GB Agronomy News

COVID-19 Notification

Mar 27, 2020

Please read Great Bend Co-op's COVID-19 Notification to all Patrons, Employees, and Business Vendors from March 27th, 2020.   

Alfalfa Spring Management Tips

Mar 02, 2020

As fields finally start to dry out, and warmer temps seem to be finally sticking around, the alfalfa in the area will really start to take off soon. Below are some management tips for the upcoming spring season.

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 competition from non-forage species is one factor required for sustained high quality and forage yield.

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 most benefit for your operation can be just about as overwhelming as using the tool itself. Working together, we can make this decision as painless as possible.

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

Jan 17, 2020

Check out this information on required EPA-Approved paraquat training for all applicators, mixers, and loaders!

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 pests are a host of microscopic organisms classified as fungus or bacteria and can be found both above and below ground, in one form or another.

Conservation Programs Available

Dec 20, 2019

CRP Sign-up Open. CSP & EQIP Program Deadlines Approaching for 2020 Crop Year

Field Forecasting Tool by WinField United

Dec 09, 2019

In the growing digital age of agriculture, machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming more prominent. Using machine learning and a “digital twin” can allow us to see how a crop might respond to different circumstances. Understanding these crop responses allows us to make better use of our inputs to create the best ROI possible. Field Forecasting Tool (FFT) by Winfield United is an example of this technology.

Market Facilitation Program

Nov 18, 2019

Market Facilitation Program Application Deadline Quickly Approaching

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