The FieldLink Podcast

The FieldLink Podcast

The Helena FieldLink podcast is your resource for what’s going on in the field and the current events impacting your farming operation. Every other week, we’ll bring Helena and industry experts to you from around the country to discuss the world of ag. Wherever you farm, you’ll learn tricks to maximize your yield from true experts in the industry. Make sure you follow us on social media so you never miss an episode! Facebook: https://bit.ly/3pq8XVJ Instagram: https://bit.ly/347QAO8 Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hwvWdG LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3pwWLTh

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February 22, 2024 48 mins

With many FFA alumni working throughout our company, we’re excited to celebrate National FFA Week as members of the Tennessee state officer team visit our studio to share their stories during this FieldLink Podcast episode. Afterwards, we move our discussion to south Florida to talk with Todd Batchelder of Rentokill as he details how his business helps customers with insects, rodent control, and tree and landscape management servic...

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Do you have questions on how products come to be that you use to help your farm thrive? We have those answers and more as Patrick Ewan and Greg Smith of the Helena Products Group provide insight on what makes our products different from competitors. Their discussion covers product concept, formulation technologies and what the future holds for the Helena Products Group. Don’t miss Jody Lawrence’s commodity update as he joins us fro...

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A leading expert in viticulture education and host of the popular Vineyard Underground podcast, Fritz Westover joins Paul Crout, AGRIntelligence & Agronomy Manager for the Western US, to discuss wine grape production in the U.S. The USDA Grain Supply Report surprised traders and growers after its recent release, so Jody Lawrence visits to detail what that report means to producers before ending the show with tips for marketing ...

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January 11, 2024 30 mins

With discussions ramping up in Washington, D.C., over the Farm Bill, Sean McCarty, Helena Director of Government Affairs, returns to share valuable insight about the bill and other leading issues being debated by Congress. Tune in to our first episode of 2024 to see how your farm may be impacted by what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

 

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What a year 2023 has been for the FieldLink Podcast! Not only did we celebrate our 50th episode, we also discussed important topics along the way, such as the impact of mental health in agriculture and new products like Resgenix and Trico Pro. We also took a deep dive into the creation and history of beer in the “Beer, Barley and Hops” episode. Join us as we review 2023 and discover what impacted the grain markets and your farm’s p...

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Welcome to the 50th episode of the FieldLink Podcast! Since our first episode was released on March 3, 2022, we’ve covered a multitude of topics with industry professionals to help growers across the nation gain valuable insight and knowledge. In this special episode, we discuss the changing landscape of ag retail with Helena Executive Vice President Phill Hollis. Listen to learn how our company is working to meet the demands of gr...

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Do you have your sights set on protecting your crops and forestry operations from the ever-growing deer population in the U.S.? With totals of more than 20 million across the nation, deer are causing severe destruction to field crops and young trees, leading to significant economic impact. Brand Manager Dr. Michael Cox visits to detail how growers can use Helena’s newest repellent, Trico Pro, to protect their fields. Later, we catc...

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What do Maine blueberry growers, Massachusetts cranberry farmers and New York apple producers all have in common? They’re utilizing data from AGRIntelligence to better serve their operations while enhancing their sustainability insight and food security questions. AGRIntelligence Information Specialist Brad Dressler joins to discuss how the program can be used to help yield and improve the decisions you make at your farm. Stay tune...

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Nominated as a finalist for The Scoop’s 2023 New Product of the Year contest, Resgenix is helping growers better manage their water resources as watersheds across the country are being depleted as demand for food increases. Helena Brand Manager Austin Anderson and Products Manager Gene Maulding join to describe what this new product can do for ag professionals. Lastly, we hear from Jody Lawrence to cap off the show.

 

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October 26, 2023 64 mins

Cheers! This special episode features a closer look through the process of growing the key ingredients to a popular drink among the 21-and-over crowd — beer. We dive into the science, culture, history and innovation that has transformed this beverage through the years with the people who make it. Sit back, grab a cold one and relax while listening to this FieldLink episode!

