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    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Nov 15, 2018 | Answer Plot
    A donation from WinField United will enable aerosol researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) to study what’s blowin’ in the wind. And then use that knowledge to help farmers.   A large wind tunnel once housed at the...
    Use Tech to Shrink the Corn Yield Gap
    Use Tech to Shrink the Corn Yield Gap
    Nov 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    This past season, I worked with a number of farmers and their local trusted advisors using  predictive modeling. We wanted to determine optimal timing and rates for nutrient applications and enable a quick response to crop stresses to protect yield potential. Preliminary...
    Sunrise Cooperative Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to Local Youth
    Sunrise Cooperative Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to Local Youth
    Nov 13, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    The annual scholarship awarded 50 students for agriculture focused essays.
    Maximizing Yields, Plant Health and Profits With Crop Nutrition
    Maximizing Yields, Plant Health and Profits With Crop Nutrition
    Nov 13, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    The way farmers approach raising high-yield crops is changing.
    Scout Now to Get Ahead of Spring Weeds
    Scout Now to Get Ahead of Spring Weeds
    Nov 06, 2018 | Answer Plot
    A proactive approach to crop protection starts at harvest. Whether you’ve already finished harvest or are about to wrap up, your view from the cab is the perfect vantage point to evaluate your 2018 weed management strategy. Knowing what worked — and what didn&rsquo...
    It’s Not Too Early to Talk Fungicides
    It’s Not Too Early to Talk Fungicides
    Nov 06, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Farmers often ask me when they should plan to purchase their fungicides for the season. My answer is, in the off-season AND in-season. It seems contradictory, but there are good reasons to make purchases both times of the year.  It’s not just about disease pressure<
    Sunrise Supports Ohio Youth
    Sunrise Supports Ohio Youth
    Nov 06, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Cooperative has officially completed another year of supporting our local 4-H and FFA youth at the county fairs.
    Nurture Your Seed to Reach Its Potential
    Nurture Your Seed to Reach Its Potential
    Nov 01, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Every bag of seed has tremendous yield potential. Having a trusted advisor who understands how to place the best genetics on the right soils is critical, but perhaps even more important is what happens between planting and harvest.  Robust testing
    Consider a Back to Basics Approach for Crop Fertility
    Consider a Back to Basics Approach for Crop Fertility
    Nov 01, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Chances are you have some routines and standard processes in place for managing your crop. You’re probably fertilizing, taking care of weeds and choosing the right hybrids for your acres. But, are you keeping plant physiology in mind when you make those decisions? It'...
    Success in 2019 Starts with the Right Cotton Varieties
    Success in 2019 Starts with the Right Cotton Varieties
    Nov 01, 2018 | Answer Plot
    With any luck, you have navigated cotton harvest through a soggy fall and are looking ahead to 2019 planting decisions. Yield and quality are always top considerations when selecting cotton varieties, but there are additional factors you and your agronomist will want to keep...
    Sunrise Announces Retirement Redemption
    Sunrise Announces Retirement Redemption
    Nov 01, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Cooperative has announced retirement redemption.
    October Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture
    October Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture
    Nov 01, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents.
    Introducing Daily Market Comments with Craig Haugaard, VP of Grain
    Introducing Daily Market Comments with Craig Haugaard, VP of Grain
    Oct 24, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Get your daily market update Monday - Friday, with Vice President of Grain, Craig Haugaard.
    New Episode of Precision Vision Podcast Released
    New Episode of Precision Vision Podcast Released
    Oct 24, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Episode 21: Let's Talk Tech with Teddy Bekele is now available! Click to listen!
    A New Way to Help Ensure Data Transparency
    A New Way to Help Ensure Data Transparency
    Oct 24, 2018 | Answer Tech
    As a farmer, do you wonder how your data is being used and where it’s going? You want your technology provider to offer insights and advice about how to improve on-farm performance based on your fields and your data. But you probably don’t want that provider using...
    Understand the Value of Foliar Health
    Understand the Value of Foliar Health
    Oct 23, 2018 | Answer Plot
    If you could look into a crystal ball during 2019 planning, what would it tell you? Obviously, there’s no predicting the future in agriculture, but you can use data to help inform your decision-making.   Every year, WinField United generates response-to-fungicide...
    Making Drones an Everyday Tool
    Making Drones an Everyday Tool
    Oct 22, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Anyone who is capturing imagery with a drone knows that it’s a time- and labor-intensive job. And once you’ve collected a large library of high-resolution images, you need to know how to organize and analyze the data to obtain beneficial insights. These are just...
