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  • Dec3Mon

    Agricultural Sustainability

    Field Notes December 3, 2018 Wayne Becker, Sales Agronomist
    Filed Under:
    Starters, Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, Micronutrients, 4Rs, Foliar
    Sustainability is a buzz word that the media and scholars talk about a lot these days.  It most often is used as a term describing management in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  It is said that sustainability can be determined by balancing economics, environment and society.
  • Harvest 2018

    Harvest 2018

    Field Notes October 17, 2018 Joe Osterhaus, Sales Agronomist
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Field Notes, Technology Products
    This year’s fall harvest weather sure feels a lot like this year’s Nebraska Cornhusker football team.  Every day starts with great promise and then Mother Nature throws a flag.
  • Oct12Fri

    Progress!

    Field Notes October 12, 2018 Jay Castleman, Specialty Crop Market Manager
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, Technology Products
    Progress, it can be defined in many ways ………… Webster’s dictionary states it as “a forward or onward movement”, in the world of nutritional products and crop production I see as this.
  • Sep17Mon

    Balanced plant nutrition: more than just optimum growth

    Field Notes September 17, 2018 Wayne Becker, Southern RSM
    Filed Under:
    Starters, Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, Micronutrients
    Balanced fertilizer applications may reduce the need for chemical disease control in some cases. Scientists who breed crops are continually attempting to develop new varieties that are resistant to pests and disease.  The big challenge is that pests and disease continually adapt to their environment, which inevitably cause resistant varieties to fail and become susceptible to pests and disease.
  • Sep11Tue

    Generation Whatever…What We Do Matters

    Field Notes September 11, 2018 Keith Flaniken, Southern Sales Agronomist
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, 4Rs
    Agriculture remains the heartbeat and pulse of the human race.  What we do as an industry is terribly important to the survival of our fellow humans and the planet.  The technologies we utilize today help feed and clothe more people, easier, faster, and safer than ever imagined.
  • Aug14Tue

    Profit by the foot!

    Field Notes August 14, 2018 Jay Castleman, Specialty Crop Market Manager
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, 4Rs
    What if we started looking at generating our net profit by the foot rather than the acre? Sounds strange, I know it does especially for a science-based mind like mine; I’ve never been accused of having a great imagination!
  • Aug6Mon

    FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED

    Field Notes August 6, 2018 Keith Flaniken, Southern US Sales Agronomist
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, NACHURS Products, Technology Products, Foliar
    In much of the southern US, harvest has begun or many farms are laid by, but in other areas there is still plenty of crop management yet to go.  The purpose of this week’s blog is to remind everyone don’t quit too soon and Finish what You Started.
  • Jul18Wed

    Stress Control

    Field Notes July 18, 2018 Joe Osterhaus, Sales Agronomist
    Filed Under:
    Starters, Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, Microbials, NACHURS Products, Technology Products, 4Rs, Foliar
    The same thing that takes years off of your life can take bushels off of your crop.  Sometimes there is nothing you can do to control it and sometimes you cause the problem all by yourself.   I am talking about stress.  We all know that the doctors tell us heart disease is stress related.
  • Jul10Tue

    Do you have an antagonistic soil?

    Field Notes July 10, 2018 Wayne Becker, Southern RSM
    Filed Under:
    Starters, Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, Microbials, Technology Products
    Recently, I spoke with an industry expert that complained that all they really want from a soil sample is to tell them what nutrients to apply.  In a perfect world a farmer or consultant could do just that.  However, in the real world truly understanding how your crop will respond to fertilization requires much more than a lab-based fertility recommendation.
  • Jun28Thu

    Stimulating nutrient uptake with NACHURS Finish Line and how it works!

    Field Notes June 28, 2018 Joe Pflum, Northeast US Sales Agronomist
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy, Opinion, Field Notes, NACHURS Products, Micronutrients, 4Rs, Foliar

    I know I've said so many times before efficiencies are not exact. Efficiencies are dependent upon environmental factors, moisture, temperature, physiological maturity of the crop, and the current health of the crop.