Federated’s winter implementation of Proagrica, a new precision ag software package, translates into improved technologies at the most basic level – in the field. Along with the desktop software, Proa

Between heavy winter kill and a cold, wet spring, the alfalfa crops in Federated’s service areas have had a tough time of it this year. Maximizing yield takes center stage as the season’s first crop i

“Don’t overlook insect populations this summer,” said Craig Peterson, Federated Agronomist at the Ogilvie location. As growers start scouting fields, it’s time to watch for both increasing and decreas

It may not feel like it should be here yet, but the longest day of the year is fast approaching (June 21) and the coinciding short night triggers indeterminate soybeans to flower.

Why does that matte

 “Tissue sampling is a snapshot in time on how your crops are performing,” said Mike Slater, Federated ag sales rep at the Isanti location. “They can tell you how well your crop is doing, or what the

Federated recommends two proven herbicides in the fight against resistant waterhemp and giant ragweed: Flexstar® (from Syngenta), and Battlestar® (its generic equivalent).

“The reason we use these pr

In a season racked with weather issues, maximizing yield with strong nutrient applications is vital.

“VersaMax™AC is a blend of macro and micronutrients that can be applied as a foliar feed to help m

The crops that got planted earlier this month are starting to emerge (photo above: corn seedling, and slowly emerging treated soybean seeds), but growing degree units (GDUs) have been hard to come by.

The crops may get in late, but the weeds won’t wait. Planters will barely be back in the shed before the sprayers will need to be in the fields to start weed (and disease) control. Maximizing the effe