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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    Choose Season-Long Insect Control. Choose Stine Brand Corn Featuring the Agrisure Viptera® 3110 Trait.

    February 14, 2019

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    Growers who have concerns about lepidopteran corn pests should consider Stine® Agrisure Viptera® 3110 brand corn. The Agrisure Viptera 3110 trait protects against a broad spectrum of above-ground pests such as western bean cutworm, corn earworm, fall armyworm and more, providing growers one of the best options for season-long insect control on the market today.

    In addition to insect protection, Stine’s lineup of Agrisure Viptera 3110 brand corn is packaged with high-yielding, elite genetics that provide the kind of yields that growers have come to expect from Stine. The Agrisure Viptera 3110 trait also offers growers herbicide flexibility with tolerance to both glyphosate and glufosinate.

    Stine is excited to offer 14 different Agrisure Viptera 3110 options for growers in 2019, ranging from 93-days to 119-days relative maturity. To learn more about Stine’s lineup of Agrisure Viptera 3110 brand corn and best management practices for the trait in 2019, visit our website or reach out to your local Stine sales representative.

    NOTE: 20% structured refuge required in corn-growing areas; 20% structured refuge required in cotton-growing areas. Consult the 2018 Syngenta Stewardship Guide for additional refuge requirements.

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    Stine Regional Sales Agronomists: Your Go-To Field Experts

    February 06, 2019

    Posted by Amanda Oberg in Stine News

    As a regional sales agronomist (RSA), I’m here to help growers make decisions on their farms. It’s as simple as that. From seed selection to crop management, our services go above and beyond to ensure growers achieve the outcomes they desire. Their success is our success, and our goal is to be an extension of their operations throughout planting, growing, harvest and even the planning in between.

    Whether they need help scouting fields or determining which fungicides and insecticides are a better fit for problematic acres, growers can turn to Stine’s highly dedicated RSAs for expert field advice. Our job is to provide expert product and crop management knowledge to help maximize potential on each and every acre they operate. In fact, Stine RSAs take their cues from farmers throughout their sales regions. We take all of the analytics, advice and information farmers provide throughout the years and apply that to the next year.

    As we gear up for the upcoming planting season, turn to the expertise of your Stine RSA and use them as a resource for your 2019 plan. You may have completed your seed selection, but your RSA can provide valuable guidance on optimal planting conditions for that seed, herbicide timing and application recommendations, crop scouting and stress detection, harvest safety checks, soil testing guidance and more. We’re in the fields every day, and we work with your neighbors and your neighbors’ neighbors so that we can provide thorough and sound advice throughout the year.

    Use your local Stine sales agronomist as a resource this eyar. Start now by including them in your 2019 planning. If you’re unsure who your local RSA is, use our Find Stine app.

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    Three Reasons to Find Stine at a Trade Show Near You

    January 30, 2019

    Posted by Todd Schomburg in Stine News

    Winter trade show season is upon us! The Iowa Power Farming Show is underway this week in Des Moines, and we’ve got a lot of great information to share with growers. The Iowa Power Farming Show is the third largest indoor ag show in the United States, spanning more than seven acres with over 1,932 booths and 750 companies exhibiting at the event. You can find Stine at booth #1044 on the main level of the Community Choice Convention Center, right next to the escalator. We’re excited to hear from growers at the show about their 2019 planting plans and how Stine can fit into their operations. Here are the top three topics we look forward to discussing at trade shows this winter.

    1. Movement on the Enlist E3 This week, MS Technologies — one of the developers of the Enlist E3 soybean trait — announced plans for full-scale launch of the product. The company notes, “Once all regulatory approvals have been received, Enlist E3 soybeans will be offered in the United States and in Brazil and Canada. Growers can expect commercial sales of the soybeans to begin in 2019, with a much broader, full-scale launch in 2020.” Enlist E3 soybeans offer growers an advanced herbicide-tolerant trait technology with maximum flexibility and convenience, along with the ability to use three unique modes of action for exceptional weed control. We have 37 Stine® Enlist E3 soybean options for growers in 2019, ranging from an 0.0/0.1 maturity to a 5.0. The trait is still awaiting import approval from the Philippines.
    2. LibertyLink® GT27 platform ready to be put to the test. Seed sales have skyrocketed for Stine LibertyLink GT27 brand soybeans this year. LibertyLink GT27 soybeans are the first commercially available soybean trait package that offers growers built-in tolerance to glyphosate, glufosinate and a new HPPD/Group 27 herbicide for soybeans, exhibiting powerful performance over tough weeds. Stine is pleased to offer growers the industry’s broadest lineup of LibertyLink GT27 brand soybeans in 2019, with 44 options ranging from an 0.3 maturity to a 4.4. We look forward to seeing these soybeans in the field this year and hearing success stories throughout our sales territories.
    3. Seed production partners wanted. With powerful new soybean traits like Enlist E3 and LibertyLink GT27 entering the market, we need more seed production acres to accommodate increased demand for the soybean technologies. Growers who would like to get involved as a Stine seed production partner can benefit from having priority access to the newest, highest-yielding soybean genetics as they become available, and, in some cases, numbers that are not yet commercially available or are otherwise sold out. Stine seed production partners also receive agronomic support from our reputable team of agronomists and sales experts to help implement best management practices that enhance the performance of the new trait technologies.

    If you’re unable to join us at the Iowa Power Farming Show this week or at another trade show this winter, please contact your local Stine sales representative. Not sure who to contact? Use our Find Stine app to locate your local rep. If you’re interested in learning more about our seed production partner opportunities, contact our Special Projects Manager Denny Luther at

    Upcoming trade shows include:

    Wisconsin Corn & Soybean Expo, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, January 31–February 1

    Buffalo Bill Farm & Ranch Expo, North Platte, Nebraska, February 6–7

    AAI Showcase & Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, February 12–13

    National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, Kentucky, February 13–16

    Agri-International Farm Show, Bismark, North Dakota, February 14–15

    International Crop Expo, Grand Forks, North Dakota, February 20–21

    Farm Show 2019, Marshfield, Wisconsin, February 20–21

    Alexandria Farm & Ag Show, Alexandria, Minnesota, February 22–23

    Western Farm Show, Kansas City, Missouri, February 22–24

    Central Minnesota Farm Show, St. Cloud, Minnesota, February 26–28