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

Great Bend
Spring Alfalfa Management

Spring Alfalfa Management

As fields finally start to dry out, and warmer temps seem to be finally sticking around, the alfalfa in the area will really start to take off soon. Below are some management tips for...

Mar 18, 2019
Great Bend
Grid Sampling vs. Zone Sampling

Grid Sampling vs. Zone Sampling

When looking into a precision ag program, there is often the question of "what’s the difference between grid sampling and zone management (or zone sampling)". The answer is not always...

Mar 11, 2019
Great Bend
Wheat Topdress in Spring

Wheat Topdress in Spring

Although winter seems to want to hang on, it will soon be time to get your topdressing done on your wheat. How do we know how much to apply to give your wheat enough food to prosper...

Feb 26, 2019
Great Bend
Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - February 11, 2019

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - February 11, 2019

Soil fertility is key in growing high yielding, high quality crops. The discussion of soil fertility normally starts with discussing the macronutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphate, and...

Feb 12, 2019
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Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - February 2, 2019

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - February 2, 2019

Long summer days offer up plenty of work for growers. There is no lack of decisions to be made during the growing months of spring planted crops. Pivot irrigation plays a crucial role...

Feb 04, 2019
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Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - January 28, 2019

Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - January 28, 2019

Getting to the Next Level of Yield Whether you are implementing new ag technology, hiring an agronomist, or applying that extra pass of water, your ultimate goal is usually the same:...

Jan 28, 2019

Nutrient Stabilizers

With input costs on the rise, producers are looking for the best options to improve return on investment. Nutrients tend to be one of the higher inputs on most crops, so what can we do to protect that investments?  Weather, soil type, and farming practices are big factors in nutrient loss. Click on the button below to learn more about nutrient loss pathways and stabilizer options. 

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Chemical Pricing Structure

We are now offering a three different pricing options for select chemicals, including herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides, offered at Great Bend Co-op. We understand that our farmers and their operations are all different, so we wanted to offer a little something for everyone.

The pricing tiers are as follows: 
Charge Price
Carry Out Price
Wholesale Price

For more details on the three pricing tiers, please click the link below. 

Chemical Tier Details


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.

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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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