Analyzing AMS

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know about all of you who attended last week’s Ag Media Summit but I’m still recovering. I’ve got one little project left to complete and then I’m almost caught up. Of course Cindy’s on the road today to Purdy, MO for a Kip Cullers field day and I’ll be heading north tomorrow for a Monsanto Technology Showcase event …

Ag Media Summit, Audio

Kip and the Bean Stalk

Cindy Zimmerman

A sample from Kip Cullers’ world record soybean yield was on display in a trophy case at Pioneer’s Commodity Classic trade show booth and it certainly received a lot of well-deserved attention. Kip’s record in 2007, you may recall, was an astonishing 154 bushels per acre. Pioneer and BASF are two of the companies Kip credits with helping him break …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Pioneer, Seed, Soybean

Kip’s Tips

Cindy Zimmerman

Kip Cullers of Missouri is not only a great corn and soybean grower, he has become one heck of an entertaining speaker. He’s really fun to be around, but he is totally serious about helping other growers meet their optimum potential for yields. Kip revealed some of his record-breaking yield tips at the American Soybean Association-BASF breakfast at the 2008 …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean

Classic Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF, the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association are supporting the future of agriculture by awarding scholarships to young people working towards careers in the industry. The first scholarship winners were announced today at a Commodity Classic news conference. I did interviews with all the winners who were here, which I will post later, but here is …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, New Holland, Soybean

BASF Family Affair

Cindy Zimmerman

The BASF theme at Commodity Classic this election year is all about family values – family of growers and family of products. And what better way to visualize that theme than in pictures. The BASF booth is giving away disposable cameras and photo frames and encouraging their grower family members to go out and shoot pictures at the Classic and …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

BASF Seed Treatment Seminar Starts

Cindy Zimmerman

The BASF “Science Behind Seed Treatments” media seminar is underway at Commodity Classic with about 40 ag journalists participating. The presenters are Steve Hawkins from The Context Network, Andy Lee of BASF, Dr. Gary Munkvold of Iowa State University, Dr. Dirk Voeste of BASF Seed Treatment Technology Center in Germany, and Craig Lindholm of BASF. The reason for the seminar …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean

Zimfo Bites

Melissa Sandfort

Kip Cullers of Purdy, Mo., outdid himself by growing an astounding 154.7 bushels of soybeans per acre this year, beating his own world record established last year with 139.39 bushels per acre. He accomplished his record-breaking production by planting Pioneer® 94M80 soybeans on an irrigated and conventionally-tilled field near Stark City, Mo. Cullers attributes an intensive plant management program to …

Zimfo Bytes

World Soybean Champ at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

I waited until NAFB to get a one-on-one interview with the world soybean yield record-breaker Kip Cullers of Missouri. He is a great spokesperson for the ag industry as a whole, not to mention the products that helped him achieve the world record yield of 154.7 bushels per acre in his contest plot. “I’m a lot more proud of our …

Audio, BASF, NAFB, Pioneer

Products Share Soybean Champ Spotlight

Cindy Zimmerman

The world record soybean yield champion credits his winning 154.7 bushel yield to good genetics and crop protection. “I run very extensive on-farm research every year on different genetics from all kinds of companies and then I pick the best ones to plant on my farm,” said Kip Cullers of Purdy, MO. The best one this year was Pioneer® 94M80 …

Audio, BASF, Pioneer, Soybean, Syngenta

The Winner and Still Champion

Cindy Zimmerman

Missouri soybean grower Kip Cullers beat his own world record by 15 bushels this season to once again claim the title of soybean champion. Cullers produced an outstanding 154.7 bushels per acre on his southwestern Missouri operation, compared to last year’s 139.9 bushels and he believes he could do even better. “200, 250 – it’s totally possible. The genetics are …

Audio, BASF, Pioneer, Soybean, Syngenta