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Chopping Corn

Take 4 Steps at Harvest for Quality Silage

Aug 25, 2020

Many moving parts need to be in place to get the best quality silage at harvest. With harvest quickly approaching, consider these four tips to help inform your silage harvest strategy. 1. Prep your Equipment Don’t wait until the last minute to get your equipment ready for harvest. Ensure you have equipment adjusted correctly depending on the cut length you’re aiming for. 

Corn Harvest

The 0% Interest & Get All Your Seed Discounts Financing

Aug 19, 2020

Often with our financial decisions the question isn’t so much about “Can I invest in/purchase X to improve my operation?”, the question is “If I invest in/purchase X to improve my operation, can I also invest in/purchase Y and Z?”X, Y, and Z could be different options based on your personal situation. For an expanding operation, it could be a new piece of equipment (or land) to increase your throughput or bring down your cost per acre...

Soybean Thistle Caterpillar

Scout For These 4 Problems to Prepare For Harvest & 2021

Aug 17, 2020

Importance of Late Season Scouting The sprayers out in the field are slowly rolling to a halt, while harvest equipment is starting to be greased up and ready to go. In the midst of all this, our fields tend to get placed on the back burner, when they should really be the stars of the show. This time of year, the more time you invest in your fields the more knowledge and insight you can gain for this year’s harvest and future cropping seasons.

Alfalfa Growth Stages

5 Simple Steps for Success with Late-Summer Alfalfa Seeding

Aug 11, 2020

Alfalfa is a versatile crop with a wide range of recommended seeding dates, but if you have land available for alfalfa, you must finalize your plan soon. Follow these five steps to help make your next alfalfa seeding a success:1. Alfalfa request a neutral soilPerform a soil test to determine pH, potassium and phosphorus levels. Alfalfa requires a neutral soil pH of 6.8 to 7.2 to reach its yield potential, and incorrect soil fertility levels will lead to lost production.