A Penney for your thoughts

Welcome to a Penney for your thoughts, a podcast brought to you by Sean Blomgren and Andrew Penney, live from central Iowa. A show where we discuss all things agronomy, and high yield management, give you real-time updates on what we’re seeing and hearing about in the field, and gain insight from industry professionals as we bring you relevant and timely information on current agronomic management practices.

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4 days ago

How we manage our soybeans significantly impacts yield potential and can dramatically affect the complex diseases we face!  Join us as we discuss working with the Diaporthe Complex with one of the industry's leading professionals, Dr. Febina Mathew, from North Dakota State University! 

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

The Diaporthe complex is... extremely complex!  Join Dr. Febina Mathew as we discuss the science behind this disease family.  We cover stem canker, Diaporthe seed decay (Phomopsis), and pod and stem blight. 

Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Dr. Mark Westage discusses corn physiology and the effects of heat and drought stress on yield and plant resiliency. Dr. Westgate also discusses critical considerations as we consider plant partitioning and how to manage for the highest results on our own farms! 

Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Join us as we discuss soybean physiology with Dr. Mark Westgate!  We will discuss the unique characteristics of a C3 soybean plant.  Management considerations and the impact heat and drought have on soybean growth and reproductive development. 

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti discusses the essential considerations for managing nitrogen in corn and soybeans.  We gain critical insight into the amount of nitrogen we need, methods of applications, and pressing concerns around variability in soil types.  Dr. Ciampitti also discusses nitrogen efficiency, considering the weather over the past few years! 
Kansas State Agronomy - https://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/
Learn more about Dr. Ciampitti's Lab - https://ciampittilab.wixsite.com/ciampitti-lab

Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Nitrogen is a foundational building block for our corn and soybeans.  Dr. Ignacio takes us on a deep dive into the science of why nitrogen is essential, the forms widely available, and how this critical component of fertility interacts with our soil and plants! 

Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Steve Whitham joins us to discuss the challenges of plant viruses.  This complex conversation helps us understand key considerations when thinking about corn virus management.  
We also discuss RNA interference in agriculture and food production systems.

Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

RNAi is complicated!
Join us as we talk with Dr. Steve Whitham from Iowa State about the infection process of plant viruses, the RNAi process, and some ways we use this technology.

Monday Jul 31, 2023

In our last episode, we discussed the science behind soil sampling.  This week, Dr. Dorivar Ruiz Diaz helps us understand how to practically apply the information to make the best real-world fertilizer applications.  Andrew and Dr. Dorivar Ruiz Diaz also discuss the challenges of adjusting PH and ensuring our soil is balanced for the high yields we are pursuing!

Monday Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Dorivar Ruiz Diaz from Kansas State University gives an in-depth look at soil sciences.  We discuss how to sample and interpret soil samples.  Balanced fertility is critical to our high-yield goals.  Soil science is the basis for understanding how to accomplish our on-farm objectives! 


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