Agronomy

In today's era of complex crop management decisions, Agtegra Agronomists use technology to apply crop production expertise to your unique operation to help you achieve the best yield possible.

Agronomy News

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SCOUT CROPS FOR THESE COMMON PESTS & DISEASES

SCOUT CROPS FOR THESE COMMON PESTS & DISEASES

The growing season is in full swing, and that means opportunities for pests or crop diseases to creep in and cause problems. However, you still have time to protect your crop before any...

Aug 09, 2018
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JOIN US AT INNOVATION FIELDFEST

JOIN US AT INNOVATION FIELDFEST

What if you could get a bird’s-eye view of your crops? It’s not very enjoyable to walk a corn field from end to end in August, there are other options to see how your crop is maturing...

Aug 09, 2018
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LOOKING AT YOUR CROPS FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

LOOKING AT YOUR CROPS FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

What if you could get a bird’s-eye view of your crops? It’s not very enjoyable to walk a corn field from end to end in August, there are other options to see how your crop is maturing...

Aug 09, 2018

Events

Brown County Fair Kids Safety Party
Date: 8/16/2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Brown County Fair, near the Kids Zone west of the Expo Building
Summary: Children of all ages are invited to attend this FREE event!
  • Live grain engulfment demonstrations
  • ATV simulator experience
  • Safety Gear review
  • Livestock safety coloring contest
  • ...AND MORE!

Plot Days 2018
Date: 8/24/2018 8:00 AM - 9/20/2018 5:00 PM
Location: Various, throughout Agtegra territory
Summary: The Agtegra Cooperative team has researched agronomic practices that can impact the success of local crops and we are eager to share the findings with our growers.

 

Innovation FieldFest
Date: 9/6/2018, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Agtegra Test Plot north of the Bath, SD facility on 132nd Street
Summary:
The event will concentrate on ag technology and include breakout sessions to address agronomic challenges. Numerous implement and agronomy product vendors will be available to offer insight on how they can improve your operation.

Growers can choose to attend 3 of the 5 breakout sessions, which include:
- Downforce Decisions
- Feed the Bean
- Managing Nitrogen
- Getting Started
- Pick a Date

Agronomy Products

Agtegra agronomists apply their crop production expertise to your unique operation to improve production, yield potential, and manage pests and weeds. They can also assist in managing environmental impact and conservation practices by using our precision ag tools.
 
Agtegra Cooperative’s seed, fertilizer and crop protection products are specifically designed for the farm country served in our cooperative area.

Agronomy Services

In today’s era of complex crop management decisions, Agtegra's custom agronomy resources and personalized service can make a big difference in your production.

From aerial application to strip till variable rate application, we've got you covered.


 

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Boekelheide and Sons is a fourth-generation farming operation, growing corn and soybeans in the Northville area of Spink County. Alex Boekelheide is the latest member of his family to farm, working alongside his father Mark after graduating from Lake Area Tech. Precision agriculture has played an increasingly important role in their operation, especially over the last six years, with the additions of Ag Leader, and MZB from Agtegra.
 
“They’ve helped us take our operation to the next level,” Alex says. “On our farm, accuracy and precision are the top priorities, and they’re always on the cutting edge of technology. It’s not just what’s the latest and greatest, but what can genuinely help you improve your bottom line so we can do the best job we can across every acre.”
 
“One of the great things about working with the Agtegra precision ag team is that they’re always focused on trying to bring value to your operation,” Alex says. “They’re not just selling you a product. They’re looking for ways to help us be more successful. It’s nice having a team like that to work with. The support and the knowledge from the team at the Innovation Center are crucial for us to reach our goals.”

AGTEGRA ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

From spring planting and crop monitoring to harvest and fall burndown – Agtegra Agronomists can help you increase harvest yields and identify issues before they become problems. Gaining an advantage on every acre you farm is essential to raising your best crop profitably. The Agtegra Advantage Program allows you to take advantage of Agtegra offerings including crop inputs and precision ag technology, while earning credits or points to use toward precision ag products and services, merchandise, trips or cash.

Ag Technology Option
For each individual acre that you purchase all seed, fertilizer and crop protection inputs on, you qualify to receive a $4/acre credit from Agtegra. Use your credit toward MZB® seed and fertilizer prescriptions, or equivalent value toward management zone enrollment. Any remaining credit can be used toward MZB® soil sampling or if you are a MZB® All-In customer, toward precision ag products and installation purchases. 

Merchandise Option
To qualify, purchase your seed and crop protection inputs from Agtegra and receive 1 point for every $1,000 spent on seed and crop protection products.

AERIAL APPLICATION


Our fleet of aerial application equipment provides precision spraying and spreading accuracy during any application window. Nutrients, fungicides and other late-season products protect your investment and ensure maximum yield potential.

Based in Highmore, Harrold, Huron, Clark and Webster, our skilled pilot applicators are available across the Agtegra countryside to complement our ground services.

For more information, contact:
Craig Bair (605) 850-4729
Heath Kretschmar (605) 933-0399
 

Test Plots

Every year, Agtegra conducts a variety of test plot trials throughout our growing area. This gives members the opportunity to compare different varieties, traits and crop production practices from year to year.

To learn more about certain trials, products, or varieties view our 2017 season results.

 

Prescription Agronomics was developed to help producers with problem soils and low yielding fields improve their yields economically. Using prescription fertility products, Agtegra Agronomists can provide timely crop nutrient solutions for optimum crop nutrition, including starter fertilizers, nitrogen blends, and foliar blends. Contact your Agtegra Agronomist for more information.

Starter products including:
  •  8-20-5-4S-.5Zn: cost-effective starter providing potassium, sulfur, and zinc. 

  •  6-24-6-1 with EDTA micronutrients

  •  4-10-4-2-+: starter of choice for soybeans.

  •  The ability to make many other quality starter fertilizer products

AGRONOMY SOLUTIONS

In today’s era of complex crop management decisions, Agtegra's custom agronomy resources and personalized service can make a big difference.

Our agronomists apply their crop production expertise to your unique operation to help you improve production, yield potential and manage pests and weeds. They can also help you manage environmental impact and conservation practices.

Additionally, Agtegra's seed, custom application and crop protection services are specifically designed for the farm country served in our cooperative area.

It’s all about helping you achieve the best harvest possible.

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