A rotating selection each month to get to know the Burrus Account and Sales Managers.
Krista joined the Burrus team in September 2015. Residing in Sheldon, IL, Krista spends her free time outdoors enjoying hunting, boating and farming. She also likes sewing, quilting and crafts. Krista proudly serves Kankakee and Will counties in Illinois. Contact her today to work on your 2017 farming plan.
Longtime hog producers, the Garrison family has a long history with production on agriculture. They also have a three generation legacy with Burrus Seed.
Truly dedicated to Burrus growers, the family has grown test plots for over 25 years. This year, they have a research style plot with their goal being to help Burrus identify products that can work on their type of soils for their neighbors and themselves.
A brief glance at recent US drought monitor proves troubling, with the specter of drought looming as seen on the US Drought Monitor website.
Ultimately, the most important factor in deciding when to plant is a favorable seedbed.
Recently, there has been evidence of single rootworm traits not providing sufficient protection against western corn rootworm.
Inconsistent planting leads to uneven emergence which is a drag on yields. This is true in conventional tillage systems and takes on a new level of importance in no-till situations.
A generation ago, only those raising specialty corns worried about pollen drift. Today, transgenic crops blanket the countryside.
For any plant disease to occur, we need a plant disease triangle: pathogen, susceptible host, and favorable environment over time.
Each year, the Burrus research team runs a series of population studies to give growers the most up-to-date information on correct planting populations for our hybrids.