Steve Doench, Head of Sustainable Agronomy

Steve Doench

Head of Sustainable Agronomy

Steve Doench is a professional agronomist with over 20 years of global work experience. Steve has a B.S. in Agricultural Mechanization and a M.S. in Crop Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Steve has been a certified crop advisor (CCA) since 2001 and is also a Sustainability Specialist (SSp). Steve’s background involves being an agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, a global crop supply analyst, an agronomic advisor at Louis Dreyfus Company and the Director of Business Development at a successful agricultural technology start-up Agrible that was acquired by Nutrien.  Steve is supporting Exacto’s customers with agronomic insights to help them achieve their sustainability goals within the agricultural supply chain. 

Read Steve's blog posts:

Planning For 2022 Input Cost Increases

Planning For 2022 Input Cost Increase

Costs of crop inputs have increased sharply over the past 6 months and have set up a more challenging path to profitability for the 2022 crop season. This segment will focus on fertilizer cost increases and some ideas for managing costs without overly penalizing yield goals.

Corn Tar Spot 2021 and Beyond

This crop season, corn tar spot has developed into an important issue for midwestern corn farmers. Read how it affects yield and what can be done to minimize the effect.

US Crop Update September 14

US Crop update September 14

This week, the US crop update shares insights into the current drought status, the impact of historical and forecasted weather, and last but not least, the latest crop conditions and harvest updates with a comparison to the past years.

Corn crop progress corn August 2, 2021

US Crop Update August 3

The latest crop update for the USA shows corn and soybean affected by the drought conditions in North Dakota, including the weather forecast, and current crop conditions.

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