Welcome to your source for news and insights about growing better, smarter. From the latest pest mitigation strategies to tips for running your business, experts cover the trends that affect your farm.
There are many “tools in the toolbox” that can be used to address any issue a farmer might face in their operation. What is important is choosing the right tool for the job. Here are some basic questions every farmer should ask themselves when evaluating their operation to incorporate precision agriculture tools and management practices.
By Jonathan Hall, Precision Agriculture Specialist
Fungicides are extremely important and should be considered a part of any grower’s chemical regiment to protect yield. Building a proactive fungicidal approach into your crop’s plan will strengthen the plant's natural defenses, help the plant combat environmental stressors, and protect yield.
By Bryan Olivi, Proprietary Product Agronomist
Now that we’re well into the summer season, plants are maturing—and becoming more susceptible to pest infestations. This period of growth is prime time for insecticides, but many come up short during summer months. They’re simply not engineered to withstand weather extremes or intense bug runs..
By Greg McManic, Director of Product Development
Plant tissue sampling is a great tool in our agronomic tool box and has various impacts in both a preventative and a reactive decision-making process. Tissue sampling provides insight to potential deficiencies, diagnosing visual symptomology, and validating fertility programs. Our Verify® plant tissue sampling tool is an excellent way to not only help monitor nutrient demands and needs locally but also observe crop trends nationally.
By Will Scott, Tech Services Manager