The 2017 Discovery Plot Days begin August 21. Topic details will be in the next Agronomy Update, but the tours promise to include a sneak peak at Balance™ GT soybeans (from Bayer®), a new variety that

"White mold is terrible," said Bob Marquette, Federated agronomist at the Albertville location, adding, "It's a big problem, and though it depends on the season, Federated saw a lot of it last year."

Crop diseases such as white mold (see article above) are minimized when plant health is strong. Federated recommends DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide to help ward off white mold in soybeans. Aproach is a br

Chase the Weeds

"Get the corn clean and then start chasing the weeds in beans," Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist said. The crops are growing nicely - but so are the weeds.

"Giant ragweed

Despite the bad rap farmers and the American ag industry gets for applying leachable products on their fields, corn crops truly need nutrients that don't leach away. Thus, side dressing is the best pr

Because nitrogen (N) is very susceptible to loss through volatilization from the soil into the air, it is very important to protect the nitrogen that is applied. According to Russ Overass of Rosen's,

Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist, advises to watch for crop nutrient deficiencies now, especially these:

  • Nitrogen,
  • Phosphorous,
  • Sulfur,
  • Magnesium,
  • Zinc.

Once deficiencies are diagnose

Federated Co-ops, Inc. salutes the dairy farmers of east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin, many of whom are members of the Federated family. There's no telling what life would be like with

Alfalfa is a high-value crop, but getting and maintaining a healthy stand requires more than good rain and plenty of sunshine. Craig Loen, Federated Agronomist at the Osceola location, offered these t