Agronomy

Agronomy

The Agronomy Department at Great Bend Co-op handles a full line of crop nutrient and crop protection products with the needed support services to help the producer be more successful.  We apply over 450,000 acres per year, with the goal of getting to each field at our earliest opportunity.  We utilize a central dispatcher to dispatch our application equipment from our Great Bend and Russell facilities. We also have warehouse storage and fertilizer available other branches including Radium, Susank, Albert, Ellinwood, Pawnee Rock, and Dorrance.

Unlike many other cooperatives, we offer a full-service crop consulting program. With five agronomists and an agronomist assistant on staff, we cover over 40,000 contacted scouting acres. This sets us apart from the competition and allows us to better inform the customer of his current crop. We are out in the fields weekly allowing us to listen and keep in contact with the producer to address his or her needs and concerns.
 

Agronomy News

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Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - December 3, 2018

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - December 3, 2018

Vernalization of winter wheat is a critical step in the process for the plant to produce grain. Vernalization as defined is the induction of a plant’s flowering process by the exposure...

Dec 03, 2018
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Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 26, 2018

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 26, 2018

Lately, it seems like the word “sustainable” has been getting thrown around in conversations regarding farming and ranching operations. Today’s consumers are hit with a myriad of...

Nov 26, 2018
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Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly – November 19, 2018

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly – November 19, 2018

Cold days are great days for sitting down with your agronomist and Great Bend Co-op staff to build crop plans for the 2019 cropping season. Benefits of crop planning include: Allows...

Nov 19, 2018
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Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 12, 2018

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 12, 2018

With fall harvest starting to wrap up, now is the time to start thinking about the 2019 cropping season. What do big rains, weed pressure, and this years’ crop yields all have in common...

Nov 12, 2018


Ask An Agronomist

Ask an Agronomist is an interactive tab that allows our customers to submit questions concerning a wide range of topics such as; what is the best bind weed killer or when should I apply fungicide?

Once questions are submitted, the agronomy manager sends it to the agronomist who is best suited to help the customer and they get a response the same day.

Aerial Application

The Great Bend Co-op offers a full line of aerial application which includes herbicide, insecticide, or fungicide application. If the need arises for aerial application we can get the work order entered in the system for the application to be applied and then the invoicing is done in our office. The aerial application is an excellent tool to utilize.

Agronomy Team

Agronomy Locations

Agronomy Locations

Fax: 620-923-4322 Fax: 785-666-4214 Fax: 620-564-3342 Fax: 620-982-4818 Fax: 620-982-4446 Fax Number: 785-483-5322

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