Tentative 2021 C & B Agronomic Plot Dates

Planting – May 5th/6th 

Spraying – June 17th

DakotaFest Harvest – August 17th through 19th

Harvest – September 22nd/23rd

Tillage – October 27th/28th

C & B Illustrates Bigger, Faster and Stronger John Deere Equipment

John Deere provides exceptional value to our customers with equipment that is more efficient and more effective when it comes to getting the job done. Combining advanced equipment with industry-leading precision ag technology positions John Deere and C & B at the leading edge of advancements in agriculture. Each pass across the field has an impact on the grower’s bottom line, and being able to make evidence based agronomic decisions has never been more critical than it is today. John Deere provides a complete solution for our customers and we want to help illustrate this through in-field trials and hands-on experiences for our employees and our customers through the C & B Agronomic Plot. 

In 2021, C & B Operations will again partner up with Cenex Harvest States – Farmers Alliance and a local grower.  This year the plot will include 137 tillable acres as well as some hay ground to showcase equipment and farming practices that can improve an operation’s profitability. The field is located between Highway 38 and I-90 – 6 miles east of Mitchell, SD. This location is also within a few miles of the DakotaFest venue, and we plan to do a large event in conjunction with DakotaFest on August 17-19, 2021. 

The 2021 Agronomic Plot will shift focus from corn to soybeans, and incorporate a number of equipment trials as well as different farming practices that are relevant to our customers. Mitchell, South Dakota is home to many different crops, and in the future, we plan to highlight more of them. Due to Covid-19 we were not able to host some of the events that were planned in 2020, so we are very excited to give our employees and customers the opportunity to come to watch the equipment in action and drive the equipment through the field for a first-hand experience of the John Deere advantage. We will release more information as we get closer to the date of the events.

The Layout of the Plot

CHS Plot

  • CHS will be planting a number of different soybeans varieties to showcase their products.

Crop Care/Population/Depth Plot

  • Late maturity soybeans
  • Agronomic Trials
    • Foliar applied micronutrients
    • Fungicide application verses no use of fungicide
    • Aerial Imagery for crop health
    • Soybeans planted at varying rates
    • Soybeans planted at varying depths

Tillage practices and starter fertilizer plot

  • Late maturity soybeans
  • Agronomic trials
    • No till with and without starter fertilizer
    • Strip till with and without starter fertilizer
    • Vertical till with and without starter fertilizer
    • High-speed disk with and without start fertilizer
    • Conventional tillage with Trivar (phosphorus stabilizer)
    • Conventional tillage with no starter or Trivar as a check no starter as a check.

Early Harvest Plot

  • 008 maturity soybeans
  • Agronomic Trials
    • Early harvest soybeans for Dakota Fest event. Showcase front end equipment and combine technology attachments and configurations.
  • Alfalfa seed
  • Showcase self propelled windrowers and new balers with automation
  • In the middle of plot we will showcase planter and sprayer technology for turn compensation operating on for half of the circle and off for the other half.
C & B Agronomic Plot Map

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