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2020 Soybean Seed Selection: Episode 100
2020 Soybean Seed Selection: Episode 100
Aug 23, 2019 | Answer Plot
Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa
Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa
Aug 20, 2019 | Answer Plot
Has excessive spring rainfall kept you from seeding your alfalfa this year? You still may have time to establish an alfalfa crop later this summer.    If you are considering a late summer seeding this year, plan to seed at least six to eight weeks prior to the end...
Episode 59: @yourEconProf - Part 1
Episode 59: @yourEconProf - Part 1
Aug 20, 2019 | Sunrise Cooperative
Join us for part one of our conversation with Matt Roberts, former econ professor at the Ohio State University, founder of The Kernmantle Group, and nationally-renowned expert and speaker on the grain and energy markets as he discusses food labeling, Mazda...
2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
Aug 16, 2019 | Answer Plot
Take Advantage of Sunrise Staples Discounts  
Take Advantage of Sunrise Staples Discounts  
Aug 16, 2019 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. has partnered with Staples for its office supply needs. Staples provides an assortment of office supplies, furniture, printing and meeting supplies for all Sunrise locations.
Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
Aug 09, 2019 | Answer Tech
Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year
Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year
Aug 08, 2019 | Answer Plot
As we saw this year, environmental conditions can throw a wrench in even the best laid-out crop management plans. Many farmers saw historic rainfall, planting was delayed and some acres were abandoned altogether. You’ll never be able to predict what the season will bring...
Tech Can Help Farmers Finish 2019 Strong
Tech Can Help Farmers Finish 2019 Strong
Aug 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
In a year where excessive rainfall has delayed planting and forced many farmers to plant in less-than-ideal conditions, making the case that ag technology is more valuable than ever can seem difficult. But actually, the utility and value of tech tools are amplified under more...
Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn
Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn
Aug 07, 2019 | Answer Plot
You don’t need me to tell you that the 2019 growing season has been one of extremes. By and large, we’ve had far too much rain over wide swaths of the country. Besides having a potentially negative effect on crop yields come harvest, there can be a host of other...
5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions
5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions
Aug 06, 2019 | Answer Plot
Selecting the right seed for the upcoming season is important, and you no doubt consider factors such as yield potential, soil type, population, fertility, standability and past performance when doing so. And though everyone wants the highest-yielding option, that particular...
Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies
Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies
Aug 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
As a farmer, you don’t need another task on your plate; you want something that’s going to help you manage what’s already there. And though irrigation may be an essential part of your operation, it takes time to scout and probe for moisture deficits, set up...
Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
Aug 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard
August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard
Aug 01, 2019 | Sunrise Cooperative
Many think an extra rider is harmless, but it is important that you understand the safety hazards involved with this dangerous practice.
Crop Model Field Report: July
Crop Model Field Report: July
Jul 29, 2019 | Answer Tech
This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. Over the next several months, we’ll be talking with the agronomists who are managing...
Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease
Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease
Jul 24, 2019 | Answer Plot
For many growers, wet conditions in May and June led to a much later start than desired. For example, here in Wisconsin, corn and soybeans are about two weeks behind their normal maturity for this time of year. Besides pushing the season back, this combination of late planting...
Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity
Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity
Jul 18, 2019 | Answer Tech
In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly and easily is essential. Not being able to retrieve it in your cab could mean a day without critical information, which could mean a day wasted. During the season, that’s not an option...
Will Early-Season Rain Affect Insect Populations?
Will Early-Season Rain Affect Insect Populations?
Jul 17, 2019 | Answer Plot
I’ve been fielding more questions from farmers this season about how wet and cool weather could impact insect pressure. As with any year, pest pressure is unpredictable, but there are three things to keep in mind when it comes to managing insects following cool springs...
Evolution in Alfalfa Trait Technology
Evolution in Alfalfa Trait Technology
Jul 15, 2019 | Answer Plot
If you grow alfalfa, you may have noticed that your new-seeding fields established particularly unevenly this year. Disease resistance during establishment in cold and wet soils may be one reason. Wet spring conditions can lead to situations that foster multiple races of...