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Farming is a challenging business with many factors affecting the outcome of the growing season. On the 1st and 15th of every month, join genetics and biotechnology expert Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, for the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast. Jim will provide the latest information on technology, product challenges and ag industry trends, and interview agronomy specialists, growers and other guests from across the Midwest and the seed industry about their experience in the current agriculture environment. If you grow Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa or Sorghum or are interested the latest information on seed, this podcast is for you.

Farming is a challenging business with many factors affecting the outcome of the growing season. On the 1st and 15th of every month, join genetics and biotechnology expert Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, for the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast. Jim will provide the latest information on technology, product challenges and ag industry trends, and interview agronomy specialists, growers and other guests from across the Midwest and the seed industry about their experience in the current agriculture environment. If you grow Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa or Sorghum or are interested the latest information on seed, this podcast is for you.

Location:

United States

Description:

Farming is a challenging business with many factors affecting the outcome of the growing season. On the 1st and 15th of every month, join genetics and biotechnology expert Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, for the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast. Jim will provide the latest information on technology, product challenges and ag industry trends, and interview agronomy specialists, growers and other guests from across the Midwest and the seed industry about their experience in the current agriculture environment. If you grow Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa or Sorghum or are interested the latest information on seed, this podcast is for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Corn-isms Part II: Rain Makes Grain

4/15/2021
Where does the term “Rain Makes Grain” come from? A popular country music artist might be to blame, but is it true that if you don’t get rain, you don’t get as much corn? Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Wayne Fithian, Rob-See-Co Agronomy Manager discuss why the timing of rain is more important than other factors like total rainfall. Tune in to this episode to learn when crops really need water to produce optimum yields, why growers can remain optimistic...

Duration:00:10:55

How Current and Guarantee Prices Impact Your Dryland Corn Acres

4/1/2021
n this week’s episode of the Field Ready Podcast, host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest, Paul Mussman of AgWest Commodities, discuss the corn price volatility between Spring 2021 and the Fall of 2021, and how that could impact growers decisions on production and the sale of grain. What have higher commodity prices done to guarantees? What should growers expect on volatility between now and Fall? What does the ability to lock in spring prices with crop...

Duration:00:25:13

Cover Crop Series: Terminating Cover Crops This Spring

3/15/2021
As you consider planting this spring, how and when should you terminate your cover crop? Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension Field Specialist to discuss the current state of cover crops across Iowa, why farmers use cover crops, and best termination practices. Listen in to learn how early or late to terminate your cover crop and the best way to do so. Jim and Meaghan also discuss what to do if broadleaf...

Duration:00:19:23

Top 5 Ways to Plan for Spring Planting

3/1/2021
There is a lot to consider when planning your spring field work. Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Rob-See-Co’s Product Evaluation Leads Nate Meyer and Jacob Foley to break down the top 5 considerations when preparing your farm for spring planting, and how to adjust when Mother Nature doesn’t provide ideal conditions. What date should you plant by? What changes should you make if we have a late spring? Listen in to find out what has the biggest...

Duration:00:13:27

Dispelling Common Myths About Traits

2/15/2021
Over the last 20+ years GMO traits have made things easier for farmers but there are a lot of myths about what is really happening with these traits. Listen in to this week’s Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager breaks down 4 of these myths: breeding stacks vs. molecular stacks, conventional hybrids are more digestible than traited products, traits increase yield, and finally, modern traits have yield drag. Jim covers whether these myths are...

Duration:00:15:42

Corn Rootworm Beetle Trap Project and How It Affects Growers

2/1/2021
Over the past 3 years and across 8 states Rob-See-Co has been conducting a Corn Rootworm Trap study. Listen in to this week’s Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co, discuss the motivation for measuring the efficacies of Corn Rootworm control strategies. How was the study conducted? What was measured? Was there a difference in corn on corn fields vs. corn on soybean fields and did results differ by...

Duration:00:20:52

What is Rob Robinson Excited About?

1/15/2021
A lot is changing in the world of agriculture, especially in the seed business. Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Rob Robinson, Rob-See-Co CEO, to find out what Rob is looking forward to in 2021. Rob discusses the high performance of Enlist E3 products and why so many acres are shifting to Enlist. Rob also touches on some new product offerings and discusses why farmers should be excited about commodity prices in 2021. Tune in to this episode to find...

Duration:00:17:20

January Grain Stocks Report

1/1/2021
The Final Crop Production Report will be released on January 12, 2021. Listen in to this week’s Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Bob Linneman, a Broker with Kluis Commodity Advisors, discuss how this year’s report may impact growers decisions in the coming weeks. How would a South American decline in production affect American markets? Is the report expected to show an increase or decrease in U.S. carryout? What should growers...

