“Soybean Champion” Kip Cullers shares his high-yield secrets in new Top Plots video
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (September 1, 2010) – BASF Crop Protection launched its third installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, featuring 10-time national corn growing champion Kip Cullers from Purdy, Mo.
Please see the latest Top Plots video below, highlights the farming practices Cullers uses to start each season and the resources he turns to in a dry season.
Known in farming circles as a “soybean celebrity,” Cullers has established world records for soybean production at 139 bushels per acre in 2006 and 154 bushels per acre in 2007. He’s also placed numerous times in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest with consecutive first-place finishes in the Irrigated Class.
As Cullers describes further in the video, he begins planting his crops early every season to help keep plants alive, happy and healthy throughout the year. According to Cullers, “A happy plant is a plant that’s going to produce.”
To maximize his crops from planning to harvest, Cullers uses Integrity® – part of the Kixor® Herbicide Technology family of products – for preplant-incorporated or preemergence treatment of corn. Cullers also uses the disease control and Plant Health power of Headline® fungicide to increase yield potential.
Throughout the 2010 growing season, the BASF Crop Protection Top Plots series will feature four Midwestern corn and soybean growers sharing their crop management stories.
Viewers of the videos can expect to learn more about planting techniques, tilling and seed decisions, the benefit of seed treatments, herbicide and fungicide recommendations, mid-season challenges, disease management, harvesting techniques and yield results.
The Top Plots series is available at www.youtube.com/user/BASFAgproducts.