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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

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

Corn Growth and Development/Nitrogen Uptake

6/12/2020
Tune in to this episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast when host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co discuss the latest information on corn growth and development as well as nitrogen uptake. Wayne gives an overview of corn’s rapid growth period and its needs during this period. Wayne explains how you can observe plant growth, what happens during reproductive states in terms of nitrogen uptake and how can...

Duration:00:16:02

Rob-See-Co Field Ready: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

6/1/2020
In this episode Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Matthew Farrell, Director of Farm Program Services at K·Coe Isom discuss the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Relief Package – what it is and why it came about. The USDA created this program with money from the CARES act to give producers who were directly impacted by price reductions some relief from the impact of COVID-19. Farrell, a resident expert on CFAP,...

Duration:00:25:32

Making Replant Decisions in Corn

5/15/2020
Tune in to hear Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and guest Jacob Foley, Rob-See-Co Product Evaluation Lead talk about the factors that play the largest role in corn replant decisions. What are common emergence problems growers may run into? How do soil conditions impact the decision? Are there ways to reduce costs when replanting? What can hurt your stand count, affect stand establishment and how to evaluate a stand field-wide? What...

Duration:00:15:36

Innovations in Corn & Soybeans with guest Harry Stine

5/1/2020
In this episode Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and guest Harry Stine, CEO Stine Seed Company, discuss the history of corn & soybean innovations and what we can expect in the future. In the past there were few soybeans grown in the U.S. and soybeans yielded 32 bushels per acre. Now we have 70 million acres per year in the U.S. and the yield is up to 80 or 90 bushels per acre. Times have changed. Listen as Harry and Jim discuss...

Duration:00:20:40

COVID-19’s Affect on Growers and the 2020 Planting Season

4/17/2020
In this special episode, host Jim Robinson, Corn & Soybean Product Manager at Rob-See-Co, and guest Craig Frenzen, a grower in Fullerton, NE and also a Business Associate for Rob-See-Co, discuss how COVID-19 has impacted families, the ag market, and farming operations. Listen in as they cover the consequences of lower commodity and cattle prices, possible effects on supply chain, changes in working with vendors, and how plans for the future may be impacted. Jim also shares information...

Duration:00:16:39

Independent Seed Companies - Speed Boats Among Battleships

4/15/2020
Tune in to this episode when Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager talks to Todd Martin, CEO of the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) about the history of independent seed companies, the current state of the industry, and how he sees the business changing in the future. Farmers appreciate the relationships and simplicity of an independent seed company, as well as their focus and expertise in finding the best products for...

Duration:00:20:26

Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

4/1/2020
In this episode host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and guest Lance Goettsch, Product Evaluation Lead at Rob-See-Co, discuss Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans - the cause, disease cycle, risk factors and ways to manage the disease. This disease can impact soybean yield by 50% or more, so it is vital to understand how to identify SDS and manage risk through practices such as field selection and seed selection, especially in states with a higher predominance of corn...

Duration:00:11:55

Soybean Planting Dates for Higher Yields

3/15/2020
Tune in to this episode as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and guest Nate Meyer, Product Evaluation Lead at Rob-See-Co discuss how yield is impacted by soybean planting dates. These experts discuss the benefits of planting early such as gaining 3-5 bushels per acre, gaining more stems per node, and being quicker to canopy. They also discussed some risks and how to minimize them based on frost date, seed treatment, and starting with a clean field that’s ready to...

Duration:00:12:19

Corn Planting Dates for Higher Yields

3/1/2020
What are the benefits and risks of planting corn early? How is yield impacted based on your planting date? In this episode host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn &Soybean Product Manager and guest Jacob Foley, Product Evaluation Lead at Rob-See-Co answer these questions and discuss topics such as finding the sweet spot of relative maturity,understanding how soil temperatures and moisture levels affect planting time, as well as why pollination weather is so important. Tune in to this episode to...

Duration:00:13:49

Learning from Your Farm

2/15/2020
On this episode host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and guest Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co, give an overview of the different practices’ growers can implement to learn more about their farm. It’s important to do multiple comparisons to get the most thorough and reliable information. Jim and Wayne discuss best practices for tests such as Genetic Strip Trials, Split Planters, Trait Package Comparisons, Soybean Seed Treatments and Seeding Rates. What to...

Duration:00:19:46