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Is your crop's plate full? And maybe even a data card?

As we approach the upcoming holiday weekend, I'm reminded that we do have a lot to be thankful for in our industry. The opportunity to daily work towards producing tremendous crops and high-quality produce to feed the hungry world is an awe-inspiring thing.

As we approach and
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Is Your Crop’s “Fuel Tank” Full?

Our crops are in the ground and up in most of the Wheat Growers area, and let me say that the corn that is up and growing in the central and northern areas of the territory look absolutely fantastic! Soybeans are just up and looking great as well. Wheat continues to look excellent. WE HAVE A
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Wheat Stubble Management

With small grain harvest rolling along and getting completed make plans to manage your wheat stubble.
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Enhanze Starter Fertilizer - Field Results

To say the results are striking is maybe an understatement! The results are consistent and positive. To date, the product flat out performs at or above what we had hoped it would. We are seeing large, well-developed root systems and sturdy, healthy plants.
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Phosphorus: Early Availability Critical

Corn determines its maximum yield potential at stage V-5, or so. It turns out that available phosphorus, in the form of phosphate (P2O5), within the seedlings rooting zone, is one of the key factors for determining yield. While ample supplies of phosphorus, applied either in furrow or placed 2
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Residual Soil Nutrients - A Golden Opportunity

Some fall soil tests are coming back showing significant levels of residual nitrogen and possibly other crop nutrients due to drought conditions and lower than expected crop growth across much of the Wheat Growers service territory.  While residual nutrients can be looked at as a bonus,
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Variable Rate Fertilizer and Zone Soil Testing

Today I sat down to work on variable rate fertilizer maps and I stumbled onto a field that pronounces the importance of variable rate fertilizer and zone soil testing. I ran into a few things that everyone should be aware of. This is happening in almost all of the fields that I help
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Change is Coming

We all know that change is inevitable. There is increasing public concern about the role of crop nutrients, such as chemical fertilizer or manure, as it pertains to water quality from the local and regional levels to the international level. Public policy is likely to affect our fertilizer
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Current Soil Tests Vital to Profitability

A two or three year old soil test is no longer adequate for several reasons. While an extremely rough estimate can be made by subtracting crop nutrient removal and adding fertilizer values, it is an approximation at best. Crop yields, increased nutrient removal rates by current
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Wheat Growers’ Chamberlain Location Wins Top Environmental Award

Wheat Growers’ Chamberlain location has been honored with a Regional DuPont Environmental Respect Award. This award is the agriculture industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship among U.S. agricultural retailers.
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Fertilizer - Is it too late?

Some thoughts this morning as we have just concluded a meeting with all our Sales Agronomists:

Surveys show that about 35% of the farmers in our trade territory still need to finish purchasing their fertilizer for this year's crop.  That adds up to a bunch of
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Fertilizer Demand On The Rise

With the increased acreage reports coming out it will increase the demand for fertilizer. Urea has been strong these past couple weeks and will only be increasing in price as we move forward towards spring. Reports show that supply won’t be the biggest issue this spring but logistics
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Urea Prices Strong

Urea pricing is significantly stronger and is expected to continue to strengthen into spring.  Domestic production has had some unexpected problems and it is very late in the season for foreign vessels to get here in a timely manner.  Expect continued increases in urea
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