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Our ability to develop the best possible seeds for Michigan depends on open collaboration with our state’s farmers. One way we do it: sharing our latest findings and insights. Stay up-to-date through our news updates plus join us at product reviews and other upcoming events.

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Great Lakes Crop Summit

Stop by our booth during the Great Lakes Crop Summit, January 26-27, 2022 at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI.

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DF 6269 N LLGT27 #1 in MSU Central RR Late Trial

Michigan State soybean variety trials are finalized. DF 6269 NLLGT27 is the #1 Roundup Ready® soybean (2.3-3.1 maturity). Not only does DF 6269 NLLGT27 have the top averaged yield but it also was a top finisher in each of the 4 county trials (Allegan, Ingham, Saginaw and Sanilac). Check out the results here. Consistent top yielding

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DF Seeds invites you to your 2021 Product Performance Update

When: Friday December 17th with a 9:00 am kickoff and concluding with lunch Where: AgroLiquid Conference Center, 3055 W. M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879 Event details: Review the 2021 performance and product placement data. Understand the Growers Edge offer. Discuss plot performance including FIRST trials, MSU trials and local dealer plots. Special focus on Tar

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Life in a time of glyphosate scarcity

Some brands of glyphosate will be in short supply for the near future, as well as glufosinate. These shortages may affect your herbicide decisions for a few seasons. Learn more from this article from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Studies at Ohio State University.

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Prevent Insect Pressure with Vigilant Scouting

November means the end of the growing season with harvest right around the corner. However, soybean fields still are at risk to some insect pressure that we should be scouting for, especially in food-grade beans.  Grasshoppers, bean leaf beetles and stink bugs can still damage soybeans until they are nearly mature. Grasshoppers and bean leaf

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Wide-row Wheat Management

Wide-row wheat production can be an option if you are reducing your equipment inventory or if you plan to intercrop soybeans into your wheat. Learn more about recent research into wheat row spacing in this article from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Studies at Ohio State University.

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MSU Extension Virtual Breakfast: White Mold and Tar Spot

The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 22, 2021 focused on tar spot and white mold management options. A video of the entire presentation by Martin Chilvers, MSU field crops pathologist, is here; highlights are below. White Mold application window is still open as long as there are blossoms. However, soybeans are advancing

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Frank Vyskocil excels to become Michigan Master Farmer

Longtime seed grower and customer of DF Seeds, Frank Vyskocil, becomes the latest to win the prestigious Master Farmer award. Michigan Farmer’s Master Farmer award is bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated how to farm more effectively, efficiently, environmentally and economically. Read more

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Enlist E3 soybeans approved by China

  Enlist E3 soybeans, jointly developed by Dow Agrosciences and MS Technologies, is finally approved for import by China. Reuters reports the country approved five new genetically modified crops for import for the first time in 18 months Tuesday. With this approval, farmers can plant Enlist E3 soybeans that include tolerances to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate.

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