Agronomic Know How

Strong agronomics are at the core of the Golden Harvest brand. Our local agronomists and Golden Harvest Seed Advisors work hard to combine their agronomic and product knowledge to evaluate how soil, genetics and management practices interact with your local environment. They also can help you understand which Golden Harvest products will perform best for you. In addition to getting growing tips from your agronomist or Seed Advisor, our agronomy information can help you manage your crops throughout the season so you get the most out of every field when the combines start rolling.

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PLANTING SEASON TOPICS

In order to have a successful harvest, you have to start strong. That’s why we want to help you get on the right track and get the most out of your seed bags this season. Check out our agronomic information for localized tips on how to maximize your corn and soybean investment from the beginning.

Take Action to Protect Your Late-Planted Soybeans

A delayed start to the season has the potential to rush soybean planting. This can sometimes mean pl...read more

Navigating Weeds within a Compressed Planting Window

Planting corn and soybeans simultaneously creates a challenging herbicide application environment.…read more

Tracking Seed Germination and GDUs to Emergence

Evaluating corn germination helps to understand the current situation for various management zones a…read more

Corn Replanting Guidelines

Many factors can cause unexpected stand loss or unevenness. Deciding whether or not to replant to ac…read more

GROWING SEASON TOPICS

When the season is in full swing, there are many agronomic factors to consider to ensure you finish strong and see the numbers you are looking for on your yield monitor. Check out the agronomic information for your area for late-season insights and recommendations.

How to Handle Hail Damage to your Hybrids

One-third of hail storms occur from June to September, during prime corn growing time....read more

Don't Let Weeds Escape in Your Field

When it comes to weed control, timing is everything. Weeds like waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and pigwe…read more

Understanding Tip Back

Corn ears with kernels missing at the outer end of the ear are said to have "tip back," as the head …read more

The Ultimate Trait Stack for Insect Control

Farmers in some areas have been experiencing lower than expected corn rootworm (CRW) pressure this s…read more

HARVEST SEASON TOPICS

Harvest is underway, and the work is far from over. There are many agronomic factors to consider to ensure you finish the season as strong as you started. Check out these agronomic resources to be sure you’re prepared for whatever comes your way.

6 Tips for Harvesting Your Best Soybean Yield

Preparation is key to a farmer's success, especially as harvest time approaches....read more

How to Attain Your Best Yield with Lodged Corn

Farmers may face some form of lodging every year, but wet conditions in much of the Corn Belt have l…read more

Grain Storage Prep Should Start Now

When you grow corn and soybeans, you want to end the season strong. How you store grain has a lot to…read more

3 Pre-Harvest Watchouts That Can Save Your Corn

The growing season will soon come to a close, but dangers that threaten your crops still lurk around…read more

PLANNING SEASON TOPICS

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, there are many agronomic factors to consider. Taking a cue from the previous season can help you select hybrids and varieties with the right genetics and traits for your field conditions and management plans. Check out our agronomy resources to get the latest tips and recommendations for your area.

You’ve Selected Your Seed – Now Plant it Where it Will Perform Best

Planting 2 or more genetic families is important to offsetting risk, since we can’t predict the weat...read more

5 Tips to Growing Corn Successfully

Before you plant corn, here are 5 factors you’ll want to keep in mind to start your season successfu…read more

Consider Soil Type with Nitrogen Response Ratings

Soil type plays a key role influencing the availability and uptake of nitrogen by hybrids.…read more

Optimize Yield Potential with Proper Plant Population

It is a common belief that increasing plant populations increases ears per acre and consequently, in…read more

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