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    July 2021 Key Discussion Points
    Jul 09, 2021 |
    July 2021 Key Discussion Points -  R7 Imagery to Reduce Risk Tissue Sampling for Micronutrient Applications Corn Disease and Spider Mite Control Grid Sampling Sale Fungicides for Plant Health and Disease Control on Grain Sorghum
    Soybean Planting Tips
    May 05, 2021 |
    Spring is here and so is the time to plant soybeans. Starting with a clean field, protecting your seed with seed treatments, and understanding your seed trait packages are key to a great soybean crop. 
    Corn Seed Treatments & Nutrient Management
    Apr 16, 2021 |
    As corn planting season approaches, read below about the top three seed treatments recommended by Great Bend Co-op and about protecting your nutrient investment. 
    Spring Planting Prep
    Apr 15, 2021 |
    Applying a residual product with these burndown applications is highly recommended. Residual products can help prevent new flushes of weeds from germinating and emerging. Many weeds are much easier to prevent than to control after emergence. Preventing further flushes of weeds...
    Managing Alfalfa in Spring
    Mar 25, 2021 |
    Learn about weed and insect management, nutrient applications, and why to read your alfalfa stand in these tips from our Great Bend Co-op agronomy team. 
    March 2021 Key Discussion Topics
    Mar 10, 2021 |
    As Spring is right around the corner, here are a few things to think about: Spring Alfalfa Management Wheat Topdress using Tissue Tests Spring Burndown = Clean Fields to Start the Season Fertilizing for Spring Planting Seed Treatements for Spring Planting

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Agronomy Articles

    5 Ways to Find Success With Fungicides
    Jul 21, 2021 | Answer Plot
    It’s time to bust the myth once and for all that fungicides aren’t worth investing in. Research has continually shown yield advantages when a fungicide application is made. In fact, our Answer Plot ® trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre...
    3 Tips for More Economical Fungicide Applications
    Jul 07, 2021 | Answer Plot
    When weighing purchase decisions, there are many factors to consider, but when push comes to shove, it’s all about the ROI potential. Here are three steps you can take to make more economical fungicide decisions, regardless of what the season brings. 1. Identify responsive...
    Tips For Managing Drought-Stressed Fields
    Jul 01, 2021 | Answer Plot
    You can purchase the right equipment, seed and inputs to set your season up for success, but you can’t control the weather. Navigating the challenges of Mother Nature is one of trickiest parts of farming. This is especially true when it comes to managing crops through drought...
    Use Response-To Fungicide Scores to Make Data-Based Decisions
    Jun 22, 2021 | Answer Plot
    This year’s favorable crop prices and solid market conditions offer a unique opportunity to invest in management strategies that can really bump up your yield and ROI potential. One of the considerations you may approach differently this year is fungicide applications. When...
    Use Response-to Scores to Guide Agronomic Decisions
    Jun 21, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Response-to scores can help you better match the hybrids you choose to your management style and farm environment, which allows you to allocate your crop inputs budget more precisely. For the last 10 years, WinField United has measured and recorded the response of various...