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Make Your 2023 Organic Nutrient Management Plan Today

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on November 22, 2022

It is time to plan for 2023 and creating a nutrient management plan for the next growing season is a great place to start. This is true whether your operation centers mainly around organic or conventional production methods. A well-rounded nutrient management plan that considers a wide range of nutrients is [...]

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Organics: November Organics Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on November 7, 2022

Hopefully everyone has had a safe harvest to wrap up the 2022 crop. As we move closer to 2023, I want to [...]

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Video: Research Plot Harvest

Posted by Jessica Link, Agronomist on October 14, 2022

Agronomist Jessica Link discusses the Research Plot during harvest. While there, watch her discuss in-furrow and two-by-two fertilizers measuring the [...]

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Organics: October Organics Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on October 10, 2022

As we have started getting crops off, fertilizer has been a hot topic; not only in the combine but in [...]

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Introducing Power Pass Technology

Posted on October 5, 2022

Power Pass technology is a dual action patent-pending technology. It not only increases crop performance but also aids in enhancing storability for select low-salt starter fertilizers. INCREASES CROP PERFORMANCE Power Pass technology increases crop performance by enhancing plant health, nutrient absorption and field performance. The addition of Power Pass technology [...]

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The Andersons Announces New Power Pass™ Technology for Liquid Starter Fertilizers

Posted on September 27, 2022

MAUMEE, OHIO, September 27, 2022 –The Andersons, Inc. has enhanced its Plant Nutrient product portfolio with the addition of [...]

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Organics: September Organic Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on September 9, 2022

Happy September! I have passed several soybean fields starting to change which means harvest is only a few weeks away. As we wrap up the 2022 growing season, it is time to start planning for a successful 2023 year. As soil test results are received, pay attention to what your potential lime [...]

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Video: Oakley Plot Day

Posted by Jessica Link, Agronomist on September 8, 2022

Agronomist Jessica Link visits the Oakley Farm Center for Plot Day. While there, watch her discuss different crop observations from the various product treatments. TOPICS DISCUSSED​ Effects of disease on crops PRODUCTS DISCUSSED Blog Post: New Year. New Season. Same Proven Results FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please  [...]

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Organics: August Organic Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on August 8, 2022

If you’ve been inside a retail store this past week, you may have noticed fall decorations are out. [...]

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Organics: July Organic Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on July 11, 2022

We are half-way through the growing season and post application decisions on row and specialty crops are taking place. When [...]

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Cercospora Leaf Spot on Sugar Beets

Posted on July 8, 2022

Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) is an airborne fungal disease caused by the organism Cercospora beticola. CLS appears first in lower [...]

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Sugar Beets: Planning for In-Season Applications

Posted By Jeffrey Gilder, Agronomist on June 30, 2022

For sugar beet growers, it is now time to start planning your fungicide applications. With this, it is a great [...]

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June Organics Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on June 13, 2022

As planting is wrapping up for most growers, we are starting to check-in on field trials. The below image is [...]

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Potatoes: Managing High Yields with a Less Than Ideal Start to the Growing Season

Posted by Jeff Gilder, Agronomist on May 31, 2022

The 2022 growing season has gotten off to a slow start. Wet conditions and cold soil have delayed planting and emergence in most of our market areas. We tend to think of this as only a corn and soybean issue, but potato planting has also been impacted. As with [...]

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Tar Spot & Yields: Protect With Fungicides, Maximize With Foliar Fertilizers

Posted on May 24, 2022

Tar spot on corn, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, was first confirmed in the United States in 2015. Tar spot appears as raised, black, circular spots on the top side of corn leaves (Figure 1). Figure 1. (Photo Credit: Tiffanna Ross, Purdue) In 2021, tar spot was confirmed in several states including [...]

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Agronomy Update

Posted on May 13, 2022

When building an effective foliar program, there are different objectives to target throughout the season: 1) encourage plant health, 2) defeat nutrient [...]

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May Organics Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on May 9, 2022

As we move into May during a delayed planting season, a good topic of discussion is your organic starter options. Whether you are using liquid starter or dry, these nutrients are important to ensure a successful 2022 crop season. Even as we move into warmer weather, starter fertilizers still impact yield [...]