Duration:00:18:18

A Behind the Scenes Look at Corn Seed Preparation

12/15/2020
Tune in to this episode of the Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Aaron Wulf, Rob-See-Co Production Manager discuss the steps involved in corn seed production. When is the 2021 seed crop harvested? What are the key factors when starting the process so early and how do the high moisture levels impact the process? Jim and Aaron cover everything from how to dry the seed and how to maintain and predict seed quality to determining...

Duration:00:16:32

Grain Markets

12/1/2020
This week on the Field Ready Podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Bob Linneman, a Broker with Kluis Commodity Advisors, discuss what’s happened in the grain markets in 2020. With the big spike in demand and the supply trend declining, how can growers take advantage of this situation? This type of demand, especially for Soybeans, has never been seen before. How will it play out? What is recommended if growers have unsold grain? Will spreads keep...

Duration:00:20:05

2020 - A Year in Review

11/16/2020
2020 was an interesting year for corn and soybeans, with a variety of differing factors affecting crops across the growing region. Listen to Field Ready Podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co discuss these factors in this 2020 - A Year in Review. From ideal moisture to drought, and low winds to devastating wind events like the derecho in Iowa, growers across the region faced wide spread of conditions...

Duration:00:19:30

Honoring Ed Robinson

11/2/2020
Tune in to this special episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast as our host, Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, pays tribute to his grandfather Ed Robinson. Ed was President of the JC Robinson Seed Company for 55 years and was one of the founders of the Golden Harvest Seed company. He had a big impact on the seed industry and in 2016, Dan Charles from NPR did an interview with Ed about the consolidation of the seed industry. The interview is included in this...

Duration:00:06:57

What is Test Weight in Corn?

10/15/2020
What is test weight in corn, and does it directly correlate with yield? Hear from host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, and Jacob Foley, Rob-See-Co Product Evaluation Lead, as they dive into what really affects corn test weight. Jacob talks through the history of test weight and different types of bushels. Listen in for a discussion on how management practices impact test weight, what environmental factors will influence it, how growers are compensated, and...

Duration:00:14:59

Developing New Corn Hybrids

10/1/2020
Tune in to this episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager talks with Ben Ford, Manager of the North American Corn Breeding Team for Syngenta about changes in the breeding process and the technology of developing new corn products. The discussion centers around developing new parental lines, what they look for when developing hybrids from the new lines, how selections are handled, what growers should be excited about and what...

Duration:00:17:17

Seed Industry Consolidation – What Happened and Why

9/16/2020
Listen to this episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager talks with Professor Philip Howard from the Dept. of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University about consolidation of the seed industry. Learn about the history of the industry from the role intellectual property rights have played in consolidation, to the increased control of seed genetics and how stricter protections on transgenic intellectual property...

Duration:00:19:41

Rob-See-Co Field Ready: Cover Crops Series - Weed Suppression

9/1/2020
Can cover crops effectively suppress weeds? In part one of our Cover Crop Series, learn about integrated weed management strategies from host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Chris Proctor, Weed Management Extension Educator at University of Nebraska. What types of weed species can be most effectively targeted with these strategies? Chris tells us how the relationship between cover crop biomass and weed biomass plays a big part in weed suppression, and the...

Duration:00:21:37

White Mold

8/17/2020
This week on the Field Ready podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, and Jacob Foley, Rob-See-Co Product Evaluation Lead discuss white mold in soybeans. A clean, beautiful soybean field in late June can change to a patchy wilting field with a white mold in August. What are the causes of white mold in soybeans and are there ways to manage it? Are certain geographic regions more susceptible? Are there soybean varieties that are resistant? What causes the yield...

Duration:00:16:58

Maximizing ROI Using Hybrid Response to Population

8/1/2020
Pollination is well underway so it’s time to start looking at ear development and different hybrid’s response to population. In this episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast, host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, delves into different ways these hybrids respond to population and how you can use this information in the future. What is hybrid flex and how does it impact yield? Does it make a difference if a hybrid is prolific vs. non-prolific? Rating the hybrid...

Duration:00:09:18

Western Bean Cutworm Scouting and Management

7/15/2020
In this episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast, host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Nate Meyer, Rob-See-Co Product Evaluation Lead, to discuss Western bean cutworm scouting and management. As we approach peak moth flight, Nate explains why we should care about Western bean cutworm and how it can affect corn yield. Nate shares what to look for in the field to identify it, and the damage the species can have if left untreated. Finally, Nate gives...

Duration:00:12:42

Knee-high by the Fourth of July, and other “corn-isms”

7/1/2020
Many of us have heard the phrase “Knee-high by the 4th of July” but how did it start and is it still relevant? Tune in to this episode and learn all about “corn-isms” from host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co and Brenda Christensen, Marketing Manager at Rob-See-Co. Brenda talks about her Dad using the phrase while driving by corn fields during family road trips but it actually dates back to 1874. Why was it important and...

Duration:00:11:12