    Quickly Predict Corn Plant Drydown
    Quickly Predict Corn Plant Drydown
    Oct 22, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Monitoring cornfield drydown trends can be time-consuming and needs to be done during one of the busiest parts of the growing season. It’s difficult to walk every field and collect samples to test for grain moisture and assess late season stands when there are so many...
    Testing the Future of Spray Technology
    Testing the Future of Spray Technology
    Oct 19, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Not all DRAs are created equal. Host Jon Zuk is joined by WinField United senior engineer Dan Bissell to discuss the groundbreaking spray research coming out of the Innovation Center on the latest episode of The Deal With Yield podcast.
    Use Tech to Evaluate Hayfields Now
    Use Tech to Evaluate Hayfields Now
    Oct 19, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Once the last hayfield has been cleared, it’s time to start planning for next year’s alfalfa crop. Use these postharvest tips and take advantage of ag technology to help you accomplish this important end-of-season task.  Identify trends The R7® Field...
    Adjuvant Research That Proves Itself in the Tank
    Adjuvant Research That Proves Itself in the Tank
    Oct 18, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Every spring, you probably make a significant investment in crop protection products. But are they performing as well as they could be? Adding a quality adjuvant to your tank mix can help more product reach its target and be more effective once it gets there.  Finding ans
    Manage for More Yield on Non-Rotational Acres
    Manage for More Yield on Non-Rotational Acres
    Oct 18, 2018 | Answer Plot
    The advantages of crop rotation have been well documented over the years. But market conditions and on-farm needs are pushing more farmers to skip rotations and opt for continuously cropped acres instead. If you’re one of those farmers, here are some considerations to...
    Record Solid Data to Make Sound Nutrient Decisions
    Record Solid Data to Make Sound Nutrient Decisions
    Oct 15, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Are you evaluating the benefits of a late-season nutrient application? Work with your local trusted advisor to use the R7® Field Forecasting Tool to determine if this decision makes sense for your fields.  Take a look…backwards It’s true that the R7...
    2019 Board of Director Election Results
    2019 Board of Director Election Results
    Oct 04, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Cooperative has announced the results of its 2019 Board of Directors election.
    4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling
    4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling
    Oct 01, 2018 | Answer Tech
    If you want to increase your opportunity to maintain a profitable farming operation, you need to obtain information efficiently and cost effectively so you can make smarter decisions. Zone soil sampling is one way to get base measurements to assess your soil’s health and...
    Save Time and Effort When Gathering Yield Data
    Save Time and Effort When Gathering Yield Data
    Sep 21, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Do you take time at the end of the season to download, save and catalogue yield data from your combine? The rewards you’ll reap from retrieving this valuable information will be well worth the time and effort. Here are some tips to make gathering and using your yield...
    2018 Election Results
    2018 Election Results
    Sep 12, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Cooperative has announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors election.
    Using Tech to Battle Fall Armyworm in Uganda
    Using Tech to Battle Fall Armyworm in Uganda
    Sep 11, 2018 | Answer Tech
    According to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), fall armyworm was first confirmed on the African continent in 2016. Fall armyworm can feed on 80 different crop species, including corn, a food staple in Africa. This pest has been found in more than...
    Come Visit us at Farm Science Review
    Come Visit us at Farm Science Review
    Sep 10, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Cooperative will be at the Farm Science Review September 18, 19, 20 in booth 633.
    Addressing the Challenge of Crop Residue
    Addressing the Challenge of Crop Residue
    Sep 10, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    No-till has become a standard management practice across Ohio, improving yields, crop performance and providing a variety of benefits for farmers, the land and environment.
    September Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards
    September Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards
    Sep 10, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    When farming workers suffer injuries from machinery, they can often be severe or even fatal. Therefore, it is important that you recognize potential hazards and take the necessary precautions to avoid injuries.
    Tap Into Tech for Silage Harvest
    Tap Into Tech for Silage Harvest
    Sep 10, 2018 | Answer Tech
    There are probably a number of qualities you’re looking for in your corn silage crop, including adequate nutrient and moisture levels as well as optimal tonnage. One way you can help ensure optimal ROI and yield potential is by using the appropriate ag technology to...
    Cotton Farmers Weave Tech Into Their Operations
    Cotton Farmers Weave Tech Into Their Operations
    Sep 05, 2018 | Answer Tech
    A number of farmers are seeding their cotton crops more efficiently, targeting applications more precisely and gauging plant growth more effectively with ag technology. Here are some of the ways you can leverage tech to help optimize your cotton crop.  Variable-rate...
