Spring delivery season is fast approaching. Please be prepared for seed deliveries starting in March. The chemical market is very volatile as well. I strongly recommend buying chemicals asap to avoid supply and pricing problems this spring and summer.
The most common issues I observe early in the growing season are inconsistent emergence and poor stands. Proper planter setup and maintenance is key. This year the planter will be getting new seed openers and precision eset meters. This is a great time of year to make sure your planting equipment is in tip top condition.
There are a few new great looking Channel corn products hitting our lineup in 2021. 205-70STX, 199-60STX, 199-45VT2P, and 202-24STX. On the soybean side the Xtend Flex lineup of 2021RXF, 2221RXF, 2321RXF, 2420RXF, and 2521RXF. On the Xtend only side 2222R2X which may be the best soybean variety i've ever seen!
First yield check of the fall was this 195-18VT2P at 220 bpa. This hybrid has been a consistent yield leader in the 95 day maturity range.
Left 2 ears 197-90 on soybean stubble. Center ears 197-68STX, corn on corn Right ears 194-75STX, corn on corn We need rain to finish grain fill. At this point significant yield loss is occuring even on heavy soils.
Channel 1818R2X soybeans with plenty of moisture in Taylor. I expect big yields this year.