Successful Farming Podcast

From the Editors of Successful Farming Magazine, hear from experts and leaders in the ag industry. Email

SF Podcast Episode 24: Anatomy of a Seed Treatment

When you purchase seed for the next growing season, it often comes coated with protection against insects and pathogens. Host Jodi Henke talks with Syngenta Seed Care Specialist Chad Vest about how and why seeds are treated, how to choose what treatments you need, and does seed color matter?

SF Podcast Episode 23: Getting the Most Out of Your Combines and Corn Heads

Downed corn and wet conditions are just a few of the challenges corn farmers have this fall. Successful Farming's Jodi Henke talks with Machinery and Technology Dave Mowitz and Denny Bollig, farmer and president of Dragotec USA, about getting the most out of your combines and corn heads. Learn how to harvest downed corn, prevent ear and grain losses, and make sure your corn head is operating like a champ for the best harvest possible.

SF Podcast Episode 22: Fall Soil Health Practices

Improving soil health can boost returns on crop production. Host Jodi Henke talks with Jodi DeJong-Hughes, an extension crop educator from the University of Minnesota. Hear about tillage, cover crops, and how to build up your soil's natural immunities against bad things that lie under the surface.

SF Podcast Episode 21: Disease and Insect Challenges in 2018

What insects and diseases challenged corn and soybean growers in 2018? How can producers stay ahead of these pressures in 2019? Listen in as host Jodi Henke and Successful Farming's Crops Technology Editor, Gil Gullickson, talk about the battle against bugs and diseases.

SF Podcast Episode 15: Agriculture Leading Brazil's Economy with Guilherme Ravache Part 1

Guilherme Ravache is the Editorial Director for Successful Farming Brasil. He recently visited the US and discussed several of the issues facing Brazil's ag industry and how the population of Brazil is dealing with some of the problems the country is facing, including the Operation Car Wash scandal, infrastructure issues, political unrest, and Chinese investment in their country.

Part 1 of this interview covers the more general issues. Part 2 will go more in-depth in the Operation Car Wash scandal, so be sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear that.