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Protect Plants From Stress with Biostimulants

Jun 02, 2021

During the lifespan of a crop, it’s faced with numerous stressors that can chip away at yield. So what can you do to protect plants from stress? It starts with keeping crops healthy from day one with good management practices. Toggle® is a biostimulant fertilizer used in corn, soybeans, cotton and other crops. It’s derived from seaweed and enhances root growth, promotes synthesis of antioxidants and improves photosynthesis by increasing chlorophyll production in plants. 

June Dairy Month

From the Manager's Desk

Jun 01, 2021

A couple of weeks ago we finished mailing out our annual cash patronage and equity redemption checks. As I have in past years, I had the pleasure of rewarding a few of our longtime producer members with their equity redemption checks. These are always special to hand out in person because they represent the eligible equity typically accumulated in one of the former cooperatives that became part of Premier over the years. In some cases, they are quite surprised to receive the old eligible equity, and some are even more surprised by the amounts. 

Emerging Corn Plant

The Big 5 This June

Jun 01, 2021

As we progress thru the growing season, we are entering a period of time that making correct agronomic decision can have great impact on your ending yields this fall. Stress as we know it is often not a good thing. How to mitigate that for your crops is key. Looking ahead to the coming month there can be decisions to help decrease stress. I am going to call it “The Big 5” for the month of June.

Aerial Spraying Corn

Get Money Back if You Don't Hit 105% of Your APH

May 25, 2021

Fungicide Warranty Program - There is tremendous uncertainty in the response of fungicide applications. Applying fungicide to your corn acres is a big investment and the results from the Answer Plot® program showed an average of 5.6 to 40.4-bushel-per-acre yield response, depending on the hybrid. At $3 corn, this is a $104 range of outcomes. At the top end of this range, you’re making out like a bandit, but at the bottom end of this range, you’re not even covering your cost of application. In the past, you would have no option, but to shoulder all this risk.

Corn Leaves

Get the Most Coverage from your Fungicide

May 25, 2021

Fungicide Warranty Program - There is tremendous uncertainty in the response of fungicide applications. Applying fungicide to your corn acres is a big investment and the results from the Answer Plot® program showed an average of 5.6 to 40.4-bushel-per-acre yield response, depending on the hybrid. At $3 corn, this is a $104 range of outcomes. At the top end of this range, you’re making out like a bandit, but at the bottom end of this range, you’re not even covering your cost of application. In the past, you would have no option, but to shoulder all this risk.

Beef calf

Have No Doubt If There's A Drought

May 19, 2021

Conditions have been very favorable for a successful calving season this year. Not having to battle mud and the associated challenges that present themselves when we calve in wet, damp, cold environments can lead to some benefits. However, our mindset will soon shift as concerns of plentiful precipitation, pasture quality and longevity may be of greater concern. This month we take a look at a few decision-making opportunities when our region is challenged with drought conditions.

School Bus

Save Your Budget with Propane Autogas

May 19, 2021

Your district shouldn't have to spend precious time or money worrying about things other than your students. Reduce the hassle and the cost of your fuel with Propane Autogas. Here's how we can save you thousands:

Sprayer

Get Notified When We Finish Applying in Your Field

May 14, 2021

Tired of wondering if we have spread/sprayed your field? This spring, all our applicators have been equipped with iPads to electronically submit their application reports.  With this new technology, we now have the ability to automatically alert you when we have finished your application order. As soon as we pull out of your field, you will get a text and/or email.  

Fertilizer

ANVOL® Nitrogen Stabilizer

May 11, 2021

Maximize your yield by supplementing nitrogen, sulfur or other valuable micronutrients when the crop’s needs are at its highest demand. Including a nitrogen stabilizer like ANVOL can reduce cumulative ammonia loss to 12 percent, compared to losses of more than 30 percent with untreated urea.

Fertilizer

Fungicide Application Windows

May 03, 2021

A fungicide targeting foliar diseases is only as effective as its application timing. Generally, there are three key growth stage options to choose from — V5-V7, V8-V10 and VT-R1 — for making a fungicide application, and there are advantages and disadvantages associated with each stage. We’ve taken an in-depth look at these options, the pros, cons and expectations associated with a foliar fungicide application at any of these stages.

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