North Carolina: Cotton Seed Quality Testing Program – Getting the Best Benefits Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
As was highlighted and discussed during our Winter County Cotton Meetings, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Cotton Seed Quality Testing Program was a huge success in […]

Illinois Soybeans: 5 Steps for Managing Seed Quality Issues Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
The 2019 soybean harvest was problematic.  Wet weather delayed harvest in many parts of the state, and a hard early frost added additional insult to injury (pun intended).  Unfortunately, a wet finish […]

North Carolina Cotton: Time To Start Checking Seed Quality Data Base Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]

Georgia: Disease Update – Soybean Rust, Peanut Seed Issues, Planting Date Recs Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
Though we are still generally early in the season, there are a few things I want to bring to your attention. We have been allowed to continue our survey of […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
A uniform healthy stand of soybean plants is essential to maximize your yield potential. This all starts with genetically pure seeds that have been produced under a strict quality control […]

Georgia Peanuts: Seed Quality Concerns Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Growers should ask what the Germination % is on every lot they purchase. Bought seed should be 75% germination or above. Farmer saved seed may be in any range.  Please make […]

North Carolina Cotton: Pilot Program Offers Seed Quality Testing Mar 4, 2020

🕔Mar 4, 2020
By now, most folks are aware of the seed quality issues that occurred during 2019, when a few lot numbers of a couple of varieties were planted in relatively good […]

Tennessee Cotton: Seed Quality and Replant Decisions – Podcast May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
Dr. Tyson Raper addresses seed quality issues and offers guidance on making the decision to replant.

Spring Planting Delays Topped by Weather Conditions – DTN Feb 12, 2019

🕔Feb 12, 2019
Keith Peters’ spring planting prep list is longer than usual this year. His central Ohio farm absorbed a record annual rainfall of 55 inches in 2018, with much of it […]

Iowa Soybeans: Should You Use a Fungicidal Seed Treatment on Low-Quality Seed? Dec 7, 2018

🕔Dec 7, 2018
With this year’s harvest of soybeans delayed beyond what is considered an ideal window of time, the opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and in some instances, to the […]

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