NEWS & BLOG
We found the following article from AG Professional magazine, written by Steve Cubbage, to be very applicable and worthy of sharing.
Precision Agriculture has a Squirrel Problem
I’m a big fan or Disney Pixar movies. Even though their characters are animated, they’re very real because they’re always telling us a story about the world in which we live.
Take Advantage of the Best Discounts of the Year for Grain Bins, Portable Dryers and Pneumatic Systems
Winter promotional programs from GSI, Sukup Manufacturing, and Shivvers Manufacturing have arrived. In addition to the standard discounts offered in the past some of the manufacturers also provide discount coupons and offer bundling programs (combination of multiple big ticket items) for larger discounts.
Now is the time to order your seed for 2016 to take advantage of the best discounts. Stutsmans offers a variety of seed optionsto fit your operation. Along with the high-quality seed that we offer, we also have custom soybean seed treatment available, including ILeVo treatment to protect against sudden death. We saw great response to those fields that were treated with ILeVo this year.
Call Taylor Flynn or your Stutsman Salesman for more information.
This year we saw some amazing yields come off of fields; if you had record yields this year, go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back! Don’t forget though, that with these record yields, even more of your nutrients were also used up in your field. If it has been a few years since you have soiled sampled, this may be a good year to do so to see where you are sitting with your nutrients. If you have just been using a maintenance rate of P & K, you may not be replacing all of the nutrients taken off the field.
Three crop seasons ago, we came out with our ProVantage complete analysis program for our growers. Our growers were just beginning to be hit with the likes of Climate, Encirca, and other companies for access to our data. It was always the belief of Stutsmans that the grower owned the data and that that data should not be used against them in any way. More
Have you considered adding cover crops to your management plan? Cover crops can be a great way to add fertility to your fields, suppress weed growth, reduce soil erosion, and reduce soil compaction. Some common cover crops for Iowa are rye grain, tillage radishes, turnips and triticale.