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

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