Field Ready Podcast

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.

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Episodes

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 09: Soybean Planting Dates for Higher Yields
March 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 be planted.  Learn the facts about early soybean planting and how to best maximize profitability and yield.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 08: Corn Planting Dates for Higher Yields
March 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 learn the factors that should be considered when planting corn so you are ready for the upcoming corn planting season.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 07: Learning from Your Farm
Feb 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 measure, how to measure, what are real statistical differences and how to determine ROI are all covered in this enlightening episode.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 06: Corn Rootworm Beetle Monitoring Project Results
February 1, 2020

On this week’s podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and guest Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co, discuss and analyze the results of Rob-See-Co’s Corn Rootworm Beetle Project that was conducted in 2019.  The goals of the project were to help customers understand the number of Beetles in their fields, predict CRW pressure for 2020 and to measure the advantage of Agrisure Duracade.  Trap project observations provided cooperators with documentation of corn rootworm beetles flight during pollination, which coincided with timing of trap deployment. Listen in to learn the results of the study as well as where you can go to get a more detailed look at the study.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 05: The Challenges and Opportunities for Young Farmers in 2020
January 15, 2020

These days most farmers are older and nearing retirement age but there are some younger people who are choosing to carry on their family legacy.  This week on the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager talks to one of those younger farmers.  Andrew Neujahr farms out of Waverly, NE and has his own operation, but still works closely with his Dad and Uncle who are farming land his grandfather began farming in 1956.

Listen as Andrew discusses his biggest challenges in starting his own operation, the additional revenue sources that are available to him, the digital tools that he uses to run efficiently, and his advice to students and younger farmers just starting out.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 04: 2019 Results of Planting Cover Crops and the Potential Impact in 2020
January 1, 2020

This week on the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Rob-See-Co Product Evaluation Lead Kip Rowe discuss the challenges that led farmers to use cover crops in 2019 as well as the repercussions farmers may see in 2020. Tune in to hear about the benefits of different species of cover crops, the challenges of insect control with these cover crops and the management practices and technologies needed to identify and combat insects such as Army Worms and Cut Worms. They also examine the difference between Agrisure Viptera and other traits on the market today.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 03: 2019 Year in Review
December 15, 2019

2019 was a challenging year for many growers.  Winter lingered and spring rains and flooding caused delayed planting.  But, what can we learn from this year? Tune in to hear host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co as they look back at dominant weather patterns in recent years, discuss the 2019 season from planting to harvest, review overall product performance, and provide recommendations on how to prepare for 2020.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 02:  Enlist E3 - Safe. Simple. Superior
December 1, 2019

This week on the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast we discuss the Enlist E3 system with host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co. The discussion centers on the Safe, Simple and Superior benefits of the Enlist E3 system, how it compares to other soybean platforms, and the advantages of tolerance to 3 herbicides - glyphosate, glufosinate and 2,4-D Choline. Tune in to learn about the best management strategies for low & moderate weed pressure fields as well as high weed pressure fields where glyphosate resistant weeds are present.

Rob-See-Co Field Ready 01:  Welcome to our podcast!
November 15, 2019

This week we launch our first Field Ready Podcast hosted by Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager.  Jim interviews special guest Rob Robinson about the history of Rob See Co, their philosophy of doing business and why its important to be an independent seed company, as well as what it means to be “Field Ready.”  Jim also gives an overview of topics that will be covered in upcoming podcasts.