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    Postharvest Field Care: Episode 103
    Postharvest Field Care: Episode 103
    Sep 20, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Control Weeds on Prevent Plant Acres Now
    Control Weeds on Prevent Plant Acres Now
    Sep 17, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Don’t let your prevent plant acres turn into huge headaches. Prevent plant acres caused by sustained early-season rainfall were widespread across the United States in 2019. Northern Illinois north of Interstate 80 and southern Illinois were the two areas of my state that...
    Leverage Tech at Harvest: Episode 102
    Leverage Tech at Harvest: Episode 102
    Sep 13, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Why Measure a Crop’s Response to Soil?
    Why Measure a Crop’s Response to Soil?
    Sep 05, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Soil is one of the most valuable resources on your farm and one that has a great impact on how productive your fields will be. Just as we study a hybrid’s response to management practices, including nitrogen, fungicide and population, it’s beneficial to understand...
    Crop Model Field Report: August
    Crop Model Field Report: August
    Sep 04, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve been talking with the agronomists who are managing several of these plots and...
    The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
    The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
    Sep 04, 2019 | Answer Plot
    This year’s challenging planting season showed the value that seed treatments have in protecting yield potential. As corn began to tassel this summer, you could really start to see how differences in plant emergence and early-season vigor affected the development of the...
    Amp Up Your Tech to Predict Corn Drydown
    Amp Up Your Tech to Predict Corn Drydown
    Sep 03, 2019 | Answer Tech
    The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult when there are so many other things to do. Let tech give you a global perspective and make...
    New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access
    New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access
    Sep 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    When you’re making seed selection decisions in the field with your agronomist, you want the ability to be flexible and to access timely information on the fly. Now you and your trusted advisor can download a new WinField® United app to help facilitate those important...
    3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions
    3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions
    Aug 28, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging the data that’s best suited for your operation. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Use these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are...
    3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference
    3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference
    Aug 26, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Ag tech is a lot like sports: Even with the fanciest equipment, if you don’t nail the fundamentals, you’ll never truly perform. This was no more apparent to me than at the InfoAg Conference, held recently in St. Louis, which showcased products and services from...
    2020 Soybean Seed Selection: Episode 100
    2020 Soybean Seed Selection: Episode 100
    Aug 23, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa
    Tips for Managing Late-Seeded Alfalfa
    Aug 20, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Has excessive spring rainfall kept you from seeding your alfalfa this year? You still may have time to establish an alfalfa crop later this summer.    If you are considering a late summer seeding this year, plan to seed at least six to eight weeks prior to the end...
    2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
    2020 Corn Seed Selection: Episode 99
    Aug 16, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
    Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
    Aug 09, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year
    Plan for Seed Purchases After a Tough Year
    Aug 08, 2019 | Answer Plot
    As we saw this year, environmental conditions can throw a wrench in even the best laid-out crop management plans. Many farmers saw historic rainfall, planting was delayed and some acres were abandoned altogether. You’ll never be able to predict what the season will bring...
    Tech Can Help Farmers Finish 2019 Strong
    Tech Can Help Farmers Finish 2019 Strong
    Aug 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
    In a year where excessive rainfall has delayed planting and forced many farmers to plant in less-than-ideal conditions, making the case that ag technology is more valuable than ever can seem difficult. But actually, the utility and value of tech tools are amplified under more...
    Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn
    Don't Let a Boron Deficit Compromise Your Corn
    Aug 07, 2019 | Answer Plot
    You don’t need me to tell you that the 2019 growing season has been one of extremes. By and large, we’ve had far too much rain over wide swaths of the country. Besides having a potentially negative effect on crop yields come harvest, there can be a host of other...
    5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions
    5 Questions to Consider for 2020 Seed and Input Decisions
    Aug 06, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Selecting the right seed for the upcoming season is important, and you no doubt consider factors such as yield potential, soil type, population, fertility, standability and past performance when doing so. And though everyone wants the highest-yielding option, that particular...
    Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies
    Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies
    Aug 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
    As a farmer, you don’t need another task on your plate; you want something that’s going to help you manage what’s already there. And though irrigation may be an essential part of your operation, it takes time to scout and probe for moisture deficits, set up...
    Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
    Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
    Aug 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Crop Model Field Report: July
    Crop Model Field Report: July
    Jul 29, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. Over the next several months, we’ll be talking with the agronomists who are managing...
    Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease
    Protect Late-Planted Crops From Disease
    Jul 24, 2019 | Answer Plot
    For many growers, wet conditions in May and June led to a much later start than desired. For example, here in Wisconsin, corn and soybeans are about two weeks behind their normal maturity for this time of year. Besides pushing the season back, this combination of late planting...
    Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity
    Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity
    Jul 18, 2019 | Answer Tech
    In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly and easily is essential. Not being able to retrieve it in your cab could mean a day without critical information, which could mean a day wasted. During the season, that’s not an option...
    Will Early-Season Rain Affect Insect Populations?
    Will Early-Season Rain Affect Insect Populations?
