As the growing season progresses, agronomists are putting “geospatial data” to work at field level. Using SST software from Proagrica, Federated Agronomists are pinpointing trouble spots in fields and

As the first crop of alfalfa/hay comes off and growers look toward second crop, it’s time to consider fertilizer (again, if early season fertilizer was applied).

Good fertility, plant health, seed vi

Early in the growing season, what you see isn’t always what you get when it comes to plant health. Deficiencies may not be evident but yield loss may have already begun. Tissue sampling/testing is an

“Fungicides are like a vaccine for plants,” said Mike Slater, Federated ag sales rep for the Isanti and Osceola locations. Fungicides keep plants healthy and free of a wide spectrum of diseases – whic

“Fighting white mold takes a season-long, multi-step strategy,” said John Swanson, Federated agronomist at the Ogilvie location. White mold (sclerotinia stem rot) pressure has reached record levels in

The success of crop protection applications can often be boiled down to one thing: The cleanliness of the sprayer with which the products were applied. Unusual crop damage, stunted or discolored plant

Adjuvants improve herbicide activity and are essential to effective herbicide applications. An effective adjuvant addresses these primary factors:

  1. Weeds vary in size, surface, and structure.
  2. Weeds d

Young corn plants quickly sense the amount of nitrogen (N) available for their nutrient needs and they respond accordingly.

If the crop senses limited amounts of N, the corn plant will reduce the num

It was dry throughout most of Federated’s service area until last week and that made growers wonder about their pre-emerge herbicides as weeds popped up.

“We got moisture now, so the pre-emerge herbi