Schedule Custom Applications Ahead of Need

Federated Co-ops, Inc. offers a wide range of agronomic services but near the top of that list each spring are custom services:

  • traditional dryfertilizer and ag lime application,
  • variable rate fertilizer and ag lime application,
  • pesticide application, and
  • top dress application with highboy spreaders.

Federated's highly trained professional applicators are among the best in the industry, but they need a few important pieces of information to do their jobs:

  • Scheduling info - the earlier growers schedule application services, the better Federated can stay on top of demand.
  • Well-mapped fields - either by growers themselves or through Federated using the Surety Mapping System - will ensure that applicators show up at the right fields with the right products, at the right time. A good map "tremendously reduces missed fields" and "eliminates questions about the correct fields," said Craig Peterson, Federated agronomist at the Ogilvie location.
  • Identification and locations of special features adjacent to fields - anything that could be adversely affected by the products being applied: vegetable and flower gardens, organic farms, vineyards, beehives, etc.
  • Information on what will follow application to help with timing and application windows.

And last, but certainly not least, Federated needs each grower's current (2017) signed Product Service Policy on file before products can be applied or delivered.

Talk to your Federated Agronomist with any questions about custom application, and call your nearby Federated location to schedule applications.