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Take Care of Early Spring Weeds Before Planting
Feb 02, 2023 | Answer Plot
As you prepare for spring, consider a spring burndown herbicide application if winter or spring annual weeds are a problem in your fields. Winter annuals, including marestail, overwinter and resume growing as soon as temperatures warm in the spring. In addition to stealing...
Sunrise Cooperative 2023 Equipment Auction
Jan 25, 2023 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sunrise Cooperative with the Wendt Group will host the 2023 Equipment Auction on Tuesday, February 21st at the Clark County Fairgrounds, beginning at 10:30 am. 
Cooperative Conversations with George: Episode 24
Jan 24, 2023 | Sunrise Cooperative
 Tune into Episode 24 of Cooperative Conversations with George D. Secor, President/CEO, for a patronage update.
Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?
Jan 12, 2023 | Answer Plot
Plant growth regulators have been getting more attention from the agricultural community in recent years, but you may be wondering if they live up to the hype. The Answer Plot® program has generated solid research supporting the benefits of applying plant growth regulators...
START STRONG WITH STANDUP PRODUCTS
Jan 12, 2023 | Sunrise Cooperative
The StandUp family of products promote early plant health, stand and emergence with customized crop nutrition for corn and soybeans.
Fuel Tank Sale
Dec 09, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
The Sunrise Cooperative energy division is offering a fuel tank sale. Take advantage of an opportunity to purchase new dual wall or single wall tanks. 
New Traits for CROPLAN Corn Hybrids in 2023
Dec 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
Farmers looking for the latest seed traits and technology will have more management options in 2023 with new CROPLAN ® corn hybrids . We have added nine new corn products – including two with SmartStax ® PRO trait technology and three with Trecepta ® trait technology – giving...
Making Sense of the Biologicals Market
Dec 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
Biologicals have 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. At WinField United...
Use Response-To Fungicide Scores to Make Data-Based Decisions
Nov 16, 2022 | Answer Plot
Whether selecting which hybrids to plant or determining which fields to spray with fungicide, use response-to fungicide (RTF) scores to help inform your decisions. RTF scores can help you make tailored, hybrid-specific choices based on years of reliable yield data. The Value...
3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions
Nov 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging reliable, quality data. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Employ these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are using the most relevant...
The Latest Innovation in Soybean Seed Treatments
Oct 20, 2022 | Answer Plot
How much time and thought do you put into your seed treatment decisions? If you’re like many growers, probably not too much. Seed treatments are critical for starting your soybean season off successfully. If you have a healthy root system in June, you have the opportunity to...
Autogas: Powering Schools into the Future
Oct 18, 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.
Get a Grip on Crop Protection
Oct 12, 2022 | Answer Plot
Choose adjuvants with research numbers that matter more than ever before. When choosing adjuvants, how do you know they’ll do the job? The description on the jug? Snazzy marketing? A convincing sales pitch? What about data? In 2023, we may be faced with continued supply...
5 Key Considerations For 2023 Seed Selection
Oct 10, 2022 | Answer Plot
As you harvest this year’s crop, it’s time to start thinking about the next. Seed selection is one of the largest and most important decisions you make each season so it’s important to prioritize objective data and attributes over flashy marketing and slick sales pitches. Here...
How to reduce VOMO at the combine!!
Sep 30, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Peter Johnson interviews David Killins about how they handle vomitoxin in corn at the combine.
The Value of a Soil Test
Sep 16, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Many times, when we discuss the cost of grid soil sampling farmers get hung up on the cost per acre instead of the value of the test itself. The words “cost” and “value” get mixed and the $12.50 per acre cost becomes a hurdle which is not overcome. The...
Sunrise Announces 2023 Board of Director Election Results
Sep 13, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. has announced its 2023 Board of Director results. The newly elected directors will serve a four-year term from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2026.  
Apply for a 2023 Internship
Sep 02, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sunrise Cooperative is now accepting applications for our 2023 Summer Internship Program.
JJ in the Field: Do Your Corn Ears Have Big Noses? Why Am I Seeing Large Kernel Tip Back In 2022?
Sep 02, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
2022 has provided a very good growing season overall in Ohio, but many growers are finding their corn fields are exhibiting corn ears that are experiencing large tip back and wondering why. Listen in this week for some reasons why we are seeing this phenomena in 2022..
Tips For Managing Drought-Stressed Fields
Jun 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
You can purchase the right equipment, seed and inputs to set your season up for success, but you can’t control the weather. Navigating the challenges of Mother Nature is one of the trickiest parts of farming. This is especially true when it comes to managing crops through...