In this challenging spring, the planting window is tight. “Getting seed in the ground is the #1 priority, especially with corn,” said Matt Kurtz, Federated’s Rush City ag location manager. And nutrien

With planting hijacked by adverse weather, nutrients become even more critical, even with the challenge of application timing. At this point, if fertilizer hasn't already been applied, preplant option

“Mother nature teased us back in April with some warm, sunny 70-degree days,” said Mike Slater, Federated agronomy sales rep at the Isanti location, and then came more cold nights and rains in late Ap

It’s raining plenty now, but when it comes time to side dress nitrogen (N), rain may not be in the forecast. Ron Paulson, Federated agronomist at the Isanti location, calls Factor®, a urease inhibitor

“Field scouting has become even more important than in the past,” said Rod Gustafson, Federated’s ag and bulk fuel center manager.

Early post-emerge scouting is an excellent opportunity to see how we

Once the planting and pre-emerge herbicide applications are complete, it’s time to consider strong post-emerge products: Halex GT® (a Syngenta® product) controls 90 broadleaf weeds and grasses, with l

Will this be one of those years when managing around weather to get as many acres planted is challenging? Kevin Carlson, Federated's agronomy sales manager, posed the question, and offered these thoug

“Alfalfa and grass alfalfa mixed hay are a substantial investment to plant, and you want to extend the stand life, [it’s] longevity,” said Craig Loen, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location. “Yo

Seed treatment is a “great insurance policy” for growers, according to Cody Lezer, Federated’s seed warehouse manager at Ogilvie. Seed is expensive, but treatment is “a relatively cheap way to protect