Agronomy

Powerful Data and Localized Insights

May 04, 2020

WinField United’s R7® Tool is a suite of tools that utilizes in-season imagery and Answer Plot® data to help you make the best, most informed decision for your farm. The R7 Tool also includes tools such as the R7 Field Monitoring Tool and R7 Field Forecasting Tool.  

Micronutrients: The Key to Proper Crop Nutrition and Higher Yields

Apr 27, 2020

Much research has been done in the last 10 to 15 years about the relationship of micronutrients — like sulfur, boron, zinc, magnesium, and manganese — to the major nutrients — nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The research shows that, at the correct ratio, the “micros” combined with the “majors” can have a significant impact to yield of crops including corn, soybeans, forages, and many others.  

Maximize Your Soil’s P and N

Apr 20, 2020

It’s one thing to apply nutrients to your soil, and it’s another to optimize their effectiveness in a growing crop, especially with phosphorous and nitrogen. This is what Verdesian Life Sciences calls Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE).  Verdesian Life Science’s Andy Ulmer shares his insights on how to maximize the benefits of these two important nutrients in your soil.  

Get Growing with Plastic Mulch

Apr 13, 2020

The popularity of growing plants with plastic mulch has increased in the last few years. As more and more vegetable and specialty crop farmers are embracing the practice, they’re also sharing the benefits, which include:  

What To Consider About Soil Temps at Planting

Apr 06, 2020

With a mild winter behind us and spring getting started, the state’s current five-day soil temperature average, as of March 30, is 63 degrees.   

Improve pastures with summer annuals

Mar 30, 2020

You may have heard the saying that grass is the best weed control, and it’s a true statement — provided the pastures and hayfields have a high population of desired grasses.  

EC+ Enhanced Calcitic Lime

Here’s the secret to a lush lawn

Mar 23, 2020

Extra time at home this spring? Why not make your lawn more beautiful? The secret to a thriving, healthy lawn is your soil pH.

Power up your wheat standability with Palisade

Mar 16, 2020

Over the past decade or so, plant growth regulators have been introduced into commercial wheat production throughout winter wheat growing areas, including the South. Palisade from Syngenta is the most popular of these products and by far most widely used in our trade area.   

Using Variable-Rate to Optimize Input Efficiency

Mar 09, 2020

Variable-rate planting and applications can help you allocate your in-field investments more precisely and place seed and other inputs where they will perform optimally. Here are some tips to create effective variable-rate prescriptions for the upcoming season.  

Advice for Growing Strawberries in 2020

Mar 02, 2020

It’s the time of year when strawberries should begin to wake up from their winter dormancy. Wait! Did we even have a winter?!? Did the strawberries even go dormant?  

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