News Feed

Allied Genetics

1 month 1 week ago

Harvest and Storage of Weather-damaged Corn for Silage
crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2020/08/harvest-and-storage-weather-damaged-corn-silage

Allied Genetics

1 month 1 week ago

Silage Harvest of Drought-Stressed and Severely Lodged Corn
crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2020/08/silage-harvest-drought-stressed-and-severely-lodged-corn

Allied Genetics

1 month 1 week ago

Wind Damaged Corn – Nutrient Content?
August 17, 2020
crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2020/08/wind-damaged-corn-%E2%80%93-nutrient-content

Allied Genetics

1 month 2 weeks ago

Wow. 37.7 Million acres affected in the Midwest with an expected liability of 6 Billion.

Allied Genetics

1 month 2 weeks ago

On our post yesterday I mentioned the Soybean Gall Midge damage that we are seeing in our Manilla soybean plot. I went in for a closer look today and was able to get some good pictures of the larvae. At the present time, there's not much you can do about these little guys, other than know they are there. Research is being done on control options, but since they are a fairly new pest, there isn't a published control method.

Allied Genetics

1 month 2 weeks ago

We didn't escape the storm damage that rolled through Iowa yesterday. We were not hit as hard as some areas, and we are thankful for that. A couple observations I noted as we were straightening signs and putting them back up: 1) The field signs on the soybeans were knocked over, all facing Southeast. The signs on the corn were all leaned Southwest. Apparently the wind was swirling in both directions. 2) The outside row of soybeans had some plants that broke over, laying Southeast. After closer inspection, it appears we have Soybean Gall Midge damage that I was unaware of. That is a new pest to Iowa within the last few years. The wind broke the stems in the outside row exposing the issue. 3) The continuous corn block took some damage as I expected. We are researching native CRW tolerance in some conventional hybrids and comparing the damage to single and stacked GMO rootworm traits. This leads to some stand-ability issues, but we're going to have some of that when you do this kind of work. 4) The corn on soybean ground demo had some damage as well, which was more hybrid specific. Lots of variables to consider

Allied Genetics

2 months 1 week ago

Fungicide application is always a point of discussion this time of year. It's important to look the field over when deciding to spray. If you have a healthy stand of corn/soybeans, and there are no disease symptoms present, it's a good decision to save those dollars. Conversely, if you have disease symptoms present, a well-timed fungicide application might be a very profitable management decision. As I mentioned earlier, the key is scouting the field so you know what you are up against. At Allied Genetics, we are more than happy to walk your filed with you and offer our opinion to you to help you make your decision. Give us a call at 888-788-2559 and let us know if we can help. -Brian Lingle

Allied Genetics

2 months 1 week ago

Allied Genetics

2 months 1 week ago

Our hybrid development is in full swing at our Manilla crossing site. If you want to learn a little more about how unique hybrids are created, contact Brian at 888-788-2559 for a personal tour.