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).
"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:
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