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KRISS® Biostimulant for High Management Alfalfa

Jun 30, 2020

Biostimulant Fertilizer for High Management Alfalfa - Containing plant-based amino acids and seaweed extracts, Kriss® biostimulant fertilizer can help enhance plant growth and resistance to stress. The primary positioning of this product is to help drive yield potential and feed quality on highly managed alfalfa.  What are biostimulants? Natural compounds used to enhance plant growth or increase resistance to abiotic stress.What is KRISS® biostimulant fertilizer?Registered as a 5-8-4 NPK fertilizerCombination of seaweed extracts and plant-based amino acidsActive compounds include tryptophan, arginine and plant extractsKRISS® biostimulant fertilizer can help drive yield and quality on highly managed alfalfa by supporting regrowth

Protecting Alfalfa Quality and Tonnage

Jun 30, 2020

Advances in technology continue to bring innovative ways to improve quality and tonnage for your alfalfa crop. Just in the last few years biostimulants have become an integral part of top alfalfa production.  Here at Premier Cooperative we have incorporated that technology into our “QT” Alfalfa Treatment Program. 

Beef Cattle in Lush Pasture

Cattle Market & Creep Feeding Webinar

Jun 18, 2020

As we wrapped up National Beef Month just a few weeks back, we THANK YOU all for everything you do day-in and day-out to provide us with wholesome quality protein to feed our families and friends. As we put national beef month behind us we still have everyday needs, marketing, and management decisions that need to be made to ensure our operations are profitable and we obtain the desired outcomes we expect in the fall when we decide to market or retain ownership of our calf crop. All this is dependent on market and how many pounds we sell can be influenced by management on farm, allow us to play a role in providing you some insight on dollars you can expect and dollars you could gain.

WI FARM SUPPORT PROGRAM – APPLY TODAY

Jun 16, 2020

From the WI Department of Revenue, the Farm Support Program will be providing direct payments to farmers that suffered economic damages in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on gross farm income from 2019, the minimum payment is $1,000 and the maximum amount is $3,500. While not a large payment, the online application should be relatively quick to complete with funds expected to be issued on July 15th.

nitrogen deficient corn field

Ugly Corn Syndrome

Jun 16, 2020

The 2020 corn crop got off to fairly early start, with generally good soil conditions in our area. However, as we are approaching the V3 to V5 growth stages in corn, we can begin to notice some yellowing. This is especially true in areas of the field that we know are stressful (i.e. compacted areas, sandy knolls, wet spots, etc.), but we can also notice the corn becoming off color in other areas where the cause may not be quite as obvious. I like to call this affliction “Ugly Corn Syndrome”.  Now is the perfect time to scout it out! We need to consider all the factors affecting our fields… fertilizer and manure applications, cropping history, compaction, residue management, and tillage practices, to try to determine the best course of action to relieve the plant stress we are seeing. This is also the perfect time to pull plant tissue samples in order to get an exact snapshot of what both “Ugly” and “Normal” parts of a corn field may be lacking. The key is to get our scouting and sampling done right now, so that we still have time to apply management to the corn before it gets too tall to allow us in the field. Give your Premier agronomist a call today so that they can get their boots in your field.

Show animals

Get Rewarded For Your Show Animals

Jun 15, 2020

In 2002 Premier instituted a new program to reward the youth in our area for their participation in showing of LIVESTOCK at the fairs in our trade area. Over the years we have rewarded thousands of kids with tens of thousands of dollars for their hard work and commitment to animal agriculture. This year, because COVID has canceled most fairs and pretty much everything else, we are offering a new program. Each student of a Premier member who had planned on showing LIVESTOCK at a fair will be eligible to earn $30 whether or not they were able to show the animal (and earn a ribbon). The student's parent will need to upload to our website a picture of themselves with their animal while holding the attached Premier logo for the picture. The logo can be printed in color or black and white. Each student who successfully uploads a completed form will receive $30 regardless of the number of animals they had planned to show. After receiving the emailed picture, we’ll compile them weekly and send out checks to the students. Look for your picture on our website—premiercooperative.com. Thanks for participating and supporting animal agriculture.

WI DATCP Guidance on Dicamba

Jun 12, 2020

The following guidance was issued by WI DATCP regarding the use of certain Dicamba products. If you were in possession of any of these herbicides as of June 3, 2020, you can continue to apply these products consistent with the label until July 31, 2020.​You cannot distribute or sell these herbicides as of June 8, 2020. This includes unfulfilled deliveries. If you purchased these products but did not take delivery prior to June 3, 2020, you will no longer be able to take delivery of these products. You must return any unused or unsold product through the proper channels through whom the product was purchased

Dicamba Update

Jun 08, 2020

In response to the recent federal appeals court ruling regarding the use of certain dicamba products, the WI DATCP announced late on Friday that the court’s decision to remove the registration for several herbicides will not immediately impact Wisconsin soybean producers.

Maximizing Your Spray Investment

Jun 05, 2020

With post emergent herbicide applications upon us for corn and soybeans, it is important to put together the right tank mix so you can eliminate weed pressure before it impacts yield potential. While selecting the right herbicides and rates is always top of mind, don’t forget to include the right adjuvant package in your tank to ensure the active ingredients reach your intended target. Depending on the herbicides you choose, a water conditioner, surfactant and/or drift control agent might be required to prevent mixing problems and off target movement.  

Address Early-On Issues With Technology

Jun 05, 2020

After the rush of spring planting, it can be hard to monitor every field for in-season problems such as poor stands, nutrient deficiencies, seedling diseases, early-season pests and weed pressure. There’s just not time to go back and perform manual scouting evaluations on every field it seems. Early detection of issues can make all the difference in yield potential at harvest. That’s where the R7® Field Monitoring Tool and NutriSolutions Tissue Testing can help.   

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