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    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

Events

CFS Annual Meeting

Join Us! - 2017/2018 CFS Annual Meeting


CFS- Owatonna Main Office - Moving Sept. 17th

The CFS - Owatonna Main Office location is moving to 712 N Cedar, Owatonna MN 

2018 Blooming Prairie FFA Plot Tour

Seed programs & information on 2018 corn and soybean lineup will be available at the plot

DTN News

Industry News

    Understand the Value of Foliar Health
    Understand the Value of Foliar Health
    Oct 23, 2018 | Answer Plot
    If you could look into a crystal ball during 2019 planning, what would it tell you? Obviously, there’s no predicting the future in agriculture, but you can use data to help inform your decision-making.   Every year, WinField United generates response-to-fungicide...
    Making Drones an Everyday Tool
    Making Drones an Everyday Tool
    Oct 22, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Anyone who is capturing imagery with a drone knows that it’s a time- and labor-intensive job. And once you’ve collected a large library of high-resolution images, you need to know how to organize and analyze the data to obtain beneficial insights. These are just...
    Quickly Predict Corn Plant Drydown
    Quickly Predict Corn Plant Drydown
    Oct 22, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Monitoring cornfield drydown trends can be time-consuming and needs to be done during one of the busiest parts of the growing season. It’s difficult to walk every field and collect samples to test for grain moisture and assess late season stands when there are so many...