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

John Deere provides great value to our customers with equipment that is bigger, faster, and stronger.  They also are leading the ag industry in technology that makes this equipment connected, smarter and more precise.  At the end of the day, the customer is focused on putting more bushels through the combine and as a result, each pass they make across the field must have an positive agronomic effect on plant health to achieve this goal.  John Deere equipment and technology provides a complete end-to-end 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. 

For 2020, C & B Operations has partnered up with Cenex Harvest States – Farmers Alliance and a local grower.  We have secured 137 tillable acres to showcase equipment and farming practices that can improve your bottom line. This field is located between highway 38 and I-90 just east of Mitchell, SD, so many of our customers will be passing by it throughout the year.  It is also close to the Dakota Fest grounds so we plan to do a larger field event during Dakota Fest, August 18-20, 2020. 

This year, C & B planted corn in the plot, but Mitchell, South Dakota is home to many different crop types and in the future, we plan to focus on other crop types.  For this spring’s planting, we took care of the prep and plant activities for the plot, but during the year we will communicate specific dates that will give our employees and customers the opportunity to come 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 Corn Plot

  • CHS will be planting a number of different corn hybrids to showcase their products. 

Crop Care Plot

  • 100 day corn
  • Agronomic Trials
    • Foliar applied micronutrients
    • Foliar applied fungicide verses 360 under cover applied fungicide
    • Aerial imagery for crop health
    • Side Dress Nitrogen through different methods

Tillage practice and starter fertilizer plot

  • 100 day corn
  • Agronomic Trials
    • Strip till with and without starter fertilizer
    • No Till with and without starter fertilizer
    • Vertical till with and without starter fertilizer
    • Conventional till (field cultivator) with and without starter fertilizer
    • Conventional till with Trivar (phosphorus stabilizer)
    • Conventional till with no Nu-Charge (nitrogen stabilizer)
    • Conventional till no starter as a check.

Planting and Early Harvest Plot

  • 79 day corn
  • Agronomic Trials
    • Exact Emerge verses Max Emerge
    • Aerial imagery for weed detection for sprayer prescriptions
    • Early harvest for corn during Dakota Fest.  Showcase different 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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What's Going On At The Plot?

The Equipment


Post-Harvest Prep