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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    Stine® 27RI02 Brand Soybeans

    October 09, 2017

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    New to our soybean lineup in 2017, Stine® 27RI02 brand soybeans have already proven to be an outstanding variety for growers in certain regions of the Corn Belt. Recently, Stine ISR Ryan Schneider took a ride through a Stine 27RI02 brand soybean field with Stine dealer Ryan Frank. Impressive yield numbers came across the monitor, ranging from 81 all the way to 104 dry bushels per acre. Although the field had a couple of sandy portions, which brought the average down a bit, the whole field average was a respectable 70 bushels per acre.

    Outstanding yield performance isn’t the only thing that drove growers to choose this variety. Stine 27RI02 brand soybeans also boast an excellent disease package, with very good resistance to Phytophthora Root Rot, brown stem rot, stem canker, iron deficiency chlorosis and sudden death syndrome, to name a few. This 2.7-maturity variety has a medium plant height with very good emergence and standability. And Stine 27RI02 yielded an outstanding 104.4 percent of trial average in Stine’s Elite Yield Trials.

    To learn more about Stine 27RI02 brand soybeans, talk to your Stine regional sales agronomist or view our 2018 seed catalog.

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    Crop Progress Update: Harvest Slowly Ramps Up

    October 04, 2017

    Posted by Stine Seed in Harvest

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 17 percent of corn has been harvested, behind the 2012–2016 average of 26 percent harvested at this time. Corn conditions are reported as 14 percent excellent, 49 percent good, 25 percent fair, nine percent poor and three percent very poor as of October 1. For soybeans, 22 percent have been harvested compared to the 2012–2016 average of 26 percent at this time. Twelve percent of soybeans have been listed in excellent condition, 48 percent in good, 28 percent in fair, nine percent poor and three percent very poor. These figures are gathered from the 18 states that harvested 95 percent of the 2016 soybean acreage and 94 percent of the 2016 corn acreage.

    In parts of Stine’s sales territory, harvest is moving along. In Region 12 (west central Illinois), most farmers are focused on soybeans and are choosing to let their corn continue to dry in the field. According to Region 12 RSA Luke Crawford, “We’re seeing very good yields with Stine® LibertyLink® soybeans this season. Standout varieties include Stine 36LE32 and 38LE02 brand soybeans.” As for corn harvest, Luke notes that they’re seeing good yields where they had rain. In some parts of the region, however, it was really dry, so yields are lower than they have been in the past. Of the new corn numbers that they’ve been able to harvest, Stine 9734-20, 9808E-20, 9734-0 and 9714-0 stand out. That being said, there is still a lot more corn to come out in Region 12.

    In Stine Region 8 (north central Missouri), RSA Mike Eckels said some of Stine’s corn hybrids are pulling in solid yields. A corn plot near Sedalia had some yields ring in on the higher end. Stine 9728E-G brand corn yielded 189.1 bu/acre, Stine 9734-20 brand corn yielded 197.1 bu/acre, Stine 9814-11 brand corn yielded 235.8 bu/acre and Stine 9714-G brand corn yielded 187.8 bu/acre. All hybrids were planted at a population of 29,000 in 30-inch rows.

    Stay tuned for more harvest updates in the coming weeks.


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    Highlights from the 2017 Farm Progress Show

    September 26, 2017

    Posted by Stine Seed in Stine News

    Another successful Farm Progress Show is in the books thanks to the thousands of visitors who stopped by our booth! The Farm Progress Show was in Decatur, Illinois, this year, and we had visitors from all over the Corn Belt and beyond, including some from outside the United States, stop by our booth to talk with Stine sales representatives. Visitors inquired about Stine’s high-yielding genetics, new soybean technologies and our 2018 corn and soybean lineup. They also had the chance to Go Big with Stine — our latest promotion where visitors take home one of our newly designed hats, visit the website listed on the tag of the hat and register to win a Polaris Ranger.

    We enjoyed sharing our latest genetics and technology with our visitors. A John Deere DB60 72-row HP Twin 20 planter was displayed beside the Stine booth, leaving many visitors intrigued and anxious to learn more about Stine® HP Corn®  and our innovative HP Twin 20 Planting System. Stine sales representatives were also on hand to discuss Stine’s latest corn hybrids and soybean varieties, including the new Stine® GT and LibertyLink® soybeans.

    Stine RSAs and leadership on site had the chance to visit with various media outlets who were at the show, providing interviews with WHO Radio, Brownfield Ag News, Farm Industry News and more. Myron Stine, president of Stine, was at the booth, speaking with reporters and farmers about his optimism for the new soybean technology in the pipeline and the outlook of agriculture, including the value Stine can bring to the industry.  You can listen to one of Myron’s interviews with Brownfield Ag News here.

    It was an exciting and educational week for Stine at the Farm Progress Show. If you missed us this year at Decatur, be sure to visit us next year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.