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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    Farmers: Stewards of the Land

    April 22, 2016

    Posted by Stine Seed in Crop Management

    As we celebrate Earth Day, we are reminded how important it is to protect our environment. But for farmers, every day is Earth Day, as Earth carries a farmer’s most precious commodity — soil.

    A healthy crop relies on soil for many things — nutrients, hydration, stability and growth — so it’s imperative that farmers take care of the land not only for the benefit of their crops, but also for future generations as many hope to pass the farm down to their children. From cover crops to crop rotation and buffer strips to no till fields, farmers work day in and day out to keep the land they work fertile and healthy.

    Many every day farming practices that help protect the environment are often overlooked. This is why it’s important to spread the message about best agriculture practices. One way some Stine employees do this is through the CropLife Ambassador Network.

    The CropLife Ambassador Network is an outreach program designed to educate grade-school students about the importance of American agriculture. CropLife Ambassador Network volunteers visit classrooms and provide presentations to students on a variety of agricultural topics, including how farmers serve as stewards of the land.

    To young students who are several generations removed from the farm, this is an excellent opportunity to show them how growers work to protect the environment. Teaching them at such a young age helps ensure they carry this message throughout their lives, sharing what they learn with their parents and friends to expand the reach of the message.

    We are grateful to have employees involved in such a worthwhile cause. And today at Stine, we celebrate all farmers who work tirelessly to serve as stewards of the land they work.

    For more information on the CropLife Ambassador Network, visit http://ambassador.maca.org/.

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    Growing HP Corn

    April 08, 2016

    Posted by Dustin Ellis in High-Population Corn

    For RSA Dustin Ellis, the benefits of growing Stine® HP Corn® are clear, and so are the advantages of narrow-row spacing, like Stine's HP Twin 20s. With the right genetics, row spacing and populations, Stine's HP Corn promotes a plush, dense and healthy crop and greater per-acre profits. 

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    Stine's Breeding Program

    March 25, 2016

    Posted by John Furlong in Research

    Fast generation breeding sets Stine apart. With our corn and soybean breeding programs, we’re able to develop new hybrids and varieties faster than the competition. RSA John Furlong shares what makes Stine’s breeding program unique and stand out from the rest in this week’s Ask the Agronomist video.