Yesterday marked the first of the 2017 Discovery Plot Days; they continue today and into next week.

Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist encouraged growers to come to Discovery Plot Days and 

"Alfalfa uses all 13 nutrients like all other crops," said Craig Peterson, Federated agronomist at the Ogilvie location, "but [alfalfa] has a high demand for phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).

That tr

"Federated's propane supply is more than adequate," said Mark Grave, Federated's propane manager, based in part on efforts to secure propane and transportation well in advance of harvest time. Federat

The 2017 Discovery Plot Tours begin Mon., Aug. 21 and continue through Wed., Aug. 30. Discussion topics include:

  • 2018 Hybrid/Variety Choices
  • 2018 Soybean Trait Choices
  • An Introduction to Balance™ G

When the county fairs are done and the state fair is around the corner, thoughts turn toward late-season essentials - such as planting alfalfa. Craig Loen, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location

There are three key considerations that factor into alfalfa and forage seed selection, according to Bob Marquette, agronomist at Federated's Albertville location.

First, consider farm management prac

"Although it's been a long year already for most of us, we need to . . . continue to scout for insects," said John Swanson, Federated agronomist at the Ogilvie location. The aphids and spider mite lev

The corn is tasseling (see article below) and the beans starting to flower; the crops are moving into their reproductive stages. "This is a good time to assess our current plant health and check for a

Tasseling. About this time of year growers start to wonder if their crops will make it to maturity before the first frost. The tassels will tell, according to Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronom