Hoegemeyer Homecoming Set
for August 9 in Hooper
Join us for the upcoming Hoegemeyer Homecoming Event on August 9 in Hooper, Nebraska! It’s our 75th year in business and we have big plans to celebrate!
This free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes tours of Hoegemeyer seed plots and facilities, equipment displays, raffles, lunch and exclusive one-day only discounts* on Hoegemeyer and HPT® brand seed, including:
Corn: $7 per unit
Soybeans: $0.50 per unit
Sorghum: $3 per unit
Plus, you’ll receive a FREE barstool for booking your seed that day. All attendees will receive a commemorative metal sign with our 75th anniversary logo.
Morning breakout sessions:
You won’t want to miss this fun-filled and informative day. It’s Hoegemeyer’s 75th year in business and we have a lot of fun festivities planned to celebrate!
*Discounts apply to customer-signed orders only at Hoegemeyer Homecoming. Bookings can be changed before shipping.
New Products Announced in Our 2013 Seed Guide
Many new exciting hybrids and varieties were announced in our 2013 Seed Guide. For corn, Hoegemeyer is introducing 12 new triple stacks, seven new double stacks and five new refuge products for 2013. In soybeans, 11 new products were released ranging from 1.7-5.5 RM. Be sure to check out our varieties with the LibertyLink® gene in the 3.7-4.8 RM. We released three new sorghum varieties including two grain sorghum and one forage sorghum. Our trusted alfalfa line-up includes a new addition: 557. This high-yielding variety combines a 5 dormancy rating with a 2 winter survival score, and is available for late summer seeding this year. Be sure to contact your local Hoegemeyer District Sales Manager with questions about these new products available for the 2013 line-up.
Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer. ® HPT is a registered trademark of Pioneer Hi-Bred. HPT® brand seed is distributed by Hoegemeyer Hybrids.
Recent Blog Postings
Japanese Beetles Are Invading
The Japanese beetles are invading corn and soybean fields in the Midwest. Mild winters and earlier-than-normal planting conditions (first 2 weeks of April) will create a suitable environment for emerging beetles to wreak havoc on pollinating corn fields.
Perfect Storm for Goss’s Wilt
Be on the lookout for Goss’s Wilt! Several area agronomists have indicated seeing Goss’s Wilt showing up in some fields they are overseeing. This is not real surprising as many areas in the Western Corn Belt have experienced weather conditions such as wind, sand blast, hail and other plant injuries that may open the door to let the Goss’s Wilt pathogen enter into the plant.
Do You Have RGS (Rapid Growth Syndrome) in Your Corn?
RGS in corn plants is usually seen when a period of cool cloudy weather that may slow down corn growth is followed by a change to warm, sunny, humid weather that promotes fast growth in corn.
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In The News
Soybean Prices Soar - Top $15/Bushel
The prices for the old crop July contract for soybeans soared 50 cents per bushel to $15.16 Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade, on fears of tight supplies.
Acreage Report Offers Hope to Hot, Dry Corn Farms
Record-breaking heat and dry conditions in much of the lower Midwest has caused a significant drop in overall corn crop condition, erasing a lot of the potential corn growers saw in spring as they planted their crops and looked forward to a season of plenty.
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Lorene G. Heugel - Leavenworth, KS
1 ½ c. asparagus
½ c. cracker crumbs
4 hard-cooked eggs
¼ lb. grated cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. milk
¼ tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
Cook asparagus; drain. Grease 1 ½ quart casserole. Place cracker crumbs on bottom, followed by asparagus, slices of hard-cooked eggs, then the grated cheese. Mix soup, milk, salt and pepper; pour over all. Top with additional cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.