A rotating selection each month to get to know the Burrus Account and Sales Managers.
Mathias joined the Burrus team in July 2017. Originally from Milford, IL, Mathias now lives in Champaign, IL with his wife Marrissa. He enjoys attending sporting events, spending time outdoors and going on walks with his dog, Kane. If you have seed needs in De Witt, Macon, Piatt, or Moultrie county, contact Mathias today!
Hughes Hybrids brand seed was started 50 years ago, in 1967. Earl Hughes had been in the seed business since the late 1920’s producing public oat varieties and growing seed corn for companies on the east coast. In 1967, Hughes entered the single-cross hybrid corn market and created the Hughes Hybrids Brand. Today, the brand exists as part of the Burrus family of brands.
In 1967, several farmers partnered with Hughes as dealers to begin selling the new seed. The Moore family was one of those ini al partners. Tom Moore, Sr. ended up being a career-long user and seller of Hughes and later, Burrus seed. On a farm located a few miles west of Rockford, IL, Tom Moore fed beef cattle and raised crops. Over the years, Tom built a loyal customer base and earned numerous sales awards. One of the things Tom was known for was taking an active interest in the success of the younger farmers in his neighborhood. Tom was considered a friend by the Hughes family and a great business partner. Tom remained an active dealer until his passing at the age of 78.
At the me of his father’s passing in 2012, Tom Jr. and his wife Tami made the decision to continue the dealership, naming it TNT Seed. They have followed in Sr.’s footsteps, building the business into the top performing dealership in the Burrus northern sales region. Tom and Tami treat their dealership as a serious business and both actively pursue sales. TNT Seeds has also continued the family tradition of winning sales awards.
The Hughes and Burrus families are proud to be partnered with the Moore family for 50 years.
Drought conditions have been widespread across most of Missouri, southern Iowa, and scattered portions of western Illinois.
Every year in the mid to late August timeframe, we start seeing sudden death syndrome (SDS) symptomology throughout at least a portion of our footprint in soybeans.
This year, throughout parts of the Burrus footprint, growers have withstood challenging winds. You might wonder how the corn crop handles these adversities?
There are great differences in the way each individual hybrid responds to a fungicide application. At Burrus, we run fungicide studies to better understand how our hybrids will respond to fungicides.
Hopefully you have strategically placed your corn hybrids with their proper population based on their environment. It is our hope that these seeds protected with the best seed treatments, were planted into excellent soil conditions with planter-like precision.
Every summer, Burrus Seed publishes a Product Selection Guide showcasing new products for the upcoming growing season. One commonly overlooked page in this publication is the Chemicals to Avoid chart.
We are nearing the time of year where we begin receiving calls on replant or late planted crops. Here is a list of common questions we receive regarding late planted corn and soybeans.