We’re All Ears
E08: A Harvest Homage: Lending Our Ears to Farmer Questions

E08: A Harvest Homage: Lending Our Ears to Farmer Questions

December 1, 2021

Corn and soybean harvest season is wrapping up, but the work doesn’t stop here. For this episode of “We’re All Ears,” we’re reviewing this season’s harvest and talking post-harvest preparations for the 2022 corn and soybean growing season. And when we said we’re all ears, we meant it — stay tuned for the end of the episode where we answer audience-submitted questions! Our host Carah Hart is joined by Andy Heggenstaller, Syngenta Seeds head of agronomy, and Justin Welch, head of digital ag for Syngenta Seeds, in the final episode of “We’re All Ears.”

E07: Taking the CO2 Out of Corn

E07: Taking the CO2 Out of Corn

November 23, 2021

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carbon emissions trading has become a hot topic in the global agriculture industry. What does participating in the carbon market mean for farmers? How do ruminant animals, such as cattle, tie into the carbon conversation? Find out in this week’s episode, as Carah Hart is joined by Liz Hunt, head of sustainable and responsible business at Syngenta, and Chris Cook, head of Enogen at Syngenta Seeds.

E06: Tips for Successful Soybeans in the 2022 Season

E06: Tips for Successful Soybeans in the 2022 Season

November 17, 2021

The conversation on 2022 planning continues in this week’s episode as Carah Hart is joined by Ryan Fuller, Syngenta head of soybean strategic marketing, and Mike Tollefson, Syngenta soybean product placement scientist, to discuss considerations for soybean crop plans. Listen in for tips on evaluating your 2021 soybean yield results and how this should influence your 2022 variety selection, trait platform choice and overall plans.

E05: How to Talk the Talk and Walk the Stalk

E05: How to Talk the Talk and Walk the Stalk

November 10, 2021

The 2021 corn harvest is underway, which means it’s time to start thinking about your plans for the 2022 growing season. It’s important to evaluate this season’s successes and challenges when planning for the next, in addition to keeping fertility, crop protection and hybrid selection top of mind. Tune in to this week’s episode for agronomic advice on creating 2022 corn production plans as Carah Hart is joined by Golden Harvest agronomists Ron Beyer and Brad Koch.

E04: From Lab to Bag: What’s in Seed?

E04: From Lab to Bag: What’s in Seed?

November 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered what goes into the development of the corn and soybean seeds that you plant every season? In this week’s episode, Warren Kruger, Syngenta head of North America seeds development, and Ryan White, Syngenta head of production operations and supply chain for field crops, join Carah Hart to discuss the corn and soybean seed production process.

E03: A Look Below the Equator and a Look Ahead to 2022 Weather

E03: A Look Below the Equator and a Look Ahead to 2022 Weather

October 27, 2021

South America is a major contributor to the global production and trade of corn and soybeans. Listen in as Lynn Sandlin, Syngenta business intelligence manager, joins Carah Hart to discuss the 2021 South American corn and soybean production season and its impact on U.S. corn and soybean farmers. Stay tuned until the end for a conversation with Eric Snodgrass, current science fellow and principal atmospheric scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions, about the 2022 U.S. growing season climate and weather events outlook.

E02: Agriculture Markets, Policy and Trade – Oh My!

E02: Agriculture Markets, Policy and Trade – Oh My!

October 20, 2021

2021 brought much change to U.S. agriculture markets, policy and the trade sector, including a new administration in the White House, a market rebounding from the effects of COVID-19 and new federal policies on pesticide use. In this week’s episode, Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta senior lead for federal government relations, and Wade Wiley, head of channel and pricing strategy at Syngenta, join Carah Hart to discuss the current state of ag markets, policy and trade, and how each will impact harvest and the 2022 season.

E01: Under Pressure: A Year in Review

E01: Under Pressure: A Year in Review

October 1, 2021

Corn and soybean farmers across the Midwest experienced a range of weather conditions in 2021, from early-season drought to heavy rain throughout the Corn Belt. Farmers also managed various disease, insect and weed pressures, including tar spot, SDS, corn rootworm, soybean gall midge, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, to name a few. Listen in as Golden Harvest agronomy managers David Schlake and Steve Wilkens speak with Carah Hart about how farmers managed this season’s challenges and what they can expect from harvest 2021.

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