Discovery Plot Tours get underway on Aug. 27th. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; the presentation and tour will run from 11 a.m. to noon, with lunch to follow. RSVP to your local Federated location.

Kevin Carlson, Federated’s senior agronomist, offered these agronomy reminders and observations as mid-August arrives:

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“Fall seeding of alfalfa and grasses can be a good option,” said Craig Loen, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location, because there is less weed and insect pressure in August.

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“I know I sound like a broken record because I say it’s always best to start with a current soil test,” said Tim Stelter, location manager at Federated’s Osceola location, but it’s true. A current soi

Managing people and working with customers rank as the best parts of Brian DeVries job, and as Federated’s Ogilvie location manager since 2014, he has been committed to “making sure the service that [

Now is a great time of year to start tissue sampling in corn and soybean fields. Tissue sampling offers an excellent opportunity to see how well spring fertility plans worked.

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“Scouting for insects in soybeans at this time of year can be quick and painless,” said Jake Hansen, Federated agronomy sales rep in Rush City, but he added, “depending on what you find!” Spider mites

The 2018 Discovery Plot Tour dates are set. This year’s tours will be “one hour of compact, dynamite information,” said Kevin Carlson, Federated’s senior agronomist. The tours will be packed with valu

“The timing is right there for spraying fungicides for white mold suppression,” said Kevin Carlson, Federated’s senior agronomist. As reported in the last edition of the Agronomy Update, the long days