Sonja BegemannSeeds and Crop Production Editor

Sonja Begemann joined Farm Journal Media in the spring of 2015. As the seeds and production editor she provides information about anything that makes crops grow, namely seeds, pesticides and other agronomic information. As a third generation agriculturalist she is passionate about providing valuable information to farmers to help them boost their bottom line. When she’s not getting her boots dirty in fields, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with family and friends.
Sonja Begemann joined Farm Journal Media in the spring of 2015. As the seeds and production editor she provides information about anything that makes crops grow, namely seeds, pesticides and other agronomic information. As a third generation agriculturalist she is passionate about providing valuable information to farmers to help them boost their bottom line. When she’s not getting her boots dirty in fields, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with family and friends.

Articles By Sonja Begemann

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Oct 16, 2019

What Actually Happens When You File a Dicamba Compliant?

If you have yield or monetary damages you want covered by the applicator at fault, you have to take the battle to court or work out a recovery payment with the applicator yourself.
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Oct 15, 2019

There’s a Little Mystery to This Year’s Late Planted Corn

It’s more than just the calendar delaying the corn’s maturity, something is making it take more growing degree days (GDDs) than even the maturity rating indicates.
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Oct 15, 2019

Transition to Organic Sustains Family Farm

In 2013, he transitioned to the farm full time. Shortly after, he took an even bigger risk by dabbling in organic production.
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Oct 14, 2019

Illinois to Restrict Dicamba Applications

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will provide additional label restrictions for dicamba in 2020—these are restrictions in addition to the federal EPA label.
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Oct 11, 2019

Wet Grain Problem? Solution: Sell It to Livestock Owners For A Win-Win

With so much late-planted corn, it’s likely many farmers are struggling with wet grain.
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Oct 11, 2019

California Will Prohibit Chlopyrifos

California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will end virtually all use of chlorpyrifos following an agreement between pesticide manufacturers and the Department of Pesticide Regulation.
USDA Report
Oct 10, 2019

Don’t Expect Much Of A Yield, Production Adjustment After Today

Thursday’s USDA Crop Production report increased corn average yield slightly to 168.4 bu. per acre, up 0.2 bu. per acre from September.
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Oct 10, 2019

Need-To-Knows Of Moisture, Quality Deductions And Long Elevator Lines

Corn is coming in wetter and with lower test weights than normal. For many farmers this might mean they don’t have the drying capacity to keep up with harvest—but does the local elevator?
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Oct 10, 2019

Indigo Forecasts Drop in Corn and Soybean Yields, Increases Production

In advance of Thursday’s USDA reports, Indigo Ag released its final corn and soybean production forecast for the season.