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Corn Harvest

Garbage In, Garbage Out – Importance of Calibrating Yield Monitors

Sep 18, 2020

From maintenance on combine heads to replacing feeder house chains, there is no shortage on the amount of work that needs to be done before heading out to the field. However, there is one very important piece that is often overlooked…the Yield Monitor.

Corn Harvest

Forget Surprises, Plan Ahead -- Harvest Plan

Sep 15, 2020

Harvest is an exciting and extremely busy time of year. As you run around making sure equipment is ready to go, stop and ask yourself. Are you ready? Do you have a harvest plan in place? Where will you start and where will you end up?

Soybean Thistle Caterpillar

Start Ordering Seed for 2021

Sep 04, 2020

Fall harvest is on everyone’s mind, but it’s also time to think about ordering your 2021 seed. Ordering your seed early offers great advantages such as best variety selection, along with early order and CASH Discounts to offer you the best pricing of the year. Financing is also available to help you take advantage of the seed discounts at very manageable rates. Give your Premier Agronomist a call today for more details on any of the offers mentioned.

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.

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Visit Our "Premier Acres" Plots

Aug 03, 2020

Want to catch up on the latest advancements and trends in crop production to position your operation for success?  Then we invite you out for a visit to one of our four Premier Acre Plots in your area.  With the growing season moving along and harvest on the horizon, now is a great time to meet with your Premier Agronomist amd receive a personal tour. Gain insights on the latest technology and practices that could help add yield and profit to your crop management programs. The plots are located in Fennimore, Bloomington, Mount Horeb and Mazomanie.

Potato Leafhoppers Destroying Alfalfa in Southern WI

Jul 10, 2020

Alfalfa Potato Leafhopper - As the AC units are rolling in full force this week, so is the Potato Leafhoppers development in alfalfa.  In a poll across our area, leafhopper counts have increased well above the economic threshold. Why is this a concern?  

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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