“If you see something, share something,” said Kevin Carlson, Federated’s agronomy sales manager. When it comes to Federated being able to make strong recommendations, get spraying scheduled, and generally supporting growers throughout the growing season, information – clear communication – is the key.
What types of information should you share? Everything relevant to the crop and the field -- the same info Federated collects when customers request custom spraying:
- Crop • Application Timing • Field ID • Previous Crop in Field • Planting Date
- Crop Traits • Pesticide Treatments • Acres • CPP
- Field Conditions • Weeds Present • Height of Weeds
Planting records provide some of this info, but field scouting is the only way to know what’s actually happening in the fields. Field scouting helps Federated Agronomists make solid recommendations. “If you are out looking at your fields and see something you don’t know, share the info – it’s easy with a smartphone,” said Carlson.
Share a photo or drop a location pin to your agronomist; the agronomists can do the same for growers. The more info, the better.
“We can share info with growers via our field app/platform, Sirrus, too,” he said. Growers can download a free version of the app to share info seamlessly (see photo).
“It’s all about communicating and sharing information,” said Carlson. Scout fields starting now. Communication with your Federated Agronomist often.