Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Week of Burrus/Hughes Agronomic Roundtable Discussions

During the past week, several Burrus/Hughes Agronomic Roundtable discussions were held in Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin at the following locations: 

Feb 16th, Pizza Ranch in Elkhorn, WI

Feb 17th, Iron Horse in Sharon, WI

Feb 18th, Joes in Marengo, IL

Feb 19th, Public House in Woodstock, IL

and a future Burrus/Hughes Agronomic Roundtable discussion will be held at the following location:

March 1st, Old Settlers Bowling Alley in Union Grove, WI

These small Agronomic group sessions were held so that Burrus/Hughes customers could discuss current agronomic issues as well as ask agronomic questions.  Some of the hot topics were: consolidation of the agriculture industry, growers use of insect traits or soil insecticide in corn and the future of rootworm management, weed resistance, future herbicide traits in soybeans, soybean diseases such as white mold and stem canker. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What are the new soybean herbicide traits and how do they compare?

Without any new herbicide (site of action) in the pipeline, combined with the development of weed resistance to multiple herbicide site of actions, soybean growers are asking many questions about new herbicide resistance traits that could be making their debut during the 2016 growing season.

Many are asking questions about approval status as well as herbicide restrictions. We have started to gather information about each of these new herbicide resistant traits and have compared them in a chart to help growers learn about each new soybean system technology. 

These new herbicide traits will become very important in the future, because the rotation of each of these traits or herbicide site of actions not only within the growing season, but also in different years, will allow growers to fight back against weed resistance. Hopefully, growers will learn from past mistakes and not only rely on a single herbicide resistant trait for weed control. 

Click here for our Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Enlist E3™ and Balance® GT soybean systems chart.