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This Corn Was Not Roundup Ready !

Discussion in 'Agricultural Operations' started by Tinkerer, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer Senior Member

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    Four weeks ago this field of corn was on track to go 180 bushel plus per acre. Then the farmer had a crop service company spray it with Roundup for weed control. 500 acres total I was told. I hope the crop service company has good insurance ! IMG_0746.JPG
     
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  2. Ronsii

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    Looks like there's still some weeds standing....
     
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    Hailed out.
     
  4. Hobbytime

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    are they sure it was round up sprayed..time for a soil sample..
     
  5. colson04

    colson04 Well-Known Member

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    Our agronomist did that to us twice in two different years. Not corn, but alfalfa. We only plant round up ready corn, but we used to plant non round up ready alfalfa. Used to. They paid for the seed to replant and that was it. Nothing for lost fertilizer, nothing for labor or fuel to till and seed. Just new seed at whatever seeding rate you planted before.

    Since they want to be extra generous with the round up, we decided it was in our best interest to only plant round up ready seed from then on.
     
  6. Tinkerer

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    Ya Colson, I bet the the guy that planted that corn will be planting everything Roundup ready after this. He will most likely be on the losing and of the settlement he gets. I was told that the the company that did the spraying had screwed up in their office communications in regards to what kind of chemicals to use.
     
  7. colson04

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    He will be. Been through those issues with the ag companies and the farmer always pays for someone else's screw up.

    The same company failed to correctly setup their fertilizer spreader when they spread urea on an 80 that we rent. They ended up leaving narrow bands instead of evenly broadcasting the field. Long story short, we get half a yield on some of our best ground and they would only discount the costs of application.
     
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    Poison... *sigh* flame on.
     
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  9. crane operator

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    I don't know--- seems like I pay for all my own screw ups, but farmers can get paid quite a bit for not doing their job. If we've got too many cranes around- think I could get uncle sam to send me a check for cranes that I park this year and don't use? (CRP- LDP payments anyone?)

    Maybe instead of mandating we put corn alcohol in all our fuel, we should mandate that all construction jobsites have a crane on them, whether its cost effective or not, or what it does to crane rental prices..., heck lets put 3 cranes on every site, and a excavator, a backhoe, dozer, and a forklift, with a man to run each one. Four or five supervisors too. Safety first. It will be good for the planet.

    Then again, if I had to put up with all the gov't paperwork for the hand outs, I'd probably do nothing but whine and complain about how bad I have it with low prices, no rain, and high input costs.....

    All in good fun to you farmers, honestly, I don't think I'd trade places with any of you. I've actually got it pretty good myself. I don't have to worry about whether the govt is going to bail me out, because I know they're not going to, so I don't loose sleep worrying about it...
     
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  10. Bumpsteer

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    Roundup ready is gone on our property, Tom changed over to Liberty, Mares tail is running rampant, it's roundup resistant, thinks it's fertilizer.

    Bad part, Liberty is 3x the cost of glyophosphate, no generic available, bend over and smile.

    Ed
     
  11. Plant Fitter

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    So. The farmer gets the crop service company to spray a crop with Roundup, that's not a Roundup ready crop. Why is it the fault of the crop service company?
     
  12. Tinkerer

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    The crop service company is a fairly large company. I was told it was an internal miscommunication in their office. Not the fault of the delivery truck operator or the applicator operator.
     
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    Okay I mis-interpreted the wording.
     
  14. check

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    Almost sounds like they have a method to coerce people to buy roundup ready seed. This might be one of those cases where "the end result reveals the original intention".
     
  15. Hobbytime

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    you are correct...funny its the same company monsanto that makes both.....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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  16. Tinkerer

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    It is really sad when Monsanto happens to learn about farmers that plant a previous years Roundup Ready crop for seed the following year. Here is what happened to farmer (Vernon Bowman) in Indiana after he went to his local elevator and bought bin run soybeans for seed. ---->The Supreme Court ruled 76-yr-old Indiana farmer must pay Monsanto $84,456 for planting second-hand seeds from a granary. Some seeds in the mix were patented by Monsanto.
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    Monsanto has enough influence with both political parties to get their way. Apparently they have some judges in their pockets too. thLOKZCPC9.jpg
     
  18. Hobbytime

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    not to get heavy into anything political, monsanto has everyone in their pocket..
    thats why its so hard to find heirloom seeds anymore that arent GMO or tampered with..
     
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    Using bin run seeds is becoming a thing of the past.....Bayer has "Liberty" crops now, they don't play well with Roundup, just as Roundup ready doesn't like Liberty.
    Sadly Liberty doesn't have a generic equivalent (yet) and is priced 4x higher than generic roundup.

    Ed