There are two groups of climate change scientists. Those that identify with what the data tells them and those that listen to oil companies.
I have shown you my certified yields, I outyielded you by 35 bushels per acre. Figure the ROI on that. I also own my farmground. It is sad to see how you treat your wife! Maybe she will dump you and take her farmland with her someday!
Are the RW traits effective anymore? They are a low dose event thus how effective can they be and for how long since RW are developing reistance. Know of a lot of people who have insecticide attachment on planters this year that never used to. Cornborer bT is no longer needed as the population has dwindled. Rup is relegated to a post emerge grass herbicide but with a $20 per acre tech fee. Are you still a salesman for Syngenta?
@Mike NCIA wrote:
I had better crops than you RSW and I planted non-GMO
Mike, nice to see someone North of I-80 that has some common sense regarding non-gmo seeds. With all the comments regarding spiking chemical spray tanks with "old chemicals" we used to use before roundup to control weeds, it kinda makes one think that if one would just switch back to those older chemicals and pay $24 a bag for seed beans or $125 a bag for seed corn, that they could cut costs quite significantly.
I mean, if the resistance to RR is not there anymore, why purchase a seed with that trait and pay the $17 tech fee plus $15 more for alleged patents that you did not ask for. I can purchase quite a bit of chenical for $40 an acre for soybeans.
But, I guess when your seed dealer is your "partner", your machinery dealer is your "partner", your banker is your "partner", your chemical dealer is your "partner, your agronomist is your "partner", kinda hard to not let all those partners farm the farmer, and get paid first before the partner sucking hind **bleep** gets his cut.
In Ohio, you can purchase generic seed from the Ohio State (seed with no name aka your own brand) without any patented traits for around $25 an acre, and hold back your own seed without any infringement problems. RR1 expires next year, but if the rag weeds have grown resistance to it why buy the trait and pay the tech fee? (this year I put down 1/2 pt of 24D with a quart fo Glyo to kill them.
Does not take a mental giant, to do the calculation, of how much input costs can be reduced by saving your own seed. Seed beans out of the bin at $13 makes more sense than seed beans from a dealer makes at $55, and having to all the BS that goes with making the sale.
But . . . if you do plant your own seed, you will not get that little green hat and that little green jacket so you can look like the farmer, cough, cough, I mean grower on TV in the ad prepared by Madison Avenue. But . . . look on the bright side you might be able to send your kid to Harvard with the savings instead of Iowa State. John
On the other hand the larger the corn plant the lower the amount of bT toxin as it is diluted with the mass of the corn plant. As I said a low dose event is not very effective. Why even purchase the trait if you are set up to apply product? Is it because the companies (sYNGENTA, Monsanto a Pioneers plan) to only sell the newer numbers fully traited?