2018 Virginia Corn Harvest Results and Planting Recommendations

MORE YIELD, LESS MOISTURE, MORE INCOME PER ACRE!!!

Our 2018 corn harvest results are in, and farmers across the state of Virginia have lived through one of the most challenging seasons ever. We have been hammered with relentless rainfall since April and many areas are near record-breaking rainfall totals. As farmers, we see challenges every single season, but rarely do we battle excessive rain from planting all the way through harvest. Yields have been all over the board, but I am expecting a near average crop across most of the state. We each understand that the 2019 season will offer its own unique challenges, but let’s make sure that we manage the variables that we can control to the best of our ability.

View the Full Virginia Corn Plot Summary Report
This harvest results summary will provide you will some idea of corn performance across Virginia for the year. When looking at plot data, always look at more than one plot location and more than one year. Consistency is vital and multiple plots over multiple years is always a good winning strategy. Harvest results from a single plot can be misleading.

Check out all the AXIS plot data for the past 5 years here AXIS Performance.

AXIS 62A28 – STANDOUT CORN PERFORMANCE

We are excited about the exceptional performance we’ve seen with 62A28 across the region. This hybrid was new in 2018 with a limited launch. It offers superior yield potential for irrigated and dryland acres. 62A28 has great grain quality and test weight along with excellent stalks and a very good disease package. Two-year performance on this hybrid has been outstanding. AXIS 62A28 will make an excellent companion to 57H25, 60K23, 64K24, 64D25 and 65H25.

Recommended AXIS hybrids for Virginia
This guide is intended to help you with selection and placement of hybrids to match your soils and farming practices. For the best recommendations we encourage you to contact one of our Virginia-based AXIS Dealer Agents to get the best advice for your area. If you are outside of Virginia, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to connect you with your local dealer.

BUY NOW AND SAVE $$

Seed supplies are looking good, but we anticipate strong demand for AXIS corn and soybeans going into the 2019 season. Be sure to contact your local AXIS Dealer Agent soon to reserve your seed and take advantage of our early pay discounts listed below.

Our pre-pay program is going on now through March 2019. You can save 8% with early pre-pay through Jan. 15, 2019. See your local AXIS Dealer Agent for details and for more information on local performance in your area.
• 8% – pay in full by January 15, 2019
• 7% – pay in full by February 28, 2019
• 5% – pay in full by March 31, 2019
• 3% – pay in full by April 30, 2019

We also offer 0% financing through John Deere Financial; but be sure to apply by January 31, 2019. Order now and pay in December 2019. Application and credit must be approved by JDF.

100% REPLANT PROTECTION – NEW for 2019
Every bag of AXIS corn and soybeans is backed with 100% replant protection. This is new for the 2019 planting season and will allow you to plant AXIS seed with confidence.

Thanks for your support and don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Tyler Franklin, Virginia Sales Manager
Tidewater Seed, LLC
Tel: 804-445-4333

MORE YIELD, LESS MOISTURE, MORE INCOME PER ACRE!!!