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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    Clay County Fair

    September 10, 2015

    Posted by Todd Schomburg in Stine News

    The Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa, is two days away. RSA Todd Schomburg explains why you should stop by Stine’s booth in the Industrial Building.

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    Pigweed Problems This Year Indicate Bigger Problem Next Year

    August 28, 2015

    Posted by Kevin Ryan in Crop Management

    From Arkansas and Mississippi to Tennessee, Mid-South soybean growers are hearing a lot of talk about PPO-resistant pigweeds. Several reports have come in this summer that the pesky weed, which also shows resistance to glyphosate, has popped up in fields where PPO (Group 14-cell membrane disruptors) chemistries have been applied. Common herbicides used post emergence in the Mid-South include Flexstar, Reflex, Ultra Blazer, Cadet, Cobra, Aim and Resource.

    Pigweed is tough to conquer and, now that it’s showing resistance to PPO, alternative modes of action are a must. Chances are if you have PPO-resistant pigweed in your fields this year, it will be showing up in your fields next year.

    While it may be too late to fight the areas impacted this season, take note for next year. Call your regional sales agronomist to start talking about the different varieties available to combat PPO-resistant weeds, and thoroughly educate yourself on these options. Whether you move to LibertyLink or another variety, a change up will likely be necessary to ensure PPO-resistant pigweed doesn’t rob your soybean fields of yield in the coming years.



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    See What Stine Has in Store for 2016

    August 07, 2015

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    June and July brought above-average rainfalls to various regions throughout the Corn Belt this growing season, while other regions experienced drier than average conditions. Have heavy rains impacted your crops this summer? Are signs of drought starting to settle in your fields? We want to know how your Stine varieties and hybrids are faring in these varying conditions. Whether things are looking good for you this season or you’re considering a change for next year, find out what Stine has on the docket for 2016. It’s never too early to start planning ahead!

    The 2016 Stine Seed Catalog is now available on the new website. Offering elite genetics and proven performance, the catalog contains a large selection of high-yielding products. A lineup of more than 160 corn hybrid and soybean varieties is available to growers in 2016.

    Browse through the catalog to see what options we have for your field, and learn about Stine’s numbering system, corn and soybean descriptions and other agronomics. The full catalog is also available as a downloadable PDF document on the website. Just click on the “Stine Seed Catalog” selection at the top of the homescreen to access the catalog.

    Get started today on your path to choosing Stine for 2016. If you have any questions about the catalog or our lineup, talk to your regional sales agronomist.