As fall fertilizer plans take shape, it's time to make sure soil sample results are current. "If you don't have a good and recent soil sample," said Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist, "it's

Whether near the farm or while moving equipment from field to field through cities and towns, road safety is a major concern. The general public doesn't see farm equipment, and when they do, they freq

School's back in session and it's time to harken back to chemistry class to determine what important elements are needed in the fields. What comes into play for next year's crops: S, P, K, Ca, N?


Gypsum offers benefits beyond sulfur and calcium (see article above) as a fall fertilizer option. "Gypsum helps improve soil structure, which leads to better seed-to-soil contact," said John Swanson,

One of the most common questions right now, according to Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist, is what to do about white mold.

"The conditions were pretty good for white mold to develop this

Thanks to a great team of growers and Discovery Plot cooperators, Federated was once again able to offer bottom line value to growers across our service area. A special thank you to the following Disc

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

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