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    Teen Farmer Makes Hay at World Dairy Expo
    Teen Farmer Makes Hay at World Dairy Expo
    Nov 18, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Nicholas Gutierrez set a goal several years ago to grow and produce the highest-quality alfalfa hay. This year, that determination paid off. The 16-year-old won Grand Champion Commercial Hay at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, part of the World Dairy Expo held in October...
    Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres
    Find Ways to Have Success on Saline Acres
    Nov 15, 2019 | Answer Plot
    With 14 to 15 million salt-affected acres in the United States, it’s clear that managing saline soils is a big challenge for some farmers. Typically those acres are found in western states where limited rainfall and a reliance on irrigation causes salts to build up in...
    Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
    Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
    Nov 15, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions
    Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions
    Nov 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Let’s face it, it’s tough to be a farmer right now. There are new levels of financial uncertainty fueled by a tough economy, recent weather challenges, market volatility and tariffs. These conditions may make it harder for you to get the funding you need to...
    Let's Talk Data Privacy: Episode 110
    Let's Talk Data Privacy: Episode 110
    Nov 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Hybrid Options for Consistent Performance
    Hybrid Options for Consistent Performance
    Nov 06, 2019 | Answer Plot
    What’s the key benefit a product needs to deliver to make you buy it again and again? I’ll bet that most of the time, you’re looking for consistency. A product that’s stable. Reliable. Not flashy. A product you can depend on.It’s no different when...
    Research Reveals That Nutrient Balance Matters
    Research Reveals That Nutrient Balance Matters
    Nov 05, 2019 | Answer Plot
    600,000 data points. Since WinField United launched the NutriSolutions® tissue sampling program in 2008, that’s the volume of data we’ve gathered about the nutrient status of various crops. With that information, we’re discovering new nutrient management...
    Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic
    Find Ways to Improve Profitability: Attend a Clinic
    Nov 04, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Make room on your calendar this winter for an opportunity to improve your operation’s profitability. WinField United retailers will be hosting more than 3,500 clinics to share agronomic insights and help you get more from your acres, as well as highlight the latest plant...
    Evaluating Hybrid Response to Fungicide Pays Off for a Minnesota Farmer
    Evaluating Hybrid Response to Fungicide Pays Off for a Minnesota Farmer
    Oct 24, 2019 | Answer Plot
    As a seed advisor, it’s my goal to help farmers get the most from every acre. When one of my farmers was looking for ways to find incremental bushels on his farm, we started looking at the response-to-fungicide (RTF) scores for his corn hybrids to see where we could...
    Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now
    Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now
    Oct 22, 2019 | Answer Plot
    A clean start in the spring. Improved chances of on-time planting. Fewer pest havens. These are just a few of the benefits of an effective fall burndown. What’s your burndown strategy for this year? Talk with your local trusted advisor now about how to limit next season...
    Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data
    Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data
    Oct 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    It’s important not only to successfully gather your yield data at the end of the season but also to leverage its full value. Here are five tips to get the most from it.  1. Rank harvest order by biomass. A number of ag technology tools can measure the crop biomass...
    Crop Model Field Report: September
    Crop Model Field Report: September
    Oct 17, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve talked with the agronomists who are managing several of these plots and have posted...
    High-Potential Soybean Traits Require High-Precision Management
    High-Potential Soybean Traits Require High-Precision Management
    Oct 04, 2019 | Answer Plot
    As the 2019 growing season goes into the history books, you’re probably well on your way to creating your 2020 farm plan. If you grow soybeans and are considering your options for next season, it’s important to choose the right genetics and trait package for your...
    4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling
    4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling
    Oct 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    How did this year’s dynamic weather affect your soil’s health? One way to find out is by doing a soil test this fall. The results can help you set a baseline for managing nutrients next season. Here are a few tips to make the most of your soil sampling efforts...
    Plan Now to Mitigate 2019’s Weeds In Your Fields
    Plan Now to Mitigate 2019’s Weeds In Your Fields
    Oct 01, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Don’t let 2019 weed challenges haunt you in 2020. Abundant moisture last spring and in early summer meant that weed populations flourished and adequate control was difficult. So what can be done at this point to make sure 2019’s weed pressures don’t cause...
    8 Tips for Gauging Crop Performance and Harvest Needs
    8 Tips for Gauging Crop Performance and Harvest Needs
    Sep 30, 2019 | Answer Plot
    This growing season is one for the record books — and not always in a good way. But as challenging as it’s been, there are still lessons to learn and things you can do to make the most of it.   Many farmers went weeks between plantings, waiting for more...
    3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan
    3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan
    Sep 25, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Excessive rains are like flushing money down the drain. Nutrients lost through the soil are nothing but lost investments. Because of the saturated soils we saw this season, it’s more important than ever for farmers to go into 2020 with a solid nutrient management...
    Take a Stand on Alfalfa Health
    Take a Stand on Alfalfa Health
    Sep 24, 2019 | Answer Plot
    What alfalfa stands do you keep in rotation? Which ones do you remove? These decisions are important factors in your alfalfa strategy for this fall and next spring.   Typically, most stand assessments are made in the spring, but walking your fields with your agronomist...
    What Do This Season’s Stresses Mean for Yield Potential?
    What Do This Season’s Stresses Mean for Yield Potential?
    Sep 23, 2019 | Answer Plot
    From cool and wet to hot and dry. That’s the dynamic weather shift that many crops faced across the Midwest this season. Some farmers are wondering how those extreme stresses will affect the yield potential and grain quality of their crops as they set expectations for...
    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...

Agtegra Events

2019 Annual Meeting of the Members of Agtegra Cooperative

December 18, 2019

Agtegra Cooperative’s annual director and delegate election will coincide with the annual meeting of the members that will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019.