Great Bend Co-op News

    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
    Introducing Merchant Ag, Our New Accounting System
    Feb 25, 2021 |
    Great Bend Co-op is excited to announce that we are switching our accounting system to Merchant Ag beginning March 1st, 2021. This change will bring improved communications among our internal processes and departments. Our employees have been working through training in-person...

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Agronomy Articles

    3 Tips to Maximize Micronutrient ROI
    May 05, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Be Confident In Soil Sampling Results
    May 03, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Establishing an effective fertility program is not a simple task nor a small investment. Whether you soil sample in spring or fall, you need to be able to trust the results so you can make confident fertilizer decisions, but accurate results only come from samples that are...
    Get Intentional About Tissue Sampling
    Apr 27, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Variances in weather conditions can create many challenges. If you’re not adjusting your crop nutrition decisions to account for the conditions, you could be steering your program in the wrong direction. Here’s how in-season tissue sampling and ag technology tools can help...
    4 Ways to Upgrade Your Early-Season Spray Program
    Apr 20, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Once your burndown application is complete and fields are ready for planting, it’s hard to think about anything but getting seeds in the ground. For effective weed management , however, planting must be balanced with a strategic herbicide program to ensure effective weed...
    What Could a Wet Season Mean for Your Crops?
    Apr 15, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Moisture is essential for optimal crop growth, but too much of it can flood fields and hinder plant performance. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you prepare for and mitigate the effects of saturated soils. 1. How is plant nutrition affected when crops receive...