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Calculating Alfalfa Stand Quality

Apr 27, 2021

Predictive Equations of Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) provides an estimate of the quality, measured as Relative Feed Value (RFV), of a crop of first cutting alfalfa standing in the field. (Iowa State University)

New growth after frost damage in corn

Interactive Alfalfa Maturity Map

Apr 27, 2021

There is an optimum time to harvest alfalfa based off on the maturity and height of the plant. Once the maturity and height of plant is captured, feed value can be predicted.

Treated Seed

Jump-Start Your Yield Potential

Jan 12, 2021

Syngenta Thrive 2020 By Darci Maulsby Additions by Ken Jahnke Set your sights on high yields with the decisions made during planning and planting. Here are the seven top tips for starting the 2021 crop strong:1. Select seed to match your needs. Don’t focus exclusively on seedling vigor and yield potential. Economics are tight, but you need to plant the right traits that put you in a favorable position for success. The right traits for your needs are a powerful tool in your toolbox.

Soybean Thistle Caterpillar

Year End Crop Inputs

Dec 03, 2020

The 2020 crop year has just about come to a close. We have had a great fall giving us all time to harvest, apply fertilizer, soil test, till and many other tasks that sometimes get caught undone before winter sets in. Now, many of you have begun to turn your thoughts to 2021.  Seed should be at the top of your list. I hope many of you have a chance to book or take advantage of the early season prepay discounts, giving you the opportunity to lock in those top varieties from Croplan, Dekalb, Asgrow, Brevant or NK Seeds that we carry.  If you have not, please contact your agronomist today to work with you, using the R7 Technology, to match the right seed on the right acre to maximize your yield and ROI.

Soybean Thistle Caterpillar

Get a Head Start on Spring

Nov 05, 2020

Getting your phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) applications made now offer many advantages over spring applications.  The likelihood of dry soils, agronomic benefits, availability of fertilizers, your workload and time, are all factors on why fall is the preferred time over spring.  In addition, fall is also a good time to apply P for environmental reasons. There is generally a lower risk of P runoff with the typical fall weather and soil conditions.  If you think back on spring and weigh the pros and cons you will consider fall applications as one job that can be done now and not be at the risk of what the spring will bring. Contact your Premier Agronomist today and get a head start on your spring!

Casey Michek Agronomist

Hybrid Spotlight Video - NK0472-5222

Oct 26, 2020

Agronomist Casey Michek and Syngenta Rep Jon Biermeier discuss an NK hybrid they will be pushing to its limits in 2021. NK0472-5222 E-Z Refuge has a 104 day relative maturity with a moderate to high response to population and response to nitrogen.

Tanner Arndt Agronomist

Hybrid Spotlight Video - Dekalb 58-64 RIB

Oct 21, 2020

Agronomist Tanner Arndt discusses a Dekalb hybrid that he is excited to place on his growers' farms. Dekalb 58-64 RIB has a 108 day relative maturity with moderate response to population and response to nitrogen.

Dan Durst Agronomist

Hybrid Spotlight Video - Croplan 5146SS/RIB

Oct 18, 2020

Agronomist Dan Durst discusses a Croplan hybrid that has been performing well for his growers in a variety of scenarios. Croplan 5146SS/RIB has a 101 day relative maturity with moderate response to population and response to nitrogen.

Soil sampling

Give Your Fields the Nutrients They Need

Oct 14, 2020

Know the benefits of Fall soil sampling. Analyze your soil now to prepare for next season. Soil sampling is essential for developing an effective fertility plan for your operation. Take advantage of these three benefits by sampling your fields this fall. 

Croplan Corn Plot

Select Seed That Performs on Your Farm

Oct 08, 2020

Buying seed can feel overwhelming. With all the different genetics and traits going around, making agronomic decisions like hybrid placement can become a challenge. To optimize yield potential on your farm, our crop production specialists understand the importance of knowing how hybrids are affected by management.

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