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    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - December 3, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - December 3, 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 |
    Vernalization of winter wheat is a critical step in the process for the plant to produce grain. Vernalization as defined is the induction of a plant’s flowering process by the exposure to prolonged periods of cold weather. Wheat will NOT flower unless it is vernalized.
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 26, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 26, 2018
    Nov 26, 2018 |
    Lately, it seems like the word “sustainable” has been getting thrown around in conversations regarding farming and ranching operations. Today’s consumers are hit with a myriad of information concerning the goods and services they are purchasing. However, the usefulness and...
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly – November 19, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly – November 19, 2018
    Nov 19, 2018 |
    Cold days are great days for sitting down with your agronomist and Great Bend Co-op staff to build crop plans for the 2019 cropping season. Benefits of crop planning include: Allows for easier prepaying options, increase ROI when you can purchase at lowest prices of the...
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 12, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 12, 2018
    Nov 12, 2018 |
    With fall harvest starting to wrap up, now is the time to start thinking about the 2019 cropping season. What do big rains, weed pressure, and this years’ crop yields all have in common that might affect next year? Nutrients and nutrient carry over are affected by these things...
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 5, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - November 5, 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 |
    If you have been out in the country lately, you may have noticed the wheat looks a little odd. We are getting a lot of questions and comments on the yellowing and browning of the wheat that was drilled before the big rains. There are a few potential reasons for the...
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Update - October 29, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Update - October 29, 2018
    Oct 29, 2018 |
    Now is the time to be checking your fields for winter annuals Corn harvest is winding down, while soybeans and milo are still rolling in steadily. Still hearing reports of pods splitting and shattering in the field.

Agronomy Articles

    Season 15, Episode 3: A Clinical Approach to Management Practices
    Season 15, Episode 3: A Clinical Approach to Management Practices
    Dec 14, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Nitrogen Management: 3 Key Takeaways From the 2018 Season
    Nitrogen Management: 3 Key Takeaways From the 2018 Season
    Dec 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    If I had to summarize the 2018 growing season in the Midwest, one word comes to mind: wet. In my area, we saw almost 60 inches of rain from planting to harvest, which is double the average that we’d normally get in Iowa. As you can imagine, keeping nitrogen in the root...
    Organize Now to Get the Most From Next Year’s Data
    Organize Now to Get the Most From Next Year’s Data
    Dec 12, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Ag companies are investing in innovative technology tools to help farmers harness, dissect and apply data to improve their operations. However, there’s not one tool that does it all, so it can be a challenge to organize files and information across all platforms. Here...
    A Winning Option for Spring Wheat
    A Winning Option for Spring Wheat
    Dec 11, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Reliability and stability are key ingredients for wheat seed, particularly if it is grown on variable soils. And having two varieties in one bag — pairing one that has a particular strength with another that has a completely different but complementary one — can...
    3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation
    3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation
    Dec 10, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Now that harvest is wrapped up, many farmers are focusing on planning for next season. If you haven’t been using ag technology tools on your operation, it may be a good time to work with your local advisor to see how they could benefit your bottom line. Here are 3 tips...