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2020 08 03 Growing Insights - Be On the Look Out for Aphid Hot Spots
2020 08 03 Growing Insights - Be On the Look Out for Aphid Hot Spots

8/3/2020 10:03:35 PM

We are starting to see hot spots of Aphids within the fields. Tune in as Irv Arndt, CFS Agronomist discusses current field conditions....

2020.07.08 CFS Agronomy Update with Irv Arndt, CFS Agronomist

7/8/2020 4:21:00 PM

Soybeans: Cupping Issues, Fungicides, Aphids, and diseases. Corn - good stands and fungicide use for ROI...

2020.06.25 Agronomy Update - Weed Pressure, Fungicide, Aphids, and Current Conditions

6/25/2020 4:54:18 PM

Irv Arndt, CFS Agronomist discusses current crop conditions in Southern MN....

2020 06 17 Growing Insights CFS Agronomy Update

6/17/2020 9:46:39 PM

Irv Arndt, CFS Agronomist discusses current conditions of soybeans and corn crops, side dressing, NitrateNow samples, and some of the great results we are seeing with stabilizers....

Your Agronomy Partner

Today’s agriculture is equal parts experience, equipment, technology, and insight. The CFS agronomy department has all four covered. With a wealth of technical expertise, a willingness to invest in the equipment and training needed to do the job right the first time, the ability to put your data to work for you, and service that’s second to none, we’re your best source for agronomy products, services, and knowledge. 


Growing Sustanably - Central Advantage GS

Central Advantage GS puts your information to work for you. Today’s farming operations are heavily influenced by technology and data. By using Central Advantage GS data analysis tools we are able put the information together in one source to help you utilize your data efficiently to help you achieve maximum return.


SUSTAIN® combines leading, highly effective and field tested tools, technologies, and practices that are proven to help farmers improve nutrient use efficiency, soil health, and productivity. Farmers participating in SUSTAIN will work with CFS’ highly-trained Regional Sales Agronomists to bring the latest knowledge and science to the field in ways that are practical, usable, and effective in improving crop management for economic benefit and reduced risk.



At CFS, we have aligned ourselves with the leading seed companies in the industry - CROPLAN®, NK®, DEKALB®/ASGROW®, MYCOGEN®, and CREDENZ®.

We work hard to educate ourselves, and our customers, on the latest developments in seed technology. Our CROPLAN Answer Plot™, the longest ongoing site in the nation, is a tremendous source of data generated under our growing conditions.

  • Tru Bulk seed — available at Blooming Prairie, Clarks Grove, Kenyon, and Lewisville.
  • Seed treatment — we utilize KSI on-demand treatment equipment for optimum coverage on each seed. Treatment options include Warden® CX, Clariva®, Optimize®, Poncho®/VOTiVO®, and Acceleron. Seed treatment services are available at Blooming Prairie, Clarks Grove, and Owatonna.


  • Variable Rate Application of anhydrous ammonia, dry fertilizer, and liquid fertilizer.

  • Anhydrous application with chisel plow or tool bar.

  • Aerial application of chemical, fertilizer, and seed.

  • Farm delivery of semi load quantity.

  • Farm delivery of seed and chemical.

  • Application of dry and liquid fertilizer.

  • Post applied chemical with self-propelled row crop sprayers.

  • Deep banding dry fertilizer.

  • Sidedress application with dry fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, and anhydrous ammonia.


Financing programs and crop insurance are essential to your farming operation. Thanks to our relationship with AgQuest, we can provide the products and services you need to finance—and protect—your crops and livestock.


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