Agronomy

Adding extra value to dry fertilizer

Feb 24, 2020

Few combinations benefit improved pastures and hay fields as much as fertilizer with weed control. It’s been common to include herbicide with liquid fertilizer, but more recently, it’s become possible with dry fertilizer in select states.  

Three Actions to Get the Most from your Adjuvant

Feb 17, 2020

A tractor is a necessity on the farm, but without fuel it’s useless. The same principle applies to herbicides and adjuvants. Until a herbicide’s active ingredient meets its intended target, it doesn’t really have much benefit. That’s why adjuvants are an essential tank-mix partner for effective weed control. Here are three actions you can take to ensure your weed control program gets the job done.

Spring Reseeding Options for Forage

Feb 10, 2020

Spring is a good time to replenish a lost forage stand or to establish a new stand by interseeding perennials or annuals into existing grass. Your local Co-op carries some great options from Allied Seed, a company partially owned by the Co-op system including FSG 506 Orchardgrass, Select Tall Fescue, and Derby Timothy.  

Fine-tuning Fertilizer Prescriptions with Multiple Yield Goals

Feb 03, 2020

As soil sample results begin to roll in, it’s time to start analyzing the data to set yield goals for spring fertilizer applications. Whether you use variable or traditional flat rate applications, it’s important to set a yield goal and determine fertilizer amounts. Two questions to ask are “What yields am I trying to achieve in this field?” and “What nutrient removal will occur with that goal?”  

Frost Seeding Clover — Ask Our Experts

Jan 27, 2020

By Brett Jones, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative regional agronomy specialist, and Greg Aston, Allied Seed South Central sales representative  

Dealing with soil drainage issues

Jan 20, 2020

Almost every grower has at least one field with drainage issues. Although it may sometimes seem hopeless, there are some ways to improve a field’s drainage. Listed below are three sugesstions.  

Prepare Your Spreader Now for the Spring Rush

Jan 13, 2020

With spring fast approaching and planting season just around the corner, now is the time to ensure your fertilizer spreader is ready for the task. Spreaders that have been idle over the winter months need a thorough service and inspection to safeguard against in-season downtime. Follow these seven steps to get ahead of the game before it starts.  

Top 4 Specialty Crop Takeaways from 2019

Jan 06, 2020

Ben Gilbert, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s specialty crops agronomist, shares his top four takeaways from 2019

A Year in Review -- Forages

Dec 30, 2019

Brett Jones, an agronomist for Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, shares his statewide take-aways from the 2019 hay season.   

Hats, hats, hats.

Dec 23, 2019

One thing most farmers have no shortage of is hats.  I’ve heard a lot of stories over the years about over running closets full of hats from various farmers vying for a farmer’s business. 

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