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    Brush & Weed Control in Pastures
    Brush & Weed Control in Pastures
    Feb 24, 2020 |
    Prairie meadows and native pasture provide relatively inexpensive supplemental forage for livestock and is a very valuable asset to Kansas producers.  Native pastures and hay meadows, however, require occasional maintenance to be as productive as possible.  Limiting...
    Deciphering Ag Technology
    Deciphering Ag Technology
    Feb 11, 2020 |
    Working with growers, I often find myself explaining all the Ag Tech tools Great Bend Co-op has to offer. About halfway through my pitch I often notice a look of confusion due to the array of tools we have to offer. I realize that trying to decide which tool will provide the...
    Crop Rotation Benefits
    Crop Rotation Benefits
    Jan 27, 2020 |
    Crop rotation is a practice of growing different crops on the same land in a recurring order.  Crop rotation is a great way to build healthy soils, control pests and a variety of other benefits. Learn more in this article by Great Bend Co-op Agronomist Christa Milton. 
    Paraquat Training Information
    Paraquat Training Information
    Jan 17, 2020 |
    Check out this information on required EPA-Approved paraquat training for all applicators, mixers, and loaders!
    Disease Control in Winter Wheat
    Disease Control in Winter Wheat
    Jan 13, 2020 |
    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 familiar to us, while others are variable and, thus less predictable. Among the more challenging...
    Conservation Programs Available
    Conservation Programs Available
    Dec 20, 2019 |
    CRP Sign-up Open. CSP & EQIP Program Deadlines Approaching for 2020 Crop Year

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Agronomy Articles

    Considerations for Choosing a Sorghum x Sudan Variety for Feed
    Considerations for Choosing a Sorghum x Sudan Variety for Feed
    Feb 27, 2020 | Answer Plot
    If you have challenging, moisture-stressed ground and a hot climate, you farm in the sweet spot for sorghum products. Since sorghum is about 30% to 40% more water-use efficient than a corn plant, growers in hot and dry environments common in the West and South can potentially...
    Fungicides Continued to Prove Their Value in 2019
    Fungicides Continued to Prove Their Value in 2019
    Feb 19, 2020 | Answer Plot
    In 2019, for the fourth year in a row in my area of west-central Minnesota, farmers saw very little if any foliar or fungal disease lesions on corn plants. You have to look really hard to find even a little bit of eyespot, common rust or northern corn leaf blight. Rarely do...
    New CROPLAN Wheat Varieties Show Excellent Potential
    New CROPLAN Wheat Varieties Show Excellent Potential
    Feb 19, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Do you have a goal of optimizing your wheat yields? WinField United is testing new varieties to find the next top performers for your fields. If you’re interested in trying out germplasm that’s unique to the industry and even in having a completely different look to your...
    What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?
    What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?
    Feb 12, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Imagine you’ve invested in a new state-of-the-art planter. You’ve done all the planter maintenance and calibration to set up for a successful spring, but in the midst of all that prep you forgot to fuel up your tractor. Without the tractor, that expensive planter can’t do its...
    Use Last Year’s Results to Inform 2020 Soybean Seed Selection
    Use Last Year’s Results to Inform 2020 Soybean Seed Selection
    Feb 05, 2020 | Answer Plot
    The winter months are a great time to review seed performance data to help inform decisions for spring planting. The latest Answer Plot® trial results are in , and despite the challenges of 2019, there were some standout soybean varieties that consistently performed well...