CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI/ KENTLAND, INDIANA (February 17, 2016) — Intensive management, focus on establishing ideal stands, and balanced crop nutrition bring higher yields and improved profitability. That’s the message Mid-South producers heard Tuesday, February 9th at Harlow’s Casino Convention Center in Greenville, Mississippi where Dulaney Seed held their AgVenture University (AVU) Workshop.
Dulaney Seed President, Terry Dulaney said, “Dulaney Seed is fully committed to our customers’ success. We work directly with them throughout the year to provide the cutting-edge information necessary for today’s production environments. This AVU was especially productive as we had engaging speakers who encouraged active involvement from our customer participants. The subject matter presented was explored and discussed with intense focus. It was really an interesting event to watch and listen to the interaction. Our goal is that each customer leaves having learned something new, and something practical to help them increase yields, lower cost per bushel and improve profitability on every acre.”
Dulaney Seed General Manager, Charlie Robinette added, “We offer producers seed products specifically selected and locally adapted to our growing environments. In addition, we provide every customer with the latest tools and techniques available to help them advance their individual goals. In addition to providing the latest information on seed treatments for our hybrids, our speakers provided specific guidelines for improving Mid-South yields.”
Two cutting edge speakers shared their experience and expertise in raising high yielding/high profit corn crops. David Hula is the 2015 National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest overall winner. He produced 532 bushels per acre in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category, and for the second time in three years, he’s set a new record for corn production. David shared his insights and recommendations for growers wishing to improve their own corn yields. AVU participants had ample opportunity to ask questions.
Also on the program, Certified Professional Agronomist, Paul Bodenstine with Ag.Systems explored and defined how producers can develop high yield corn and soybean production systems with an emphasis on balanced plant nutrition to improve plant and soil health. He provided specific insights on the significance of local weather events and the importance of timing of key processes during the crop life.
Robinette added, “Our customers come together to share ideas, learn what’s new, and innovate for advanced yields and profitability. Our speakers and our customers’ involvement provided an enriching day of agronomic education.”
AgVenture, Inc. is the nation’s largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. Based in Kentland, Indiana, AgVenture provides this growing network of independently owned and managed seed business owners with seed products meeting exacting standards for quality, together with leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the hybrids and varieties it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Combined with professional seed representation at a local level, AgVenture strives to help every grower realize more profit from every field.