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    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    May 23, 2019 |
    Have you ever received results of an early-season tissue test that indicated your corn was low on nitrogen? If so, did you wonder if it was because you didn’t apply enough or because the plant roots weren’t big enough to take up the nitrogen that you applied?
    Zone Soil Sampling Provides Another Layer of Data
    Zone Soil Sampling Provides Another Layer of Data
    May 16, 2019 |
    Variable-rate application is now common practice in agriculture. Farmers are identifying and treating areas of their fields differently based on productivity, targeting input applications to higher-producing areas and potentially reducing them in lower-producing spots. This...
    Understanding Tissue Sampling
    Understanding Tissue Sampling
    May 10, 2019 |
    Plants have nutritional needs in order to grow and be healthy. In order to find out if your plant is getting fed the proper amount of nutrients, plant tissue sampling can help you identify nutrient deficiencies in the crop.
    New Zinc Treatment Available for 2019 Corn Seed
    New Zinc Treatment Available for 2019 Corn Seed
    May 02, 2019 |
    The micronutrient zinc is important to corn plants for a number of reasons. Zinc acts as a catalyst for enzyme creation and is a precursor for auxin hormones that signal seed germination. When early zinc levels are adequate, there is more consistent seed germination and plant...
    Don't Skimp on Zinc
    Don't Skimp on Zinc
    Apr 30, 2019 |
    When it comes to plant nutrition, it seems that N, P and K are often in the limelight. But zinc is an unsung nutrient hero that helps maintain some of a plant’s most important physiological processes. Here are some reasons it’s time to rethink the power of zinc.
    Mitigate Early-Season Plant Stress
    Mitigate Early-Season Plant Stress
    Apr 05, 2019 |
    We're gearing up for another unpredictable growing season. While we never know exactly how things will shake out at this point in the year, good management from day one is key to crop success. Here are four tips to help mitigate early-season plant stress: 

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    Looking to 2020: Updates on the 2019 Answer Plot Program
    Looking to 2020: Updates on the 2019 Answer Plot Program
    Feb 14, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Winter is a busy time for our Answer Plot® teams we plan, count and package trials to for the spring. Each year the Answer Plot program challenge is to anticipate the potential for crop success. We do this as part of our own quality assurance efforts and to help you...
    Plan For This Season’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities
    Plan For This Season’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities
    Feb 13, 2019 | Answer Plot
    If there’s one thing farmers can agree on, it’s that managing a farm isn’t easy. It can be hard to process all the information coming at you. You want to make the most profitable decisions, but who has the time to become an expert on every product and...
    Bringing Innovation to Your Farm
    Bringing Innovation to Your Farm
    Feb 12, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Not all WinField United research takes place through the Answer Plot® program. We also find solutions to agronomic challenges in the lab. And we combine the data we collect in-field with the discoveries made by our scientists to create products that help you optimize the...
    Validate Your Seed and Seed Treatment Choices
    Validate Your Seed and Seed Treatment Choices
    Feb 06, 2019 | Answer Plot
    How do you know which seed and seed treatments will offer you the best chances for success? By basing your selections on solid data.   Your local agronomist can help you navigate the data for your region and field characteristics. Here is are some things to look for and...
    3 Tips to Maximize Split-Nitrogen Application Efficiency
    3 Tips to Maximize Split-Nitrogen Application Efficiency
    Feb 05, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Most farmers know that crops benefit from split-fertilizer applications. But logistical challenges may make it difficult for some to switch their fertilization plans from a single- pass to a double-pass program. Here are some tips to help make the switch to a split-nutrient...
    High-Productivity Acres Benefit From Micronutrient Applications
    High-Productivity Acres Benefit From Micronutrient Applications
    Jan 29, 2019 | Answer Plot
    We get that extra inputs are costly, that budgets are tight and that every investment needs to pay off. But you may be missing an opportunity to maximize yield potential if you haven’t considered adding micronutrients to your fertilization program, especially on high...