agronomy

Our Interns Say Goodbye

A few of our interns shared some insights from their time with AgVenture Regional Seed Companies this summer. We were so honored to have such a talented, ambitious and fun group of students this year! These students will be successful in whatever career path their journey takes them on. Good luck guys!

Making Local Product Decisions Count: Get to Know Scott Hart

Scott Hart’s 25 years in the seed industry have taken him to Pioneer, Garst, Monsanto, and now to his current duties with AgVenture. Through his experience in product management, sales agronomy, sales management and business development, Scott directs AgVenture’s Product and Technical Marketing efforts.

We interviewed Scott about how AgVenture’s superior products and business model help farmers succeed.

What does your role at AgVenture entail?

“He Knows My Farm, He Knows My Ground”

I don’t know exactly how many years I’ve been working with Wayne Dulaney, but I would say it’s about 10. Wayne and I grew up together, and our parents are still best friends. And when Wayne got into the seed business, he was mainly selling rice before he got into corn. We were laughing about that today even — Wayne said, “You taught me more about corn in my first two years than I ever knew before.” And it’s funny, because now I depend on Wayne more than anything for all my crops.

Prioritizing Corn Fields for Harvest

Submitted by Jerry Hartsock of Cutting Edge Consulting and Research, September 24, 2013

If you expect corn to field dry down to 15.5% moisture and then harvest, it is highly recommended to monitor/prioritize fields for harvest as some may become very frail or fragile by then.  Early wet conditions followed by dry late growing season conditions can lead to plants cannibalizing their lower stalks and roots to feed the ear.  Weak ear shanks also can be another symptom as well.

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