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    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 Weekly - September 24, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Weekly - September 24, 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 |
    Volunteer wheat can harbor disease and insects that may cause problems in wheat planted this fall. Control volunteer and other grasses to break the “green bridge” or time that green plants are present when or before new wheat or small grains emerge this fall.
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Update - October 22, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Update - October 22, 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 |
    As we are all aware, our area received an uncommonly high amount of rain over the last couple weeks. This has caused some headaches with the 2018 fall crops in the field, slowing or stopping harvest completely. It has also wreaked havoc on wheat drilling. Some fields were...
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Update - October 29, 2018
    Great Bend Co-op Agronomy Update - October 29, 2018
    Nov 05, 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

    New Zinc Treatment Available for 2019 Corn Seed
    New Zinc Treatment Available for 2019 Corn Seed
    Nov 20, 2018 | Answer Plot
    The micronutrient zinc is important to corn plants for a number of reasons. Zinc acts as a catalyst for enzyme creation and is a precursor for auxin hormones that signal seed germination. When early zinc levels are adequate, there is more consistent seed germination and plant...
    Help Farmers Know More With FieldReveal
    Help Farmers Know More With FieldReveal
    Nov 19, 2018 | Answer Tech
    As a retailer, you’re always looking for high-value, cost-effective ag tech tools to bring to your farmer customers. But in a challenging farm economy and a saturated ag technology marketplace, how do you ensure the tools you’re bringing to the table are the right...
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Nov 16, 2018 | Answer Tech
    A donation from WinField United will enable aerosol researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) to study what’s blowin’ in the wind. And then use that knowledge to help farmers.   A large wind tunnel once housed at the...
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Nov 15, 2018 | Answer Plot
    A donation from WinField United will enable aerosol researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) to study what’s blowin’ in the wind. And then use that knowledge to help farmers.   A large wind tunnel once housed at the...
    Use Tech to Shrink the Corn Yield Gap
    Use Tech to Shrink the Corn Yield Gap
    Nov 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    This past season, I worked with a number of farmers and their local trusted advisors using  predictive modeling. We wanted to determine optimal timing and rates for nutrient applications and enable a quick response to crop stresses to protect yield potential. Preliminary...