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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. 

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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.

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.

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.   

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.