Information Management to Maximize Your Yields

Save the Date! SciMax Regional Meetings

Save the dates, regional meetings for SciMax Solutions clients have been scheduled!

East Area
January 14, 2020
Britt Country Club
2360 James Ave – Britt
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

West Area
January 15, 2020
Milford Community Center
806 N Ave
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Central Area
MaxYield Tires & Auto Center
310 4th Ave NE – West Bend
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Developing your High Yield Plan Plot Day

You are invited to join us at MaxYield’s Algona Learning Center Plot for a day filled with valuable agronomic insights to give you the best ROI for your farm! Our key agronomy and technology partners will be joining to answer your questions.

When: Thursday, September 5
Time: Registration at 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided

Key topics include: 

  • Creating a plan for high yields
  • Benefits of SciMax Nitrogen
  • Behind the scenes plot walk – observing different management systems

Where: MaxYield Learning Center Plot
Kenny Grimm Farm
905 160th St. 
Algona, IA
42.995492 N – 94.278792 W

2019 SciMax Trip to Savannah, GA

Join SciMax Clients and Specialists on this trip to Savannah, GA from Wednesday, February 27th through Sunday, March 3rd.

Secure your spot on the trip ASAP!

Contact Rodney Legleiter  515-320-1678 or rlegleiter@scimax.com

Annual Learning Group Seminar

Please join us for the SciMax Annual Learning Group Seminar. The SciMax Annual Learning Group Seminar will be held in Emmetsburg this year instead of Des Moines. The layout of the meeting will be diffrent than in years past to try something new. We look forward to a fun and informative day!

January 29th
10am-4:30pm
The Shores at 5 Island
14 North Lawler Street, Emmetsburg

SciMax Regional Meetings

East Area
January 9th, 2018
Location: Duncan Ballroom
2337 Nation Ave, Duncan
9:30-1pm

Central Area
January 10th, 2018
MaxYield Cooperative Service Center
310 4th Ave NE, West Bend
9:30-1pm

West Area 
January 11th, 2018
Milford Community Center
806 N Ave, Milford
9:30-1pm

Mark your Calendars: Randy Dowdy Presentation

Randy Dowdy presentation

Thursday, February 15, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Shores at Five Island – Emmetsburg, IA
14 N. Lawler St.

 

Contact your SciMax Solutions Specialist today for more details!

SciMax Learning Group Seminar – January 26th, 2018

SciMax Learning Group Seminar
West Des Moines Marriot
January 26th, 2018

Below is the agenda for our annual SciMax learning group seminar.

Please RSVP by January 15th to your SciMax Specialist.

10:00 a.m. SciMax Welcome and Introductions

10:20 a.m. Robert Miller, PH.D – Potassium Importance and Nutrition

10:20 a.m. Women’s Session – Ellen Frank

11:45 a.m. Iowa Ag. & Government Update

12:15 p.m. Lunch in West Des Moines Ballroom

1:15– 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions ( Pick 3 during time)

1. Tire Tech Information: Brad Harris – Firestone
2. Nozzle Design, Weed Resistance Control Methods: Travis Legleiter, Assistant Ext. Prof University of Kentucky
3. Crop Modeling, Future Scouting Tools: John Jansen and Dustin Potts – The Climate Corporation
4. Fertility Update: Jon Zuk – Winfield United Agronomist

3:45 pm Panel Discussion

4:00 pm Ryan Raguse, Co-Founder and Chairman, Myriad Mobile

4:45 p.m Wrap up

5:00 p.m. Social Hour

6:00pm MaxYield Seed and SciMax High Yield Contest Awards

6:45 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Evening Entertainment: Casino Night/Outdoor Games

Save the Date: MaxYield Seed/SciMax Plot Tours

September 5th
MaxYield Seed Emmetsburg Research Plot
5-8PM

September 6th
MaxYield Seed Fostoria Research Plot
5-8 PM

September 7th
SciMax Plot Tour at Irvington Learning Center/Research Plot
10AM-Noon
1700 170th St Lu Verne, IA
Click here to see a PDF of the location.

Spray Mixing Best Practices

By Brian Thilges
Customer Development Manager, Winfield

After the past 2 weeks and 4 calls about cottage cheese like product in the bottom of the tank, I am sending out some information on how to handle/avoid it. With some of these tank mixes these days you can’t help but have slime forming in the tank. Here are a couple of tank mixing sins that people don’t think about.

1) Not following the proper mixing order. When growers and applicators follow this correct mixing order, we tend to have very few problems.

2) Not enough water in the tank before they begin to add products. These new formulations (especially Flexstar GT, Flexstar (and generics) and Halex GT) love to combine with water. If you have a high ratio of herbicide to water and/or the water is cold then tank mixing will be more difficult. If you are having a problem, START with half a tank of water before beginning to add products…. and AGITATE between products.

3) Making a new batch when the spray tank isn’t fairly close to empty. For example, a farmer starts with a 1000 gal load. He doesn’t want to run out so he heads to the well with 100+ gallons of fully formulated mix in the tank. He mixes ANOTHER 1000 gal load on top of the remaining 100 gal. Now he has a 110% mixture…. and does it AGAIN. After the fourth load he has a ~130% strength mixture and that’s when the problem ruins his day. Not only that but on average he’s paying 20% more per acre to create this mess. Either he needs to empty the prior load or only mix for just the ADDITIONAL 900 gal added to the previous remaining portion of a load.

4) Still got a problem or want to prevent one? Add one gal of compatibility agent to the load or if you don’t have compatibility agent on hand use 1 gal of Preference to the load.

Dont hesitate to contact your local MaxYield Agronomy Specialist or SciMax Specialist with any questions.

Two hybrids, one planter

Rodney multi-hybrid planterSciMax Solutions(R) continues its evaluation of multi-hybrid planter technology this spring, conducting trials again in the Emmetsburg and West Bend areas.

Data from last year’s trial indicated a 5-7-bushel-per-acre advantage for soybeans planted with the multi-variety planter. Corn showed a 3- to 8-bushel advantage.

The April 2016 issue of Wallaces Farmer featured a front-page story that detailed last year’s trials and gives a preview of whats in store for the SciMax research this year.

The entire story can be found by clicking here.

To learn more about multi-hybrid planting solutions, contact your SciMax Solutions Specialist, any MaxYield Cooperative location, or by clicking here.