Corn Crop Varies Across the State

Today we are talking with Scott Pitts, Dekalb Agronomist for North Carolina. What is going on in the field?

“This is my 6th year in the field and no two have been the same. We have some spots that will give us above average crops in a number of locations across the state. But we also have some places that have been challenged by drought or the winds of Hurricane Arthur.

Overall the Deklab products have looked good this year. We have seen instances of drought, high winds but also a lot of insects and corn ear worms. With our double and triple pro corn we have done our best to fight off the ear worms. With our high yield we saw a 13 and hung in there well with our new line up. We are very pleased with performance in the dry and stressed areas. Those are areas we have served well this year.

Dekalb is a North Carolina type of corn. If growers want the offense we can provide that. But so many times we need the defense and we can provide that. We really hang our hat on stress tolerance.

We have some new technologies coming down the pipeline. We have another genetic offering that will do well in these stress environments.”

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.