The Cornelius Seed Podcast
By Cornelius Seed
Plant it. Profit. It's not just a slogan - it's our mission. At Cornelius Seed, we provide industry-leading corn and soybean genetics, traits and service, so you may maximize your profits on every acre. Since 1935, we've been an independent, family-owned company. That's eight decades and five generations of performance excellence and agronomic know-how we will share with you via our podcast.
SmartStax® PRO – the Strongest Defense against Corn Rootworm
SmartStax PRO with RNAi technology is a new trait offering and we are excited to bring you five SmartStax PRO hybrids in our line-up. That's the most offerings of any independent seed company you'll find across Cornelius Country. We’re joined by our Lead Agronomist, Craig Allaman, to explain this newest trait, SmartStax® PRO. Want to check out performance data referenced in this episode? The link below will take you to all of our independent third-party testing results for all of our hybrids. Independent Testing Results - Cornelius Seed Want to learn more about SmartStax PRO with RNAi technology? Visit Bayer's website below SmartStax® PRO | Corn Insect Protection | Bayer Traits
November 23, 2022
Driving Profitability with Pivot Bio
Everything we sell is focused on seed and then helping you grow it in the most profitable way possible. Cornelius Seed has partnered with Pivot Bio in delivering farmers a predictable, productive, and weatherproof form of nitrogen with Pivot Bio’s PROVEN® 40. Pivot Bio Territory Sales Manager, Dillon Luhman joins us on today’s podcast to share information and data on PROVEN® 40. Video Referenced in Podcast How it Works - Pivot Bio PROVEN 40 - YouTube Link for Performance Report for Pivot Bio PROVEN® 40 Performance Data | Pivot Bio
October 06, 2022
Evaluating Yield & Agronomic Performance through Third-Party Test Plots
In this episode we are joined by Janie Cornelius, Sales Support Lead. Janie discusses University and F.I.R.S.T. Trial testing and how we use the unbiased, third party yield and agronomic data. Links referenced in the podcast: Independent Testing Results - Cornelius Seed Seed Product Search | FIRST (firstseedtests.com) Performance - Cornelius Seed
September 28, 2022
Recap of the 2022 Growing Season and Outlook for the Crop’s Strong Finish
Craig Allaman walks us through the growing season for our 2022 crop and gives his thoughts on how he thinks the corn and soybean crops will finish. This audio is recorded from our 2023 Sales Kick-Off event at the end of August.
September 07, 2022
Staging Soybean Growth for Fungicide Application
While much of Cornelius Country soybean crop approaches or has reached the R3 (pod set) growth stage, many producers are asking whether they should apply a fungicide and at what growth stage it should be applied. In this video-podcast episode Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist Craig Allaman, shows us how to identify soybean growth stages R1-R4; and shares his insight to fungicide timing. Video for podcast available on Spotify and YouTube link below. https://youtu.be/Z7J6whAKprE Leaf Defoliation tool: https://severity.cropprotectionnetwork.org/crop/soybeans/soybean-insect-defoliation-training
July 28, 2022
Does it Pay to Spray?
Corn and soybean fields across Cornelius Country are hitting critical growth stages for fungicide applications. Hear what Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist, Craig Allaman has been seeing for disease pressures and what the proper timing is for corn and soybean fungicide applications.
July 20, 2022
Protect Your Profitability
Craig Allaman, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist, talks about early summer heat and how it relates to spraying and general stress on the crop. Find out what diseases are favored, along with how to identify and how to manage them to protect your profitability. Craig also reminds us to be mindful of the calendar date as it relates to fomesafen usage in soybeans. Diseases discussed: Gray Leaf Spot, Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Common & Southern Rust & Tar Spot
June 30, 2022
Approaching Important Growth Stages for Corn and Soybeans
We check in with Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist, Craig Allaman, as we approach important growth stages for corn and soybeans. Across Cornelius Country corn is nearing V5 growth stage and number of kernel rows are being determined. We’re at the 8th of June and Summer Solstice isn’t far away, when soybeans begin to flower. We might see some early planted soybeans flower before then. Craig explains what Pythium is and also brings attention to the excessive moisture some areas have seen and the risk of Pythium.
June 08, 2022
Evaluating Soybean Emergence Issues and Determining Replant
Craig Allaman, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist, shares soybean emergence issues he’s seen across various areas of Cornelius Country. Most issues date back to the last week of April planting, where it turned cold after planting and some fields received a pounding rain followed by 90° temps. Craig also provides guidance in making replant decisions on soybeans.
May 25, 2022
Profit Tip - Soybean Maturity and Planting Population in Late May
In this bonus episode, we provide you with an in-season Plant It. Profit. update. Are you planting your Soybeans in late May or early June? Tune in for a quick tip on handling your Soybean maturity and planting population.
May 18, 2022
Planting Update - Early Season Watch-outs and What to Scout For
In this episode Craig Allaman, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist, talks about planting season progress across Cornelius Country. With the quick warm-up of soil temperatures, he also discusses emergence data with relation to planting date. Don’t miss Craig’s early season watchouts and what to scout for now. Planting into dry soils? Hear Craig’s planting depth recommendations.
May 13, 2022
2022 Planting season check-in
In today’s episode, we talk about the compacted growing season and what it means for some of your planting decisions. Jeremie Parr, Cornelius Seed District Sales Manager for East Central Iowa discusses things to keep in mind as it relates to planting green, fertilizer & herbicide programs, and how to address some planting difficulties brought about by the quick transition from cool to hot & humid.
May 11, 2022
Uneven Corn Stands & Early Season Drought Stress
In today’s episode, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist Craig Allaman provides an update on crop conditions and how emerged corn and soybeans fared across Cornelius Country, following the Mother’s day weekend cold snap. Craig also offers insight on identifying early season drought stress as you begin scouting fields and evaluating corn stands
May 25, 2021
Higher yielding Soybeans
In this episode, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist Craig Allaman discusses the decision to plant soybeans earlier than traditionally planted. Craig covers the background on how we got here, yield benefits to this decision & tips for actions we can do in advance for any anticipated added stress from insects and leaf diseases.
March 29, 2021
Insect pressure and volunteer corn in 2021 growing season
In today’s episode, we talk about insect pressure and volunteer corn for the 2021 growing season. Craig Allaman, Cornelius Seed Lead agronomist gives us some ideas on how we can prepare for these yearly challenges.
February 13, 2021
Preparing for 2021 planting and growing season
In this episode Craig Allaman, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist talks about what to be on the lookout for as we prepare for the 2021 planting and growing season . We discuss how to best prepare for a “La Niña” weather pattern this year and give some ideas around evaluating your operations inputs by leveraging the current grain market prices.
January 30, 2021
Managing the latest herbicide tolerant programs in Soybeans
In todays episode we talk to Will Cornelius, Soybean Lead for Cornelius Seed & Craig Allaman, Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist about the latest herbicide tolerant programs in Soybeans, XtendFlex and Enlist. We discuss the best way to use each program to help you be successful with whichever program you choose. Check out this study on waterhemp management in soybean conducted by the Iowa State University Weed Science program in Iowa Herbicide Programs for Waterhemp Control in Soybean | Integrated Crop Management (iastate.edu)
January 16, 2021
2020 Post-Harvest thoughts
In this episode, Craig Allaman (Lead Agronomist at Cornelius Seed) shares his post harvest thoughts and discusses some of the variability we may have seen in our harvest along with the reasons behind it. We cover corn emergence, wind events, continuous corn issues, "Edge Effect" and 2020 soybean issues. Tune in to listen to our discussion around key events during the 2020 growing season.
November 23, 2020