    Jul 17, 2019 | Answer Plot
    I’ve been fielding more questions from farmers this season about how wet and cool weather could impact insect pressure. As with any year, pest pressure is unpredictable, but there are three things to keep in mind when it comes to managing insects following cool springs...
    Evolution in Alfalfa Trait Technology
    Evolution in Alfalfa Trait Technology
    Jul 15, 2019 | Answer Plot
    If you grow alfalfa, you may have noticed that your new-seeding fields established particularly unevenly this year. Disease resistance during establishment in cold and wet soils may be one reason. Wet spring conditions can lead to situations that foster multiple races of...
    Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
    Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
    Jul 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year.   Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in...
    3 Tips for More Economical Fungicide Applications
    3 Tips for More Economical Fungicide Applications
    Jul 09, 2019 | Answer Plot
    When weighing purchase decisions, you consider many factors, but ultimately you want to maximize your return on investment potential. However, variables that are out of your control sometimes make that hard to do. Here are three steps you can take to help make more economical...
    Don’t Lose Ground With Poor Management on Prevented-Plant Acres
    Don’t Lose Ground With Poor Management on Prevented-Plant Acres
    Jul 02, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Farmers across the Midwest have struggled to get crops planted this season. In many situations, it was impossible to get crops in at all. When the difficult decision to abandon planting is made, it doesn’t mean you can just give up on managing those acres. With nothing...
    Focus Scouting Efforts With Ag Tech Tools
    Focus Scouting Efforts With Ag Tech Tools
    Jun 27, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Spring and early summer are always busy for farmers. But things get even more hectic when the season is condensed, as it is for many this year. With so much to do and little time to do it, scouting fields tends to become a lower priority. Ag technology tools can help you...
    Get Intentional About Tissue Sampling
    Get Intentional About Tissue Sampling
    Jun 26, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Wet field conditions are creating lots of challenges that may require farmers to make changes to their crop management plans this season. If you’re not adjusting your crop nutrition decisions to account for the conditions, you could be steering your program in the wrong...
    Dicamba 101: Questions From the Field
    Dicamba 101: Questions From the Field
    Jun 19, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Low-volatility dicamba products have a new federal label and more specific state restrictions this season. Concerned farmers are wondering what that might mean for applications. Here are answers to some of the most common dicamba questions I’ve been hearing in the field....
    Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
    Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
    Jun 17, 2019 | Answer Plot
    We had some very wet weather in the South earlier this season, which made it difficult to plant cotton in a timely manner. This was followed by very dry conditions in some areas. The extreme weather has made 2019 quite challenging so far, and could make the remainder of the...
    Find the Right Tech Tool to Manage In-Season Challenges
    Find the Right Tech Tool to Manage In-Season Challenges
    Jun 12, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every season brings a new set of challenges, and finding the right tech tool for the challenge you’re facing enables you to make more profitable decisions. Here are some practical on-farm situations where I’ve seen the value of tech tools proven.  Improve in...
    Managing Weeds and Diseases Resulting From Wet Soils
    Managing Weeds and Diseases Resulting From Wet Soils
    Jun 10, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Rain, rain and more rain. That about sums up the 2019 growing season so far in most regions of the country. Wet soils and unstable temperatures are causing two areas of primary concern:   1. Many corn and soybean crops have been planted with no burndown or preplant...
    Winter Canola Soars in Great Plains, Western U.S.
    Winter Canola Soars in Great Plains, Western U.S.
    Jun 06, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Winter canola is proving to be an excellent crop to follow winter wheat. And with a favorable market price, it’s a sound investment. It also has higher yield potential versus spring canola: In my experience, many farmers have seen dryland average yields of 50 to 60...
    What Excessive Rain May Mean For Your Farm
    What Excessive Rain May Mean For Your Farm
    Jun 06, 2019 | Answer Plot
    As unprecedented flooding continues to delay or prohibit planting progress in many areas, farmers are looking for answers. We understand the challenges you’re facing and the tough decisions you may be forced to make. Our teams and locally owned and operated retailers are...
    Extend Ag Tech’s Value Throughout the Season
    Extend Ag Tech’s Value Throughout the Season
    Jun 03, 2019 | Answer Tech
    From seed selection through post-harvest assessment, access to ag technology tools and consultation are valuable services you provide to your farmers. Help them understand the value of tech all season long. Familiarize them with using ag tech tools to make data-supported...
    What Can Biomass Tell You About Your Crop’s Health?
    What Can Biomass Tell You About Your Crop’s Health?
    May 30, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Field scouting usually begins even before any equipment hits the field and continues until the last crop is harvested. You invest a lot of time checking on your crops to stay ahead of potential challenges that could threaten yield. Adding technology tools, including the R7®...
    Use Data to Customize Your Weed Management Program
    Use Data to Customize Your Weed Management Program
    May 23, 2019 | Answer Plot
    With new weed management options available for soybeans, I’ve been fielding questions recently about what the best program is. The truth is, there are many effective options available, and building a solid plan ultimately comes down to finding products that fit with your...
    Use Crop Modeling to Facilitate Decision-Making
    Use Crop Modeling to Facilitate Decision-Making
    May 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    I’m a seventh-generation corn and soybean farmer and work an operation with my dad in southwestern Indiana. We always keep one eye on the field and the other on the marketplace, as each can change dramatically very quickly. We know that if we want to keep our farm going...

Agtegra Events

Ipswich Energy Open House

September 27, 2019

Join us lunch and doorprizes at the Ipswich Farm Store for an ENERGY Open House

From 10am-1pm, Unleaded Gasoline 87 E10 will be sold for $.99 per gallon*
*Price valid only during these hours at the Ipswich Farm Store with a 20 gallon limit (during this event)

Leola Energy Open House

October 04, 2019

Join us lunch and doorprizes at the Leola Station for an ENERGY Open House

From 10am-1pm, Unleaded Gasoline 87 E10 will be sold for $.99 per gallon*
*Price valid only during these hours at the Leola Station with a 20 gallon limit (during this event)