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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.


Helpful Tips to Save Money and Time with Your Farm’s Financial Plan

A key question that should be at the center of every farmer’s crop plan is, how am I going to pay for it? As of 2017, 2.8% of the farmer’s total expenses were made up of interest, totaling $9.9 Billion dollars.


By Kevin Stinner, Credit Manager


An Inside Look at Pinnacle Agriculture Field Days

In 2018, Pinnacle Agriculture hosted research plots at seven universities, strip trials at multiple farmers’ fields, and Field Days that attracted hundreds of participants in four states. Pinnacle Agriculture’s Field Days enable farmers across the country to witness industry-leading products in action. The research plots also produce valuable research data for innovation and improved performance.


By Bryan Olivi, Proprietary Product Agronomist


5 Tips for Farm Financial Success

Farm loan demand is expected to exceed renewals and extensions of existing loans. This signals farmers to rethink the way they finance their operations and to look at alternative methods of financing. A farmer should carefully look at all options and decide what is the best course of action for their operation. Here are some tips for financial success.


By Kevin Stinner, Credit Manager

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The Art of Cotton Defoliation

Having grown up in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, I still remember the pungent odor of cotton defoliations swirling through the air early in the morning as I walked to school. For a large part of the country, fall is synonymous with leaves falling from trees and other vegetation. However, in the South, the robust odor of defoliants was an abrupt signal that summer was ending and fall was starting. 


By Will Scott, Tech Services Manager


9 Questions Every Farmer Should Ask Themselves About Precision Ag

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

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Managing Plant Stresses with Fungicides

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 


Improve Your Summer Insecticide Performance with Technologies from Innvictis

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

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National Trends in Crop Health

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


Delivering Solutions from Plants, for Plants

Temperatures are soaring across most of the country, bringing with them either relentless rains or a stifling drought. Another summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to give your crops a nutritional boost.


By Gary Tuxhorn, Plant Scientist