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    3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation
    3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation
    Dec 10, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Now that harvest is wrapped up, many farmers are focusing on planning for next season. If you haven’t been using ag technology tools on your operation, it may be a good time to work with your local advisor to see how they could benefit your bottom line. Here are 3 tips...
    Season 15, Episode 2: Digging Into Nutrient Deficiencies in Alfalfa and Soybeans
    Season 15, Episode 2: Digging Into Nutrient Deficiencies in Alfalfa and Soybeans
    Dec 07, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Hosts Joel Wipperfurth and Jon Zuk expand on the nutrient deficiency conversation on this episode of The Deal With Yield. Jon gives a look into 2018 soybean yields and the common nutrient deficiencies seen in fields across Minnesota. Joel talks alfalfa and the decision-making...
    Enhance Your Variable-Rate Fertility on Wheat
    Enhance Your Variable-Rate Fertility on Wheat
    Dec 05, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Are you looking to boost the yield and ROI potential of your wheat crop? If so, more intense, targeted nutrient management in areas where it will be most effective could help you push your crop to the next level of bushels per acre and protein content. Here are some tips to...
    Sunrise Cooperative Facilities Achieves Year Four Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship
    Sunrise Cooperative Facilities Achieves Year Four Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship
    Dec 05, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Continuing their commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Sunrise Cooperative facilities in Attica, Ballville, Crestline, and Norwalk have achieved certified status for year four through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program.
    4R Program Celebrates More Than Fifty Certified Facilities; Announces Year Four Certifications
    4R Program Celebrates More Than Fifty Certified Facilities; Announces Year Four Certifications
    Dec 05, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, now in its fifth year, is proud to announce more than 50 facilities are now certified in the program.
    Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic
    Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic
    Dec 04, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Make room on your calendar this winter for an opportunity to improve your operation’s profitability. WinField United retailers will be hosting more than 3,500 clinics across the country to share agro
    Dec 03, 2018 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of the Deal With Yield, hosts Joel Wipperfurth and Jon Zuk discuss the various challenges impacting this year’s harvest, including compaction, common disease pressures like SDS and nutrient deficiency trends in corn. The guys look to answer the question, ...
    Prevent Farm Equipment Fires Through Safe Fueling
    Prevent Farm Equipment Fires Through Safe Fueling
    Dec 03, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Whether it’s planting season, harvesting season or any time in between, it is always important to think about safe fueling practices.
    What We Learned From Analyzing 42,000 Tissue Samples in 2018
    What We Learned From Analyzing 42,000 Tissue Samples in 2018
    Nov 28, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Farmers submitted over 42,000 tissue samples for analysis by WinField United teams this year, and the data shows that crops could benefit from fertilization adjustments made in-season.  Nutrient trends and insights Here are some nationwide trends revealed
    New Episode of Precision Vision Podcast Released
    New Episode of Precision Vision Podcast Released
    Nov 27, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
    Episode 25: Forbes AgTech Summit Panel Discussion is now available!
    Ag Tech Must-Haves for 2019 and Beyond
    Ag Tech Must-Haves for 2019 and Beyond
    Nov 26, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Ag tech has the ability to provide tremendous value to farmers, and each year as technology advances it seems that potential only grows. The capabilities available to farmers have changed greatly over the years, and current trends in the consumer industry offer some insight...
    New Zinc Treatment Available for 2019 Corn Seed
    New Zinc Treatment Available for 2019 Corn Seed
    Nov 26, 2018 | Answer Plot
    The micronutrient zinc is important to corn plants for a number of reasons. Zinc acts as a catalyst for enzyme creation and is a precursor for auxin hormones that signal seed germination. When early zinc levels are adequate, there is more consistent seed germination and plant...
    Help Farmers Know More With FieldReveal
    Help Farmers Know More With FieldReveal
    Nov 19, 2018 | Answer Tech
    As a retailer, you’re always looking for high-value, cost-effective ag tech tools to bring to your farmer customers. But in a challenging farm economy and a saturated ag technology marketplace, how do you ensure the tools you’re bringing to the table are the right...
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Wind Tunnel Will Enhance University of Minnesota Research
    Nov 16, 2018 | Answer Tech
    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...
    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...
    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
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...

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