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    Central Farm Service Uses ADAPT to Streamline Processes in Agronomy and Operations
    Central Farm Service Uses ADAPT to Streamline Processes in Agronomy and Operations
    Feb 15, 2019 |
    CFS wanted to streamline its workflow process to improve efficiency – specifically, the ease and speed at which it could access accurate information. It’s common for agribusinesses to work with several different data platforms in various aspects of their business...
    Required Dicamba Meeting
    Required Dicamba Meeting
    Jan 21, 2019 |
    Late in 2018 the Dicamba containing products XtendiMax by Monsanto; Engenia by BASF; and FeXapan by DuPont labels were extended until December 20, 2020. This label extensions requires that all applicators applying these products attend a required Dicamba Application Training...
    CFS TISSUE SAMPLE TRENDS
    CFS TISSUE SAMPLE TRENDS
    Jan 18, 2019 |
    Tissue samples are a great way to monitor Micro and Macronutrient status within a plant.  Monitoring tissue samples throughout the growing season can allow insight into which nutrients are deficient, giving the opportunity to build plans and adjust inputs, helping a plant...
    How to Help Corn Get Off to a Fast Start
    How to Help Corn Get Off to a Fast Start
    Jan 18, 2019 |
    Plant growth regulators can be applied throughout the growing season. To promote vigorous root growth and early emergence apply as a seed treatment or in-furrow at planting.
    Planning and Upcoming Dicamba Meetings
    Planning and Upcoming Dicamba Meetings
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    As our temperatures have cooled down and are predicted to get cooler for the next few days, we are still gaining sunlight every day.
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    Options and Schedules for private pesticide applicators re-certification.
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    Dec 02, 2018 |
    Seed Treatments show positive results in 2018 trials.  Click here to learn more...
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Dec 02, 2018 |
    Over the years, Brian Weller has seen diseases such as Phytophthora, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium have devastating effects on soybeans.  Click here to learn more...
    Protect your Investment with Seed Treatments
    Protect your Investment with Seed Treatments
    Nov 25, 2018 |
    Using a seed treatment is a way to protect your it from the weather, insects, nematodes, and disease.  It's important to know your pests. Are you trying to protect your crop from disease, insects, nematodes, or all three? Diseases can thrive in a variety of weather...
    Response to Fungicide
    Response to Fungicide
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    Disease was prevalent in CFS geography in 2018.  As we go into 2019 knowing where and when a fungicide will have a positive return can be the difference between making money and losing money.
    Response to Nitrogen
    Response to Nitrogen
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    For the last seven years, WinField United has measured RTN scores of various hybrids through the Answer Plot® testing program. A high RTN score indicates the hybrid has an increased chance of a return on investment from applying additional nitrogen or managing nitrogen for...
    Response to Population
    Response to Population
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    When choosing a seed variety for your field, how do you determine if it is the right product for that acre? Are you looking at past yield alone?
    CFS Names Merlyn Kruger President and Chief Executive Officer
    CFS Names Merlyn Kruger President and Chief Executive Officer
    Sep 26, 2018 |
    CFS is pleased to announce that its board of directors has appointed Merlyn Kruger as President and Chief Executive Officer.
    2018 Central Farm Service Corn Yield Tour
    2018 Central Farm Service Corn Yield Tour
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    As we have done in the last few years, Central Farm Service has done a Pro Farmer/Farm Journal type of yield tour on corn fields in our area. When we first started doing this tour in 2012 we walked fields in mid to late August.
    Top Factors to Consider Going into Harvest
    Top Factors to Consider Going into Harvest
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    We had many challenges this year such as too much rain, plant diseases, field variability and more.  It’s important to note these factors as we finish 2018 and access how to improve in 2019.
    Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts first-of-its-kind digital platform to support farmer-led stewardship
    Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts first-of-its-kind digital platform to support farmer-led stewardship
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    Truterra™ Insights Engine will help farmers, food companies to quantify sustainability progress and ROI in real time
    9.1.18 Agronomy Update
    9.1.18 Agronomy Update
    Sep 19, 2018 |
    The temperatures during the week ranged from the upper 40°F’s for lows, to the low 80°F’s for highs. We did receive spotty rain showers during the week accompanied by hail in some areas.
    Corn Silage Quick Tips
    Corn Silage Quick Tips
    Sep 11, 2018 |
    This is the most important step in producing high-quality corn silage.  65% is the number that I use for optimal moisture when putting silage up in a silo, bag or bunker.  Typically this is between 1/2 and 3/4 milk line.  The best way to get an accurate whole plant moisture is...
    Agronomy Update - Emergence Concerns for Recently Planted Corn
    Agronomy Update - Emergence Concerns for Recently Planted Corn
    May 23, 2018 |
    While walking fields and plots, as well as discussions with a few growers, I am seeing more crusting and emergence issues. A couple common denominators

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    Looking to 2020: Updates on the 2019 Answer Plot Program
    Looking to 2020: Updates on the 2019 Answer Plot Program
    Feb 14, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Winter is a busy time for our Answer Plot® teams we plan, count and package trials to for the spring. Each year the Answer Plot program challenge is to anticipate the potential for crop success. We do this as part of our own quality assurance efforts and to help you...
    Plan For This Season’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities
    Plan For This Season’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities
    Feb 13, 2019 | Answer Plot
    If there’s one thing farmers can agree on, it’s that managing a farm isn’t easy. It can be hard to process all the information coming at you. You want to make the most profitable decisions, but who has the time to become an expert on every product and...
    Bringing Innovation to Your Farm
    Bringing Innovation to Your Farm
    Feb 12, 2019 | Answer Plot
    Not all WinField United research takes place through the Answer Plot® program. We also find solutions to agronomic challenges in the lab. And we combine the data we collect in-field with the discoveries made by our scientists to create products that help you optimize the...