Author

Colin Pennington

Colin is the U.S. Crop Nutrition Product Marketing Manager at FBN® with over 14 years of experience in product marketing and communications in the agriculture industry.

He brings a passion for education and innovation through his experience helping bring numerous new technologies to row crop farmers over the years. Colin currently resides in St. Louis, MO with roots on the family farm in northeast IA.


Oct 16, 2023

by Colin Pennington

Buying seed for next season can be a tricky process. You have to weigh performance and price for a particular hybrid or variety to make strong ROI-based decisions for your operation, but all too often you lack access to the critical data you need to make informed choices. Here are five key questions


Oct 02, 2023

by Colin Pennington

When it’s time to buy seed, selecting which varieties to invest in to optimize your profit potential can often be a daunting decision. Here are three common pitfalls to avoid when selecting seed. Mistake #1: Focusing Exclusively on High Yields While high yield is important for maximizing productivit


Aug 01, 2023

by Colin Pennington

To address potential late season yield-limiting deficiencies, plants need an optimally balanced package of nutrients. Excessive application of a single nutrient can negatively affect the absorption and impact of others, often leading to yield problems. By strategically balancing nitrogen, phosphorus


Jul 05, 2023

by Colin Pennington

While growers may not have control over environmental conditions and other sources of crop stress once planting is complete, they can develop a proactive crop protection strategy to fortify yield potential throughout the growing season. With this goal in mind, farmers and agronomists are always on t


May 12, 2023

by Colin Pennington

Leading up to and through planting, growers work to find a balance with mother nature, hoping to capitalize on the optimal conditions needed to get a crop in the ground. Once planting is complete, we become even more at the mercy of those environmental conditions we no longer control, still with hop