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Focus Seed Catalog

Focus: the center of activity, attraction, or attention.   That’s what we are committed to do. We know not every hybrid fits every acre or management style but here are the hybrids we are excited to use in 2020.        

Liqui-Grow Employees Recognized by Iowa Certified Crop Advisers

Working farmland requires tried and true strategies, which is why 50% of Liqui-Grow’s sales staff has dedicated themselves to becoming Certified Crop Advisers (CCA). Being a CCA is the standard of expertise and competence in the crop and soil management services industry. Trained CCA professionals can help increase per acre profit (depending on the crop…
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Waterhemp now resistant to Group 15 herbicides

  The troublesome weed Waterhemp has recently shown resistance to Group 15 herbicides in Illinois research plots. Experts recommend changing weed control techniques now. Continue Reading

90-day halt to new tariffs between U.S. and China

  U.S. and China declare 90-day halt to new tariffs, White House says — “China also agreed to start purchasing agricultural products from U.S. farmers immediately” Continue Reading

Helping Plants remove natural toxins could boost yields by 47%

Crop scientists with the USDA/ARS and the University of Illinois genetically modified the mechanisms of photosynthesis which increased plant biomass production by 47%. This may be the foundation towards dramatically increasing crop yields.   Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? You…
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Registration of Dicamba for Use on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

In 2018, EPA extended the registration for two years for over-the-top use (i.e. use on growing plants) of Dicamba to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist Dicamba. This decision was informed by extensive collaboration between EPA, the pesticide manufacturers, farmers, state regulators, and other stakeholders. The registration includes…
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Taiwan agrees to buy more soybeans from the U.S.

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Taiwanese trading partners agreed to up their soybean imports from the U.S. by 37 percent, compared to the previous year. According to a statement from the Iowa Soybean Association, 2018 is expected to be a record yield. Taiwan agrees to buy more soybeans from the U.S., Iowa farmers rejoice  

Doctor in the Field

There’s a new doctor in the field. And by “field” we mean the corn field. For the last two and a half years, Liqui-Grow’s Lead Agronomist, Jake Vossenkemper, has been working on his dissertation in Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. Jake has been a PhD student since the spring of 2012. On Monday,…
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