ASK THE AGRONOMIST BLOG

Stine’s Ask the Agronomist blog is your source to the latest information from our expert team, including advice and insight on field practices, product recommendations, planting and harvest updates, new technologies, crop management, innovative research and information about how to keep your farm operation running smoothly year round. 

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    Optimize ROI and Yield with Stine® Conventional Corn

    January 16, 2019

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    Each year, growers browse through pages upon pages of seed catalogs looking for the right corn hybrids that will hopefully maximize per acre profits. At Stine, we have a significant number of conventional, non-traited corn hybrids that can help growers increase their bottom line without sacrificing performance. We are one of the only seed companies that actively develops new conventional genetics. In fact, conventional genetics are the base of our breeding program, which means many times material that advances from our Elite Yield Trials — the last phase of our breeding program — to commercial release is often first released in conventional form.

    Other seed companies are often bound to a specific line of insect- or herbicide-tolerant traits; however, as an independent seed company, Stine has the flexibility to work with conventional material first and then add traits from any trait provider later, no strings attached. Because not every situation calls for traits, many growers have found value in our elite conventional corn. This is especially true as we’re seeing fewer issues with above- and below-ground pests. More and more growers are reverting back to conventional corn or corn that only includes herbicide tolerant traits. This allows growers to save on trait fees and use a traditional insecticide for any insect pressure that does pop up.

    Stine has a unique lineup of conventional corn, ranging from 77-day to 120-day relative maturity. For more information about Stine conventional corn, please contact your local Stine sales representative.

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    Enlist E3™ Soybeans Clear Major Regulatory Hurdle

    January 10, 2019

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    Enlist E3™ Soybeans Clear Major Regulatory Hurdle
    Earlier this week, China announced it has granted import approval for the soybean trait DAS-44406-06, otherwise known as Enlist E3™ soybeans. This announcement coincides with trade talks that are taking place between the United States and China this week. While this marks a very significant milestone on the road to commercialization for Enlist E3 soybeans, it is important to remember that the trait still requires import approval from the Philippines prior to full commercialization.

    What does this mean for Stine soybean growers? 
    The Enlist E3 soybean system is now one step closer to full commercialization, and we are hopeful the final step is not too far off. In anticipation of final approval, we will continue to accept order reservations for Enlist E3 soybeans. Stine has an extensive lineup of Enlist E3 soybean options for growers to choose from in 2019.

    Benefits of Enlist E3
    Enlist E3 soybeans were developed in collaboration by MS Technologies™ and Dow AgroSciences (now Corteva Agriscience), and combine tolerance to a new 2,4-D, glyphosate and glufosinate in a three-gene stack — bringing growers more choices for weed control and high-yielding genetics. The Enlist E3 soybean system will benefit growers by providing maximum flexibility and convenience, along with the ability to use multiple modes of action for exceptional weed control.

    Additional Opportunities for Stine Growers
    As we move closer to final approval of Enlist E3, we are likely to see an increased demand for seed stock in 2020. Stine is currently seeking new seed production partners to help meet this anticipated demand. Growers who are excited to plant the industry’s first (and only) triple herbicide-tolerant trait stack, and who are also willing to grow it for seed, can order seed stock . We do not have any restrictions as far as geography; the only requirement is that growers must have on-farm storage for ALL the anticipated seed production so that they can separate and house the seed they grow.

    If you have interest in becoming a seed production partner for Stine in 2019, please contact your local Stine sales representative or Special Projects Manager Denny Luther at deluther@stineseed.com. We look forward to working with all of you this growing season and for the anticipated commercial launch of the next big revolution in soybeans — Enlist E3.

     

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    Seeking Forward-Thinking Growers to Expand Stine’s Seed Production Acres

    January 02, 2019

    Posted by Stine Seed in Stine News

    Innovation is key to maximizing profits, which is why Stine® is committed to providing the latest and greatest traits on the market to help move the needle for growers. For the 2019 planting season, we’re offering growers more choices than ever before. Because of this, we’ve also experienced significant demand for new soybean traits, including Enlist E3™ and LibertyLink® GT27™ soybeans. In anticipation for an even larger demand in 2020, Stine is seeking to add seed production acres in 2019 to support this growth. To do this effectively, we need forward-thinking growers like you to serve as seed production partners for Stine. 

    As a seed production partner for Stine, you will get priority access to the newest, highest-yielding soybean genetics on the market. When you grow for Stine, you will have priority access to your choice of the newest varieties, including numbers that are not yet commercially available or are otherwise sold out. Each line represents our latest and best genetic material that has advanced from our Elite Yield Trials combined with the industry’s most sought after traits. We also offer agronomic support from Stine’s reputable team of agronomists and sales experts. This means that as a seed production partner, you will receive not only enhanced knowledge of these new varieties bust also best management practices as they move from production to commercial sale.

    To help us gear up for the anticipated demand, we are asking for your help. Please consider partnering with us to grow Stine seed. We do not have any restrictions as far as geography; the only requirement is that the grower must have on-farm storage for ALL the anticipated seed production so that they can separate and house the seed they grow.

    If you have interest in becoming a seed production partner for Stine in 2019, please contact your local Stine sales representative or Special Projects Manager Denny Luther at deluther@stineseed.com by February 1.