Agronomy Geeks Ontario — Ep. 5: Flex Acres, A Long Winter & The Excitement of Growing Corn


Farmers love to grow corn, that much we know. But there’s a limit to how far love will take you when prices are low and land prices are sky-high. As farmers get antsy for spring planting to begin, talk inevitably turns to what will go in the ground this year. Not all the planned winter wheat acres made it in last fall (and we’ll see what makes it through this winter) which leaves more than few acres in flux. What crop wins the battle for acres?

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In this edition of Agronomy Geeks, Shaun Haney and David Townsend, with BASF, talk about that plus cover a lot more ground — from current winter conditions potentially delaying spring, to where corn acres may end up and then on to the impact of seed treatments and recent advances in soybean production. But if that’s not enough for you, they also tackle a discussion on new biological products in the pipeline and why roots should get far more attention than they do. All that and more in this podcast below.

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