Three words that describe Dave:
Forgiven, Optimistic, Loyal
Anything with family!
What are you most proud of?
My children and grandchildren.
What makes Legend Seeds different?
Our independent ownership and the ability to market products from all genetic and trait sources.
I started in genetic product selection in 1985 and I have been in the seed business ever since then. During this time have always worked in Nebraska and I expanded into South Dakota starting in 1987. In college I studied Agribusiness and I became fascinated with crop production, specifically genetic evaluation of corn, soybeans and alfalfa. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being able to help a producer find a solution to a struggle that they have been challenged with. They might say, “Can you come look at my corn? I’ve been struggling with this for ten years.” Of course there are times when I don’t have the answer, but when I do have the right solution or product I often gain a friend for life and a customer for life, too.
Before opening a bag of seed, be sure to read, understand and accept the stewardship requirements, including applicable refuge requirements for insect resistance management, for the biotechnology traits expressed in the seed as set forth in the technology agreement that you sign. By opening and using a bag of seed, you are reaffirming your obligation to comply with the most recent stewardship requirements.
Do not export Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Monsanto grants express permission for such planting.
As of this printing no dicamba herbicide product has been approved for commercial in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. DO NOT APPLY DICAMBA HERBICIDE IN-CROP TO Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans in 2016 unless you use a dicamba herbicide product that is specifically labeled for that use in the location where you intend to make the application. While no in-crop use of dicamba is currently approved, some dicamba products may be labeled for weed control prior to planting a crop and subject to minimum plant back restrictions. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW TO MAKE AN IN-CROP APPLICATION OF ANY DICAMBA HERBICIDE PRODUCT ON Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans, OR ANY OTHER PESTICIDE APPLICATION, UNLESS THE PRODUCT LABELING SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZES THE USE. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans and follow all pesticide product labeling.
Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto's Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans have been approved for cultivation in the U.S. and Canada, and for import in Australia/New Zealand, Colombia, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The single events in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans have been approved for import in the EU. As of February 2, 2016, E.U. stack approval for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans is in the final stage of approval and is expected but not guaranteed to be received in the near future. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.
B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state.
IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: Genuity RIB Complete corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. Always read and follow IRM requirements.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Contact your Monsanto dealer or refer to Monsanto's Technology Use Guide for recommended Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System weed control programs. Acceleron and Design, DroughtGard, Genuity Design, Genuity Icons, Roundup, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and DesignÂ®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend, RIB Complete and Design, RIB Complete, SmartStax and Design, SmartStax, SR Design, VT Double PRO and VT Triple PRO are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. LibertyLink and the Water Droplet Design is a registered trademark of Bayer. Herculex is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design and Respect the Refuge are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.
SOYBEAN PIRACY STATEMENT: Seeds containing the Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield or the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend traits can only be used to plant a single commercial crop. It is unlawful to save and replant Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield or Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. Additional information and limitations on the use of these products are provided in the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement, the Monsanto Technology Use Guide, and 2016 Technology Use Guide Addendum to include Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans. U.S. patents for Monsanto technologies can be found at the following webpage: http://www.monsantotechnology.com
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*Pending regulatory approvals.
2016 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg'd), the Bayer Cross (reg'd), ILeVO, Liberty, LibertyLink, Poncho, VOTiVO, and the Water Droplet Design (reg'd) are trademarks of Bayer. Not all products are registered for use in all states. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866- 992-2937) or visit our website at www.BayerCropScience.us.
LibertyLinkÂ® Patent Statement: Seeds containing the LibertyLink trait are protected under multiple U.S. patents and may be planted only to produce one (1) commercial crop, and only after signing a Bayer Grower Technology Agreement. It is illegal to save or catch seeds containing the LibertyLink trait for use as planting seed or for transfer to others for use as planting seed.
Respect the Rotation is an initiative to elevate the importance and grower adoption of herbicide diversity to prevent or manage weed resistance. Glyphosate weed resistance is a dominating threat throughout the United States that affects land values, rental agreements, conservation tillage and can greatly reduce yields. The use of Integrated Weed Management practices, such as use of residuals, pre-emergence herbicides and rotation of crops, traits and herbicides, is critical as no one method is likely to be completely successful.
Caution: Do not spray E-Z Refuge products with Liberty Brand Herbicide. Agrisure, Agrisure Artesian, Artesian, Agrisure Duracade, Agrisure Viptera, Avicta, Concep, Cruiser, CruiserMaxx, E-Z Refuge and Maxim are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Agrisure Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Herculex Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Dow AgroSciences LLC. HERCULEX and the HERCULEX Shield are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
CruiserMaxx Corn 250 is an application of Cruiser 5FS insecticide delivered at the 0.25 mg a.i./seed rate and Maxim Quattro fungicide.
Avicta Complete Corn is a Restricted Use Pesticide. For use by certified applicators only. Growers planting Avicta treated seed are not required to be certified applicators. Avicta technology is protected by U.S. Patent No. 6,875,727. Avicta Complete Corn is an on-seed application of Avicta Complete Corn 250 or Avicta Complete Corn 500, alone or in combination with sufficient Cruiser 5FS to deliver 1.25 mg ai/seed of insecticide.
STS logo is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. DuPont and STS are trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates. STS is a tolerance gene that allows aggressive rates of either Synchrony XP herbicide or Harmony SG herbicide tank mixed with glyphosate in post, in-crop applications. This provides a simple, cost-effective weed control option for tough weeds such as lambsquarters, marestail, morning glory, ragweeds, yellow nutsedge, and many other broadleaf or sedge weeds in soybeans. Contact your local DuPont agriculture retailer or local sales representative for details. Always read and follow all label directions and precautions for use.
Clearfield and Headline are registered trademarks of BASF Agrochemical Products B.V.