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
Paraquat Training Information

Paraquat Training Information

Check out this information on required EPA-Approved paraquat training for all applicators, mixers, and loaders!...

Jan 17, 2020
Great Bend
Disease Control in Winter Wheat

Disease Control in Winter Wheat

Each year, the average wheat crop in Kansas, encounters a plethora of pests en route to reaching its full, potential yield.  Many of these threats are easily identified and...

Jan 13, 2020
Great Bend
Conservation Programs Available

Conservation Programs Available

CRP Sign-up Open. CSP & EQIP Program Deadlines Approaching for 2020 Crop Year...

Dec 20, 2019
Great Bend
Field Forecasting Tool by WinField United

Field Forecasting Tool by WinField United

In the growing digital age of agriculture, machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming more prominent. Using machine learning and a “digital twin” can allow us...

Dec 09, 2019
Great Bend
Market Facilitation Program

Market Facilitation Program

Market Facilitation Program Application Deadline Quickly Approaching...

Nov 18, 2019
Great Bend
Need Help Marketing? AgriEdge Can Help.

Need Help Marketing? AgriEdge Can Help.

Marketing, Record Keeping, and Reporting - Oh my! ...

Nov 11, 2019

Fertilizer Market Insights

Each week, WinField United® provides market commentary called Fert Source. These insights into the fertilizer market can help provide clarity on current pricing, fertilizer availability, and global and regional market demands.
 
To see the latest issue, click the button below.  
 

Latest Update

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 investment?  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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Premier Consulting Program

The Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Department offers our producers an in-house option for crop consulting. We have agronomists located at several branches throughout our territory.

Our Premier Consulting Program provides the grower with a weekly or bi-weekly check of the crop, a written report and discussion with our agronomist, recommendations for pest and weed control, soil and tissue sampling, crop planning, and much more. 

Click Below to Learn More About Premier Consulting

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 will pass it along to the agronomist who is best suited to help you and try our best to get you an answer in the same day!

Aerial Application

The Great Bend Co-op offers a full line of aerial application which includes herbicide, insecticide, or fungicide application. Our aerial service also offers an option of applying dry fertilizer by air. 

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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