Grower Profiles: Five Generations of Farming and Agriculture in the Orr Family

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dyna-Gro and CPS provide the solutions to help farms succeed in a constantly-changing agriculture environment. Recently, Agricen, a CPS company, shared a profile of the Orr family farm in Rowley, Iowa, on their blog. 

Here's a preview of what Jason and Jamie Orr had to say:

“These days, you can’t grow without science and technology," says Jason. "I plant disease-resistant seeds and use GPS mapping and a yield monitor to observe field conditions. I also use the Internet to stay up to date on the latest technologies, trends and opportunities. These are the tools that help me make better decisions and be a better grower.”

Jason was introduced to the biochemical technology in Accomplish LM by Jamie, who saw the first-hand benefits in CPS trials throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

“I first tried Accomplish LM in 2013, applying it on 182 acres of corn. I left 30 acres untreated,” says Jason. “We harvested five bushels more per acre on the treated acres. Based on those results, I’ve continued to use it.”

“All farmers value quality products and healthy crops, and they’re looking for ways to be as efficient and profitable as possible,” says Jamie. “It’s not just for the money, although we all know that’s important. It’s also to feed the hungry world.”

The story of the Orr Family Farm is part of an ongoing series featured in the Agricen blog. Read the full story here


World of Corn 2015 Report [Infographic]

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The National Corn Growers Association produced an infographic filled with statistics illustrating the importance of corn on the world today. From nutrition to transportation to economy, corn has a significant impact on our lives.

Did you know...

  • Farmers Need to Produce 75% More by 2020?

  • Corn Varieties Using Bio+ Reduced Insecticide by 65%?

  • Corn Saved U.S Consumers $8 Billion at the Pump?

Get these and other vital stats here