The Inside Scoop

Maximize Plant Health at Key Growth Stages
May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
Plant health is a lofty term that gets tossed around a lot in agronomic conversations. However, when you have a clear definition and actionable strategies, maximizing plant health becomes a very real and important way to help your crop reach closer to their genetic potential...
Take Action Against Thrips in Cotton
May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
During the hustle and bustle of planting season, it’s easy to overlook early-season pests that could cause season-long damage to your cotton crop. Thrips, in particular, require proactive management that starts at planting. Follow these actionable tips to protect your crop’s...
Autogas: Powering Schools into the Future
May 22, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Propane is commonly used to heat homes and dry crops, but another use of the alternative fuel is growing in popularity: powering fleets, in particular school buses.
4 Adjuvant Classes Proven to Help Improve Weed Control
May 19, 2022 | Answer Plot
Supply chain issues continue to disrupt the ag industry, making it imperative to use resources efficiently and effectively this season. In many cases, there may not be enough herbicide supply available to fix mistakes or problems that arise during spray applications. Adding...
2023 Input Financing Application Now Available!
May 13, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Earn 0% and defer payment until April 2024. Lean More here.  
Decommissioned WAAS Satellite 138
May 11, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
In May 2022 the WAAS program will enter a new geostationary satellite into service. A new satellite, PRN 135 was activated on April 26, 2022, replacing PRN 138. 
Sunrise Announces 2022 RISE FFA Career Program Recipients
May 09, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sunrise Cooperative is pleased to announce the 2022 Class of Sunrise University!
2022 Sunrise Scholarships Awarded
May 09, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sunrise Cooperative has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to youth across Ohio!
Prevent and Control Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
If you find your herbicides aren’t performing as well as they used to, you may be battling herbicide-resistant weeds. Once you have resistant weeds, it becomes much more challenging and costly to keep fields clean. With a diversified weed control program, you can level up your...
Monitoring and Managing White Mold in Canola
May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
It would be nice if we could just sit back and enjoy the view when canola reaches its most photogenic stage, but unfortunately, white mold can seriously impact your crop before it blooms when the conditions are right. Therefore, it’s crucial to monitor the conditions and...
Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
May 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
Cotton growers know that, even under ideal conditions, cotton requires intense monitoring and management throughout the season. Here are some tips to help guide in-season decisions. Control insects Last season, high thrip and plant bug activity challenged growers. Cotton seed...
Cooperative Conversations with George: Episode 20
May 03, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Tune into Episode 20 of Cooperative Conversations with President/CEO George D. Secor for an update at Sunrise Cooperative. 
Crunch Our Numbers, Then Crush Your Harvest
Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
What difference could simply adding an adjuvant to your tank mix really make come harvest? We ran trials, crunched the numbers and, according to the data, WinField ® United adjuvants could help generate additional ROI you won’t want to pass up. Boost corn yield potential by 5...
Making Sense of the Biologicals Market
Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
The biologicals product category has grown exponentially in the past few years. What was once focused on specialty crops and other niche markets is now moving into row crops. That said, the market is still relatively young, leaving plenty of room for confusion and skepticism...
3 Ways to Gin Up Your Cotton Management
Apr 27, 2022 | Answer Plot
As a cotton farmer, some of your biggest purchasing decisions for the upcoming season have already been made. While many variables go into the final variety selection ultimately, you have selected the genetics that will best meet your yield goals and the fiber quality that...
Fine-Tune Your Soil Fertility Plan
Apr 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
Just like us, crops need a well-balanced diet to optimize productivity. When just one essential nutrient is insufficient, the plant can’t carry out metabolic functions as efficiently, which could negatively impact the crop. If you’re looking for ways to fine-tune your...
4 Ways to Upgrade Your Early-Season Spray Program
Apr 11, 2022 | 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 adequate weed management , however, planting must be balanced with a strategic herbicide program to ensure effective weed...
The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
Apr 04, 2022 | Answer Plot
Did you know that an effective seed treatment helps your crop establish a more even stand? That benefit alone offers season-long advantages. Of course, seed treatments can also help protect against early-season insect and disease pressure and promote vigorous emergence. Don’t...
Answer Plot Research Lends Insight Into Ideal Canola Populations
Apr 02, 2022 | Answer Plot
Every growing season, we focus on several aspects of the WinField ® United R7 ® high yield management research at our Answer Plot ® locations. When it comes to our canola trials, one area that continues to receive a lot of attention is response-to population (RTP). Namely...
New European Variety Highlights CROPLAN Spring Wheat Portfolio
Apr 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
In our ongoing quest to bring the best wheat varieties to market, WinField ® United and CROPLAN ® brand seed have developed relationships with several of the industry’s top genetic suppliers. And just like the professional sports teams that scout for international talent, we...