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Field Ready Podcast

Farming is a challenging business with many factors affecting the outcome of the growing season. On the 1st and 15th of every month, join genetics and biotechnology expert Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, for the Rob-See-Co Field Ready podcast. Jim will provide the latest information on technology, product challenges and ag industry trends, and interview agronomy specialists, growers and other guests from across the Midwest and the seed industry about their experience in the current agriculture environment. If you grow Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa or Sorghum or are interested the latest information on seed, this podcast is for you.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Pythium

You’ve probably heard of Pythium, and maybe you’ve even seen it on your corn field. But do you know how it impacts your crop? Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Nate Meyer, Rob-See-Co Product Evaluation Lead, answer three key questions about Pythium: What is Pythium? How does it impact your crop? How can it best be managed? Tune in to this episode to find out the answers - they might not be what you think. You’ll also learn why Pythium needs cold, wet, and cloudy weather to thrive and why it’s so difficult to identify. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

11mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Corn-isms Part II: Rain Makes Grain

Where does the term “Rain Makes Grain” come from? A popular country music artist might be to blame, but is it true that if you don’t get rain, you don’t get as much corn? Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Wayne Fithian, Rob-See-Co Agronomy Manager discuss why the timing of rain is more important than other factors like total rainfall. Tune in to this episode to learn when crops really need water to produce optimum yields, why growers can remain optimistic during a slightly dry spring, and more. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

10mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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How Current and Guarantee Prices Impact Your Dryland Corn Acres

n this week’s episode of the Field Ready Podcast, host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest, Paul Mussman of AgWest Commodities, discuss the corn price volatility between Spring 2021 and the Fall of 2021, and how that could impact growers decisions on production and the sale of grain.  What have higher commodity prices done to guarantees?  What should growers expect on volatility between now and Fall?  What does the ability to lock in spring prices with crop insurance guarantees mean for farmers? Are there other considerations for managing costs and maximizing revenue?  Tune in to today’s podcast for answers to these questions and more. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

25mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Cover Crop Series: Terminating Cover Crops This Spring

As you consider planting this spring, how and when should you terminate your cover crop? Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension Field Specialist to discuss the current state of cover crops across Iowa, why farmers use cover crops, and best termination practices. Listen in to learn how early or late to terminate your cover crop and the best way to do so. Jim and Meaghan also discuss what to do if broadleaf species are present. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

19mins

15 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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Top 5 Ways to Plan for Spring Planting

There is a lot to consider when planning your spring field work. Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Rob-See-Co’s Product Evaluation Leads Nate Meyer and Jacob Foley to break down the top 5 considerations when preparing your farm for spring planting, and how to adjust when Mother Nature doesn’t provide ideal conditions. What date should you plant by? What changes should you make if we have a late spring? Listen in to find out what has the biggest effect on profitability, how to approach tillage in respect to planting date, and much more. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

13mins

1 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Dispelling Common Myths About Traits

Over the last 20+ years GMO traits have made things easier for farmers but there are a lot of myths about what is really happening with these traits.  Listen in to this week’s Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager breaks down 4 of these myths:  breeding stacks vs. molecular stacks, conventional hybrids are more digestible than traited products, traits increase yield, and finally, modern traits have yield drag.  Jim covers whether these myths are true or false, the background behind them, and how the reality can affect farmers.  Tune in and learn how to determine the best product or hybrid for your farm. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

15mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Corn Rootworm Beetle Trap Project and How It Affects Growers

Over the past 3 years and across 8 states Rob-See-Co has been conducting a Corn Rootworm Trap study.  Listen in to this week’s Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and Wayne Fithian, Agronomy Manager at Rob-See-Co, discuss the motivation for measuring the efficacies of Corn Rootworm control strategies. How was the study conducted?  What was measured?  Was there a difference in corn on corn fields vs. corn on soybean fields and did results differ by geography?  With the CRW population trending upwards, it’s important for growers to know which control strategy may be right for them.  Tune in to learn more.

20mins

1 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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What is Rob Robinson Excited About?

A lot is changing in the world of agriculture, especially in the seed business. Host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager, sits down with Rob Robinson, Rob-See-Co CEO, to find out what Rob is looking forward to in 2021. Rob discusses the high performance of Enlist E3 products and why so many acres are shifting to Enlist. Rob also touches on some new product offerings and discusses why farmers should be excited about commodity prices in 2021. Tune in to this episode to find out why Rob-See-Co has such an extensive testing process and how that benefits the grower when combined with the company’s high-quality standards. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

17mins

15 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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January Grain Stocks Report

The Final Crop Production Report will be released on January 12, 2021.  Listen in to this week’s Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Bob Linneman, a Broker with Kluis Commodity Advisors, discuss how this year’s report may impact growers decisions in the coming weeks.  How would a South American decline in production affect American markets?  Is the report expected to show an increase or decrease in U.S. carryout?  What should growers do to protect their current position?  How soon do growers need to be making moves and what can we expect in 2021?  All this and more is covered in this latest episode so tune in.  If you have questions for Bob, you can reach him at 888-282-6141. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

18mins

1 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Corn Seed Preparation

Tune in to this episode of the Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager and his guest Aaron Wulf, Rob-See-Co Production Manager discuss the steps involved in corn seed production.  When is the 2021 seed crop harvested?  What are the key factors when starting the process so early and how do the high moisture levels impact the process?  Jim and Aaron cover everything from how to dry the seed and how to maintain and predict seed quality to determining final bag weights.  Listen in and learn all this behind the scenes information before you plant your corn next year.  A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

16mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #10