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    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.
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    Options and Schedules for private pesticide applicators re-certification.
    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.
     Plan Today for 2019!
    Plan Today for 2019!
    Jan 07, 2019 |
    CFS Has Multiple Product "PACK" Options to Help You Get Started!
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    Dec 03, 2018 |
    Seed Treatments show positive results in 2018 trials. Click here to learn more...
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Dec 03, 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 26, 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 conditions.
    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 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 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.
    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
    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.
    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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    Get Precise About Seed Decisions Using Ag Tech
    Get Precise About Seed Decisions Using Ag Tech
    Jan 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every farmer knows how important it is to start the season by planting the right seed — and they understand how difficult it can be to determine what hybrids and varieties will work best with the environmental conditions they have on their operations.     ...
    Have Tech on Tap for 2019
    Have Tech on Tap for 2019
    Jan 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    You probably have your seed and crop inputs ordered or maybe already in the barn. But how’s your ag technology planning going for 2019? Work with your local trusted advisor now to determine how to best leverage ag tech tools to help reach your goals in the coming year...
    5 Ways to Leverage Your Ag Tech Capabilities
    5 Ways to Leverage Your Ag Tech Capabilities
    Jan 10, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Farmers are seeing the benefits of ag technology on their operations through optimized ROI and yield potential. As a result, they are anxious to see the latest tools and services your retail location has to offer. Make sure they’re ready to hit the field running in 2019...