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!!!

2018 Delmarva Soy Harvest Results and Planting Recommendations

     

We have only 25 days left in the year and soybean harvest is still taking place here on the Delmarva, and more so in Virginia and North Carolina. Locally we have completed our plot harvest but still have a few plots in the south to harvest. Delmarva performance was quite variable, with yields all over the place. Planting date, saturated soil, and diseases were the biggest factors contributing to overall lackluster yields. It has been a very difficult fall for harvest activities and I know everyone will be glad when they can bring the 2018 season to a close.

View the Harvest Results for our Delmarva Soybean Plots and Recommended Varieties for the Delmarva
AXIS 3818NRX had another outstanding year of performance. This late group-III variety has delivered consistent performance and packs a lot of yield into a short bushy plant type. 4417NRXS continues to grow in popularity in the early mid group-IV RM. This variety delivers consistent yield performance and is well-suited for early beans and double-crop. 4617NRXS is our top seller in mid group-IV’s. This variety is stacked with STS and offers excellent tolerance to Frogeye with excellent standability. 4817NRXS is a late group-IV, also stacked with STS, and offers good Frogeye and Phytophthora Root Rot protection. 5016NRXS is a 5.0 RM and is well adapted to the Delmarva. This variety has it all: Xtend, STS, Cyst, Root Knot, SDS and good Frogeye protection.

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

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

Soybean Seed Quality Industry Wide
The weather pattern we have experienced this fall has been less than conducive for seed quality. Midwest seed production is being challenged on germinations and overall seed quality. Most of our seed production is local here on the east coast, so we may have fared better than some companies that grow seed in the Midwest. We will know more on our overall seed quality and availability in about 30 days. The bottom line is there will be lots of supply issues industry-wide as we move into the winter and spring of 2019.

New Technologies Slow Out of the Gate
Several new soybean technologies may be visible in the market in 2019. LLGT27 is a new 3-way herbicide-tolerant soybean technology. This technology is approved for US planting and some seed supply will be available in 2019. Due to the pending seed quality issues with Midwest-grown seed, this technology is limping out of the starting gate in its 2019 debut. Also, on the launch pad and awaiting China import approval is Enlist E3 soybeans. There is no change in the status of this technology and it’s looking less likely that this will get a green light in time for 2019 planting.

Two Choices now for Root Knot Nematode!
We are excited about the latest addition to our lineup which provides a very high level of protection for Root Knot nematode. 4419NRXS will be a great addition to our current market leader 4417NRXS. We have an excellent supply of 4417’s, but 4419’s will be limited in their first year of introduction.

Liberty Link
We have added several LL lines to our line-up and as demand continues to grow for this technology. Many growers are turning to LL varieties to help combat resistant weeds. Our current line-up includes 3825NL, 4338NL, 4718NL, and 4746NL.

Financing
Our current prepay is 8% and good through Jan 15, 2019. We also have 0% financing through JDF.
See your local dealer for details.

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

Billy Simmons, General Manager
Tidewater Seed, LLC
Ofc: 410-443-0840

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

2018 Delmarva Corn Harvest Results and Planting Recommendations

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

Our 2018 corn harvest results are in, and no doubt this has been a challenging growing year for most here on the Delmarva Peninsula. Starting in May, some areas received 20-30 inches of rain over a 4-5 week period, followed by hot and dry conditions in June. Then the rain started again mid-summer and didn’t let up. Many fields suffered from water saturation and leached fertility, not to mention disease pressure which was very high. Overall it was an average to below average corn crop. Hopefully, most of you can see the end in sight and can move on to 2019!

View the Full Delmarva Corn Plot Summary Report
This harvest results summary will provide you will some idea of corn performance across the Delmarva for the year. When looking at plot data, always look at more than one plot location and more than one year. 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 Delmarva. 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. 62A28 will make an excellent companion to 57H25, 60K23, 64K24, 64D25 and 65H25.

Recommended hybrids for the Delmarva
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 Delmarva-based AXIS Dealer Agents to get the best advice for your area. If you are outside of Delmarva, 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 9% with early pre-pay thru Nov. 30, 2018 or 8% through Jan. 15, 2019. See your local AXIS Dealer Agent for details and for more information on local performance in your area.
• 9% – pay in full by November 30, 2018
• 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.

Billy Simmons, General Manager
Tidewater Seed, LLC
Ofc: 410-443-0840

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

Soy Harvest Report #15: AXIS SEED HITS A HOMERUN IN COFIELD NC WITH A TOTAL PLOT AVERAGE OF 64.2 BPA

Axis 5016NRXS, along with an Axis trial variety, tops the leader board with 65.7 BPA.
All Axis varieties finished strong in this plot.

More yield….more income per acre!! View the Full Plot Report

Check out all of our 2017 Plot Locations.

Soy Harvest Report #14: AXIS FULL SEASON BEANS PERFORM VERY WELL IN HERTFORD COUNTY NC PLOT

The Axis soybeans performed very well, with an average BPA of 51.2 bushels.
Axis 5016NRXS led the way with 56.6 BPA.

More yield….more income per acre!! View the Full Plot Report

Check out all of our 2017 Plot Locations.

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