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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Need Help Marketing? AgriEdge Can Help.

Need Help Marketing? AgriEdge Can Help.

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

Nov 11, 2019
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November 2019 Key Discussion Points

November 2019 Key Discussion Points

Ag21 Scouting Program Fall Wheat Management 2020 Crop Planning NRCS Programs Utilizing 2019 Tissue Samples for 2020 Plans  ...

Nov 05, 2019
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Fall Alfalfa Management

Fall Alfalfa Management

Q&A on Management of Alfalfa in the Fall...

Oct 28, 2019
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Freeze Effect on New Alfalfa and Small Grains

Freeze Effect on New Alfalfa and Small Grains

How will last week's freeze effect your recently emerged alfalfa and wheat?...

Oct 14, 2019
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October 2019 Key Discussion Points

October 2019 Key Discussion Points

Key Discussion Points from Great Bend Co-op Including: Premier Acre Program AgriEdge Program Atrazine Residual Burndown Yield Monitor Calibration National Co-op Month...

Oct 01, 2019
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Scouting Report - September 23, 2019

Scouting Report - September 23, 2019

Harvest Update and Safety Tips...

Sep 23, 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 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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Ag21 Scouting 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 Ag 21 Consulting and Scouting 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. 

Coming soon - updated Ag21 contracts for 2020

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. 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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