Harvest Update

This has probably been the most productive week yet for this fall.  Soybeans are getting close to wrapping up, corn is rapidly being hauled out of the field, fertilizer and anhydrous application has stayed steady, and tillage is following close behind it all.  Soybean harvest is 87% complete, which is 4 days behind last year and one week behind the 5-year average.  Corn harvested in Minnesota is 58% complete, which is one week ahead of last year but equal to the 5-year average.

The process of reviewing the past growing season and correlating it to yield results is in full swing.  Managing risk by choosing a variety of hybrids for your seed portfolio is one lesson that is being made clear so far this fall while combing through yield data.

Seed Spotlight of the Week – November 1

There are plenty of variables that go into growing a crop.  You spend months planning for a crop trying to utilize the information from past experience and then hoping Mother Nature does not throw too many curve balls your way.  Planting a diverse range of maturities in your seed portfolio is a great way to help spread your risk.

This week’s corn spotlight is on two maturities that reflect both ends of the typical maturity range we would plant throughout the Ag Partners territory: DKC46-36SS and DKC58-06SS.

We also plant a range of soybean maturities to spread out risk, have some early acres to start combining on, or to have a place to start fall manure application.  Therefore, this week we are going to take a look at two early options in the 2019 seed line-up: AG14X8 and S14-B2X.  Offering consistency and high yields for an early maturity, both of these proven varieties will be placed in bulk across the Ag Partners territory for 2019.