Sep 21, 2014
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Farm Journal: Seed Guide 2014


Magazine Features

  • Traits Gain Ground
    07/26/2014
    U.S. farmers plant more stacked corn and cotton
  • Simple Yet Complex
    07/26/2014
    How much graphite or talc should be added per planter-fill, and why the heck is graphite or talc even necessary?
  • The Science Behind Seed
    07/26/2014
    Technology advances corn and soybean quality
  • Skip the Bandwagon
    07/26/2014
    Yield is king in cotton, but it doesn’t rule alone.
  • The Buzz About Bees
    07/26/2014
    Complex problems are rarely, if ever, solved by simple answers. The alarming loss of honey- bees in North America during the past few years is no exception.
  • Coming to a Field Near You
    07/26/2014
    First-ever native trait for grain sorghum is now under development
  • Allies and Competitors
    07/26/2014
    Independent regional seed companies and independent dealers depend on each other.
  • All Eyes On El Niño
    07/26/2014
    Meteorologists are predicting with a 70% to 80% certainty that El Niño (“the boy” in Spanish) conditions will arrive later this summer.
  • Consider the Clues
    07/26/2014
    If that picture perfect stand of corn you expected to see emerge this past spring never materialized, now’s a good time to put on your detective hat, go out into the field and figure out why
  • Handle With Care
    07/26/2014
    Tender treatment protects soybean seed quality
  • A Switch Hit—Or Miss
    07/26/2014
    Trading hybrids because of a planting delay can be risky
  • Healthier Selections
    07/26/2014
    High nutrient levels help young crops handle stress
  • Soybean Seed Systematics
    07/26/2014
    Inside your soybean bag or bulk bin lies many months of planning, complex logistics and cutting-edge technology.
  • The Lowdown on Pop-Up
    07/26/2014
    A closer look at a fertilizer trend gaining pop-ularity
  • Eliminate the Guesstimate
    07/26/2014
    New tool recommends N rates based on real-time analysis
  • Timing the Tap
    07/26/2014
    Proper irrigation is vital for a high-value crop, and for seed corn—hybrid corn’s weak sister—timing rules the day.
  • A Gluten-Free Wave
    07/26/2014
    Consumer demand entices farmers to plant new crops
  • Details You Control
    07/26/2014
    Small management changes can add up to yield bumps
  • Profit Cornerstone
    07/26/2014
    When buying seed, yield potential, disease resistance and stress tolerance are top of mind. Seed companies also add seed purity to that list.
  • Clean, Test and Bag
    07/26/2014
    See where companies process the major crops
  • Soybeans Reign Supreme
    07/26/2014
    After taking a backseat to corn for the past several years, soybeans are in the spotlight for 2014.
  • Kernel Cost Analysis
    07/26/2014
    Seed is rightly regarded as one of—if not the most—important purchases a farmer can make.
  • Safeguard Seed
    07/26/2014
    Tedious planter prep yields additional bushels
  • Masters of the Maze
    07/26/2014
    Corn production takes a turn for tourists
  • Battle for Bags
    07/26/2014
    Competition for your seed business is fierce
  • New Arrest
    07/26/2014
    An update on a ring of Chinese national thieves
  • Crack the GMO Code
    07/26/2014
    Potential labeling solutions fail to satisfy critics
  • Apps, Stat
    07/26/2014
    These tools will get you from planting to harvest
  • Big Data, Big Decisions
    07/26/2014
    Some farmers are using the technology to evaluate hybrid performance; others are taking a wait-and-see approach
  • Biotech Barriers
    07/26/2014
    Commodity groups work together to address traits and trade
  • Corn Belt Marches North
    07/26/2014
    A growing number of Canadian farmers are ramping up corn production, but the real growth is still five to 10 years out.
  • A Global Strategy
    07/26/2014
    The lion’s share of corn seed for U.S. farmers is produced in the heart of the Corn Belt, but that’s not the only place.
  • A Student of Corn
    07/26/2014
    Virginia farmer yields big with early season focus
  • In the Pipeline
    07/26/2014
    Biotech events and novel trait releases in the works.
  • Capture Yield In Full Circle
    07/26/2014
    In a perfect world—with ideal growing conditions—today’s seed corn genetics can produce a whopping 500 bu. per acre. With the average corn yield in 2013 at 158 bu. per acre, the question lingers: How do we capture the other 346 bu.?
  • On Center Stage
    07/26/2014
    New seed brands for 2015 promise to bring fresh production choices

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Departments

  • Trust but Verify
    07/26/2014
    I'm constantly on the lookout for good information to share with our readers. I know I can always count on farmers to have a valuable tidbit or two that I can pass along.
  • Tailgate Talk: An A-Maizing Opportunity
    07/26/2014
    Dawn Buell estimates more than 65,000 people each year walk the rows of seed corn fields, pulling tassels before they can pollinate.
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