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 2022, C&B Operations will again partner up with Cenex Harvest States – Farmers Alliance and a local grower.  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 16-18, 2022. 

The 2022 Agronomic Plot will shift focus back to corn with a specific focus on the use of Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. We will release more information as we get closer to the date of the events.

The Purpose of the plot

Working with our customers to explain the agronomic advantages of utilizing John Deere equipment is key to continuing advancements in agriculture. By having hands-on experience with these machines and new pieces of technology, our staff can generate real data to help educate our customers and employees. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is a phrase often used in agriculture and C&B has tackled this by adding an agronomist, Spencer Shaw, to our staff.

The purpose of the agronomics plot is to demonstrate the agronomic benefits of utilizing John Deere precision ag technology. As farming operation costs increase, the data gathered from the agronomics plot will demonstrate the efficiencies and advantages of precision ag technology. In the plot, C&B is using the same John Deere Operation Center technology that our dedicated producers use on their own operation to track, analyze, and recap data from field to field and pass to pass.

C&B’s dedicated precision ag consultants, technicians, and sales staff will continue to grow their John Deere precision ag knowledge throughout our continued efforts in the agronomics plot. Sharing best practices gleaned from real-world precision ag technology experiences with our customers is just one way we are committed to being your Dealer of Choice.

The Layout of the Plot

  • Plot #1 has 36 different varieties of corn that include, Allegiant, Brevant, and Dekalb hybrids.
  • All varieties were planted at 6 rows with a population of 30,000 seeds per acre.
  • From east to west, the variety plot starts with a 12-row check strips with Allegiant 10357 and continues with 6 rows of:
  1. Allegiant 9799
  2. Allegiant 9884 DG
  3. Allegiant 9884 Trunemco
  4. Allegiant 10022
  5. Allegiant 10050
  6. Allegiant 10123 SSP
  7. Allegiant 10357 VT2P
  8. Allegiant 10495 Trecepta
  9. Allegiant 10551
  10. Allegiant 10551 Trunemco
  11. Allegiant 10687
  12. Allegiant 10747
  13. Allegiant 11043 SS
  14. Allegiant 110 EXP
  15. Brevant B09Z08 AM
  16. Brevant B06Y18 AM
  17. Brevant B06V25 AM
  18. Brevant B04Z92 AM
  19. Brevant B04V12 AM
  20. Brevant B01V22 AM
  21. Brevant B00M18 AM
  22. Dekalb 48-95
  23. Dekalb 50-88
  24. Dekalb 51-25
  25. Dekalb 52-99
  26. Dekalb 55-54
  27. Dekalb 55-85
  28. Dekalb 105-35
  29. Dekalb 56-26
  30. Dekalb 56-65
  31. Dekalb 107-33
  32. Dekalb 59-82
  33. Allegiant Short Stature 112
  34. Allegiant 10357
  35. Dekalb 57-23
  36. Brevant B09T79SX TMF
  37. 12-row Check Strip of Allegiant VBH3022H
  • Plot #2 will be the foliar trial plot including micronutrients, microbes, plant hormones, and fungicides.
  • This plot was planted with Allegiant 10357 at 30,000 seeds per acre.
  • Starting from the east:
  1. 24-row check strip
  2. 48-row strip to be sprayed with Envita
  3. 48-row strip to be sprayed with Copperfield
  4. 48-row strip to be sprayed with Unlocked
  5. 48-row strip to be sprayed with Delaro
  6. 48-row check strip
  7. 48-row strip to be sprayed with Moxon B
  8. 48-row strip to be sprayed with Moxon Mn
  9. 48-row strip to be sprayed with EB Mix + Moxon Mn
  10. 48-row strip to be sprayed with EB Mix
  11. 48-row check strip
  • Plot #3 will be testing different tillage practices, seeding depths, dry fertilizer additives, and starter fertilizer practices.
  • This plot was planted with Allegiant 10357 at 30,000 seeds per acre.
  • All trials were applied with Nue-Charge in Urea application unless indicated.
  • Starting from the east:
  1. 24-row check strip using no-till practice
  2. 24-row strip without starter and no-till
  3. 24-row strip with starter fertilizer and no-till
  4. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer and tillage
  5. 24-row strip with starter fertilizer and tillage
  6. 24-row strip with starter fertilizer and tillage
  7. 24-row strip with starter fertilizer and Xyway and tillage
  8. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, planted at 0.5 inches, and tilled
  9. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, planted at 2 inches, and tilled
  10. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, planted at 3.5 inches, and tilled
  11. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, will be top dressed, tilled
  12. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, will be top dressed, tilled
  13. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, will be top dressed, tilled
  14. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, dry fertilizer was applied with Trivar last fall, tilled
  15. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, dry fertilizer was applied with Trivar last fall, tilled
  16. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, dry fertilizer was applied with Trivar last fall, tilled
  17. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, No Nue-Charge, tilled
  18. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, No Nue-Charge, tilled
  19. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, No Nue-Charge, tilled
  20. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, No Nue-Charge, tilled
  21. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, No Nue-Charge, tilled
  22. 24-row strip without starter fertilizer, No Nue-Charge, tilled
  • Plot #4 is planted with Allegiant 7923 at 30,000 seeds per acre.
  • This will be sprayed and desiccated two weeks prior to Dakota Fest.
  • This plot will be used to showcase our combines during Dakota Fest.
  • TBD.
No Turn Compensation

No turn compensation

Turn Compensation

Turn compensation

  • 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.

A John Deere F4365 was used for dry fertilizer applications. All the plots except plot #1 were applied with MESZ last fall @ 153lbs/acre. Plot #1 did not receive a fall application of fertilizer. Plots 1, 2, and 3 were tilled last fall with the John Deere 2660 Vertical till unless indicated with no-till. Plot #4 was disked with the John Deere 2680H. All the plots were applied with Urea and Nue-Charge unless indicated. To plant the plot used a John Deere 8RX 410 Four-Track Tractor with 24-inch tracks and a John Deere 1775NT 24ROW30 Drawn Planter.

C & B Agronomic Plot Map

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