one of the main things he wants people to know is that Syngenta is very serious about …

Audio, Soybean, Syngenta

Remember The 6 Inch Rule

Chuck Zimmerman

When it comes to growing corn Mike Leetch, Technical Services Representative, Syngenta says remember the soda can rule. That is that you don’t want your corn to be full of weeds when it gets to about 6 inches high. He also says you can use a beer can too. The reason for this is that studies show that yield will …

Audio, Syngenta

John Deere Applies Force to Corn Rootworm

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta wasn’t the only company on hand at their Learning Centers program in Milford, IA. So was John Deere and their Central Insecticide System. Here’s Ron DeFauw, John Deere Seeding Group, talking about a brand new way to apply Force Insecticide. Think of the box version of wine that you put in your refrigerator and you’ll have a pretty good …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, John Deere, Syngenta

Pfizer’s Looking For the 3 Millionth

Chuck Zimmerman

Last week Pfizer made two announcements involving their SelectVAC preconditioning program. Although he wasn’t at the media event I attended, Cindy got to interview Pierre Bertrand, Pfizer, Senior Marketing Manager for Bios and SelectVAC by phone. He talks about the fact that Superior Livestock Auction has chosen SelectVAC as the preferred health program for calves sold through their auction and …

Animal Health, Audio, Pfizer

New Soybean Varieties

Chuck Zimmerman

We talked a lot about corn at the Syngenta Learning Center program in Iowa but soybeans were also a major topic of discussion. One of the presenters was Gene Kassmeyer, Head of Soybeans, Syngenta Seeds. Gene says that soybeans are a crop that’s changing rapidly. For one thing he says there are a number of new pest problems to deal …

Audio, Soybean, Syngenta