The longest day of the year is past but the majority of crop development lies ahead.Field scouting should be ramping up, as should checking in with yourFederated Agronomist.
Remember: Communication is key! If you are between alfalfa or hay cuttings, it's a good time toamp up the nutrientswith mid-season fertilization. And be sure to check out these videos on problematic weeds.
Horsetail is often troublesome in lower areas of a field. Kevin Carlson, Federated’s agronomy sales manager, discusses how to control this “Christmas-tree-like” weed.
Why doesn't glyphosate control this weed? Kevin Carlson offers this explanation.
Kevin Carlson discusses tank mixes to help control yellow nutsedge.
SST App Ramps Up Field Scouting
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 leveraging field data in increasingly valuable ways.
The SST software makes it possible to use “NDVI imaging to identify biomass density of plant life,” said Rob Reinking, Federated agronomy sales rep at the Albertville location. Imaging ... Read more.
Alfalfa, Hay Fertilizer Pays Off
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 vigor, and disease resistance can all be traced back to good fertilization – and all those factors contribute to a longer-lasting stand ... Read more.