A rotating selection each month to get to know the Burrus Account and Sales Managers.
Colby joined the Burrus sales team in December 2016. Calling Highland, IL home, Colby enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time. He also coaches high school football and raises cattle. If you are looking for higher yields in Madison, Bond, Fayette, or Effingham county, call Colby 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.
On February 1, over 120 growers gathered at Hamilton’s in Jacksonville, IL at an event co-sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association and Burrus Seed to learn how to maximize yield and reach full profitability of soybeans.
When managing for high yielding soybeans, there are many variables to keep in mind.
Repetitive use of one site of action (SOA) has led to the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the Midwest.
The incorporaton of cover crops on your farm increases species diversity; therefore, depending on cover crop species, it can lead to beneficial species that provide pest suppression.
Corn rootworm (CRW) are more than a pest to many growers today. They are an unpredictable, destructive insect costing an estimated $1 billion annually in control measures and yield loss.
With the current market outlook, many growers have been asking about planting beans-after-beans in 2018. In some areas, planning continuous soybeans is a common practice, but for growers who have always had a rotation, there can be questions.
The overall planting date response has shown near-maximum yields when planting mid-April to early May, and lower yields on average when planting was delayed towards the end of May.
Cover crops have been increasing in popularity and research is showing the benefits of planting them.