    Seven Years of Data-Backed Decisions
    Seven Years of Data-Backed Decisions
    Aug 28, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Since its introduction in 2011, the R7® Tool has evolved from a means of broadcasting Answer Plot® data to a wide audience and helping farmers make seed purchasing decisions into an industry-leading decision ag solution. Here’s a brief look at the tool’s...
    Wheat Receiving Schedule
    Wheat Receiving Schedule
    Aug 27, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    As we approach row crop harvest, Sunrise Cooperative grain facilities will no longer be accepting wheat. Click here for our wheat receiving schedule.
    New Episode of Precision Vision Podcast Released
    New Episode of Precision Vision Podcast Released
    Aug 24, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Episode 17: What We're Seeing - an in season recap of the Field Forecasting Tool is now available! 
    Making Rural Connectivity a Reality
    Making Rural Connectivity a Reality
    Aug 23, 2018 | Answer Tech
    If you live in a rural area, you know exactly the dip in the road where you’re going to lose your cell phone signal. Finding stable cellular connections in rural America can be challenging and dropped calls are always frustrating.   Because of this, many of the...
    Ag Tech Soars in St. Louis
    Ag Tech Soars in St. Louis
    Aug 22, 2018 | Answer Tech
    The InfoAg Conference, a trade show featuring the latest in precision ag technology, was held last month in St. Louis. According to the InfoAg website, 1,222 people attended the event, and WinField United was one of the 110 exhibitors on hand to demonstrate products and answer...
    Drones Navigate the Wild Blue Yonder
    Drones Navigate the Wild Blue Yonder
    Aug 07, 2018 | Answer Tech
    American Robotics, a drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, is supplying the drones for a trial taking place now through August 10 that will demonstrate how drones can be used practically on the farm. The company is partnering with Mid Kansas Cooperative (MKC...
    August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard
    August Safety Tip: Extra Riders are a Hazard
    Aug 06, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Many think an extra rider is harmless, but it is important that you understand the safety hazards involved with this dangerous practice.
    June Safety Tip: Evading Pinch Point Hazards
    June Safety Tip: Evading Pinch Point Hazards
    Aug 06, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Nearly all equipment you work with on the farm presents pinch point hazards. The most common sources of pinch point injuries in agribusiness are belt drives, chain drives and gear drives in power transmission devices.
    Sunrise Precision Solutions Chats with Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net
    Sunrise Precision Solutions Chats with Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net
    Jul 19, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Precision Solutions team members chat with Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net on the 2018 Sunrise Equipment offerings.
    7 Ways to Turn Data Into a Prescription
    7 Ways to Turn Data Into a Prescription
    Jul 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Effective in-season management of inputs like nutrients and crop protection products can help you promote crop health, foster sustainability, and achieve optimal ROI and yield potential at harvest.   The R7® Tool uses data from nearly 200 Answer Plot® locations...
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Calibrate Your Nutrient Management
    Jul 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Have you ever received results of an early-season tissue test that indicated your corn was low on nitrogen? If so, did you wonder if it was because you didn’t apply enough or because the plant roots weren’t big enough to take up the nitrogen that you applied...
    July Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers
    July Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers
    Jul 05, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Your job in agriculture involves lifting heavy loads and stooping excessively, both of which can cause serious back injury.
    Get More From Tissue Sampling With Tech
    Get More From Tissue Sampling With Tech
    Jun 14, 2018 | Answer Tech
    You’re probably using many forms of technology to help grow your business, but with innovative thinking, you may be able to apply that technology in new ways on your farm. The process of tissue sampling, for example, has typically been fairly low tech. But there are...
    Turn Response to Fungicide Data Into ROI
    Turn Response to Fungicide Data Into ROI
    Jun 13, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Do response-to scores factor into your choices for corn seed? Let’s take a close look at how WinField United determines a hybrid’s response-to-fungicide (RTF) score and how you can pair that valuable data with in-season tech tools to optimize your ROI potential...
    AkerScout™ Update Adds Functionality
    AkerScout™ Update Adds Functionality
    Jun 12, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Farmers have a lot to think about each season, so it’s important to find tools that help them stay on top of various field duties. AkerScout™ is a free, easy-to-use crop scouting app that was introduced last year. The app has now been updated, with new versions for...
    Establishing a Safety Culture
    Establishing a Safety Culture
    Jun 11, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Sunrise Cooperative has built a culture that emphasizes safety in the workplace.
    Sunrise Cooperative Wins in Federal Court
    Sunrise Cooperative Wins in Federal Court
    Jun 05, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture improperly rescinded an Ohio farming cooperative’s ability to offer insurance rebates to its members after a merger that doubled its membership, the Sixth Circuit ruled Monday.

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