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Do you have a plan of attack against weeds this fall? Controlling and eliminating weed growth can increase your chances of having a successful crop next year. Helena Brand Manager Mark Wayland details the importance of incorporating a fall burndown in your plan of action against weeds. You’ll learn how Barrage HF and Latigo Bold are our recommendations to target and kill weeds during burndown before the next planting season.

 

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Helena Branch Manager Dan Pianalto joins from Garden City, Kansas, to discuss the importance of growers incorporating Resurge into their winter wheat fertility programs. Then, Kody Blochowitz, Product Manager in Colorado, explains how strip-till farmers from the high plains are using Resurge. You’ll also hear insight into the latest WASDE report and how weather is impacting commodity prices from Jody Lawrence.

 

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September 21, 2023 31 mins

Fore! Heads up as we speak with AGRIntelligence Technician Cody Morrow to take a closer look into the latest trends on NFL teams and golf courses better managing their playing turf through the Helena Rx360 program. Cody also details the future of Rx360 and how this technology can be used beyond athletic competition. Stay tuned to hear from Jody Lawrence for a special World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on ...

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September 7, 2023 59 mins

Did you know the U.S. produces nearly 125,000 acres of onions each year? In this episode, we’ll visit with Helena Sales Representative A.J. Castellini to learn more about onions, their many uses and how growers from the Lower Hudson Valley in New York produce nearly 292 million pounds of this vegetable. Jody Lawrence caps off the show with insight on how oil prices will impact growers this fall.

 

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With harvest taking shape for nut and grape producers on the West Coast of the United States, Paul Crout, Helena Senior Product Manager and Agronomist, joins to discuss the importance of post-harvest fertility plans for trees and vines and the impact potassium may have. There are also updates on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour across the Midwest and the Ukrainian crop deal with Romania from Jody Lawrence.

 

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At this stage of the growing season, your soybean crops can be impacted by a duo of diseases that lead to reduced yields and financial losses for farmers — Phytophthora root rot and sudden death syndrome (SDS). Matt Boyer, Helena Agronomist, joins for the 40th episode to provide some insight on what’s causing the diseases to take hold of your soybean plants and ways to ward off the adversaries. Jody Lawrence returns to talk about t...

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Has tar spot been impacting your crops this growing season? Brad Hammes, Helena Product Specialist, details strategies to help combat this nasty disease that’s been affecting corn yield and quality in many parts of the U.S. and even into Canada. Then, we talk with Jody Lawrence as he explains the influence the recent bombing on the port along Ukraine’s Danube River may have on agriculture imports and exports throughout Central Euro...

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Jason Gregory, Coron Brand Manager, shares the yield-enhancing benefits of Coron Metra foliar applications. Tony Lourens, Fungicide and Insecticide Brand Manager, discusses how growers can protect yield potential from unwanted diseases and insect pressure. Plus, we catch up with Jody Lawrence as he breaks down the latest crop progress report from the USDA. Don’t forget to contact your Helena representative for a VIP ticket to our E...

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We speak with Garrett Brewer and Brian Carroll in Georgia to discuss critical nutritional needs for cotton, the crop that clothes the world, and how a Cotton Wise plan from Helena experts can help growers across the U.S. Cotton Belt from Virginia to California. Jody Lawrence joins later to talk about the volatility of the commodity markets, the impact of dry weather across the Midwest, interest rates, and demand.

 

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Hear from John Ivison, Helena Branch Manager from upstate New York, on insect control for apple growers. Keep listening as we catch up with Helena Professional turf customer Kelly McDowell at Fairway Lawns in Georgia, and Helena Professional Products Area Manager Dirk Doyle from Texas, who discuss the increased demand for professional grass turf services for homeowners. Don’t miss commodity news like the Midwest drou...

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