Great Bend Co-op News

    EPA Final Rule on Specified Dicamba Products Update
    Jun 09, 2020 |
    On Monday, June 8, 2020 the EPA released its final cancellation order for the following in-crop dicamba products: Xtendimax® with Vaporgrip® Technology, Engenia®, and FeXapan®. This article will help define what the means for Great Bend Co-op and our customers....
    Wagner Announced as CEO of Great Bend Co-op
    May 29, 2020 |
    Please join the Great Bend Co-op Board of Directors and all Employees in welcoming our new Chief Executive Officer, Chris Wagner! 
    Scouting Report - May 26, 2020
    May 26, 2020 |
    Scouting report from your Great Bend Co-op Agronomists for the week of May 26, 2020. 
    Overlapping Residual for Optimizing Weed Control
    May 20, 2020 |
    Pigweeds can grow as much as an inch per day, so that 1-inch pigweed can be a 6-inch pigweed within a week and have over 30 growing points. Pigweeds and grasses compete with our crops for moisture, sunlight, and nutrients and can be detrimental to yield.
    Spring 2020 Newsletter
    May 01, 2020 |
    Earlier this week, Great Bend Co-op sent out our Spring 2020 Newsletter to update our patrons on the changes going on at our organization. Read the digital version here!
    Spring Tips - Planter Calibration
    Apr 20, 2020 |
    Planting season is upon us. In fact, some of you may have already started putting some seed in the ground. Hopefully you all had a chance to look over some of the most important aspects of your planter. In case you haven't, we have put together a quick checklist of things...

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Agronomy Articles

    3 Tips for Choosing the Right Wheat Seed Treatment
    Aug 04, 2020 | Answer Plot
    It’s time to finalize your wheat seed purchases for 2021. Make sure that a high-quality seed treatment is part of the package to get plants off to a healthy start and protect them throughout the season from diseases and insects. Here are three questions to consider when...
    3 Tips for More Economical Fungicide Applications
    Aug 04, 2020 | Answer Plot
    When weighing purchase decisions, you consider many factors, but ultimately you want to maximize your return on investment potential. However, variables that are out of your control sometimes make that hard to do. Here are three steps you can take to help make more economical...
    Prioritize ROI and Boost Plant Health With a Fungicide Application
    Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
    At the beginning of the 2020 growing season, we introduced five fundamental decisions to help you improve the profitability of your operation. One of those fundamental decisions, an effective fungicide application, is especially relevant now as you scout for potential disease...
    Sunflowers Have Good Potential for Variable Rate Seeding
    Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Sunflowers Have Good Potential for Variable Rate Seeding Chris Heidrich District Sales Manager Bismarck, ND Like any crop, sunflowers can respond well to variable rate populations, provided you have enough variability in your fields. The trick, of course, is finding the right...
    Managing Against Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Wheat
    Aug 03, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Managing Against Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Wheat Kyle Okke Agronomist Dickinson, ND Weed resistance is a popular topic of conversation in any growing season, as it’s a problem that impacts every farmer regardless of location. Repeated use of a specific herbicide can lead...