ASK THE AGRONOMIST BLOG

Stine’s Ask the Agronomist blog is your source to the latest information from our expert team, including advice and insight on field practices, product recommendations, planting and harvest updates, new technologies, crop management, innovative research and information about how to keep your farm operation running smoothly year round. 

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    Introducing the Stine® LibertyLink® Yield Zone Scratch-Off Promotion

    August 08, 2016

    Posted by Stine Seed in Stine News

    New for the 2016–2017 trade show season, we’re excited to introduce the Stine® LibertyLink® Yield Zone scratch-off ticket promotion. Trade show attendees have the opportunity to win not once, but twice through this new promotion, including a chance to win the grand prize — a pallet of Stine LibertyLink soybeans or a Big Green Egg® grill with accessories.

    To play, visitors must stop by one of our trade show booths and request a Stine LibertyLink Yield Zone ticket from a Stine sales representative. Participants will then scratch off their ticket for two chances to win. The first is a chance to scratch off panels to instantly win a USB power bank. The second is a chance to win the grand prize by completing the grand prize registration form on the back of the ticket.

    We’re excited to introduce trade show visitors to the Stine LibertyLink Yield Zone promotion. And as an industry leader in high-yielding Stine LibertyLink soybeans, we look forward to discussing this exciting technology with soybean growers at trade shows throughout the season.

    Put your field in the Stine LibertyLink Yield Zone today!  

    *Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Each eligible participant should receive only one scratch-off ticket, and instant win prizes are available only while supplies last.

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    Why Choose Stine

    July 22, 2016

    Posted by John Furlong in Stine News

    At Stine, we’re large enough to provide growers with a wide range of high-yielding corn and soybean lines, but we’re also small enough to be nimble and flexible. This is one of the many reasons why growers choose Stine and one of the many reasons why I enjoy working with the company. 

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    Considering Fungicides?

    July 11, 2016

    Posted by Todd Schomburg in Crop Management

    As corn continues to tassel, it’s time to determine if you should spray fungicide on your corn acres. In Region 4, we’re starting to see some diseases, such as northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot, out in the field. These areas would greatly benefit from fungicide applications to help protect yield. While growers may be concerned with the initial costs of fungicide, the benefits of the applications will outweigh the costs come harvest.

    Another factor to consider when deciding whether or not to apply fungicide is the weather. Many corn diseases can thrive in areas that have received too much or too little rain. Applying a fungicide around tassel time helps keep weather-related diseases at bay. And while the weather may be cooperating for your fields so far this year, there’s no guarantee the tides won’t turn in the coming weeks. Hail and high-wind events can tear leaves and increase the chances of diseases getting into those leaves.

    As a Stine agronomist, I know it’s better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to corn diseases. Applying fungicide will help protect your yield through harvest and maximize your profits.