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Update from the Field: Ready, Set, …

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 5, 2022

As soil temperatures stretch above 50°F, growers are itching to begin planting. Unfortunately, recent rain events and saturated soils [...]

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The Andersons 2021 Research Guide

Posted on April 22, 2022

The Andersons works to ensure our products deliver excellent and consistent performance on the farm, a positive return on investment and provide value to growers. To ensure this, we perform numerous field trials each year to evaluate differing factors including effectiveness, rates, timing, and more. Our research trials are conducted [...]

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Update from the Field: The Early Bird Gets the Worm

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 21, 2022

It is difficult to estimate the best date to begin planting, and this year is no exception. In most years, [...]

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Update from the Field: Prepare for Lodging

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 7, 2022

Corn lodging, by definition, “is the breakage of the stalk below the ear, leading to increased harvest losses, increased [...]

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Organics: April Organics Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on April 4, 2022

Fertilizer markets have been volatile the past year but have become even more so in the last few months. Pandemic [...]

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Maximize your sidedress application with UltraMate Zn

Posted by Jessica Link, Agronomist on April 1, 2022

The Andersons UltraMate® Zn is a powerful combination of humic acid, fulvic acid, and zinc designed to be [...]

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Agronomy Alert: Poor Wheat Stands in Late Planted Wheat

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 25, 2022

Scouting fields recently, I have encountered less than ideal wheat stands. As I scout, I evaluate the stands and discuss [...]

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Organics: Maximize Early Season Growth to Increase Yield at Harvest

Posted by Jessica Link, Agronomist on March 15, 2022

Providing adequate nutrition at planting is essential for a productive growing season. When looking at early season growth, consider the nutrients that are necessary at this time, such as phosphorus. Phosphorus is essential for stimulating early season root and shoot growth in seedlings. Phosphorus can be used in the form [...]

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Update from the Field: Perfect Placement Proficiency

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 2, 2022

As fertilizer prices keep creeping up this spring, the question arises, how can we be more efficient with our inputs [...]

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Update from the Field: Hauling the Milk

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 17, 2022

As I was growing up on my family’s dairy farm, the comfort or stress level of our cattle [...]

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SmartPhos DG competes in Next Gen Fertilizer Innovation Challenge

Posted on February 15, 2022

The Andersons is proud to participate with its SmartPhos DG ® technology in the Next Gen Fertilizer Innovation Challenge hosted by the EPA and USDA. The competition is also in collaboration with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the National Corn [...]

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Update from the Field: Relay Race for High Yields

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 4, 2022

This week is the start of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. I’m not a big winter [...]

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Update from the Field: Up Date, Up Grade, Up Yields

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 20, 2022

I know it is still January, but it is never too early to talk about the most important pass through [...]

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Update from the Field: Starters, Reloaded

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 7, 2022

My boys and I are big movie buffs. Over Christmas break we saw the new Matrix movie, “The Matrix [...]

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Update from the Field: Sticker Shock

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 9, 2021

As dry fertilizer prices continue to skyrocket, some growers are experiencing sticker shock and asking if they can afford to [...]

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Update from the Field: Keep Calm and Test On

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 23, 2021

Soil sampling can be a long and laborious process, but it is necessary to keep calm and perform soil tests [...]

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Specialty Products Guide Update

Posted on November 23, 2021

The Andersons received notice from BASF that Korrect was not approved as a pH buffering adjuvant with Engenia. Korrect was submitted for testing and passed the third party testing earlier this year. However, just last week, BASF provided notice that Korrect will not be posted as a pH buffering adjuvant [...]

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Update from the Field: Factors for Fall Fertilizer

Posted on October 28, 2021

Proper crop fertility management is important for healthy soils and increasing profitability. Growers remove significant yields, but sometimes put few [...]

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Update from the Field: Featherweight Corn

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 12, 2021

Whether you are fighting in a UFC bout or squaring off in a high school wrestling tournament, individual contenders are [...]

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Update from the Field: Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 29, 2021

If you have been around small children, you likely have heard the [...]

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Introducing PureStart Liquid Organic Fertilizer

Posted on September 29, 2021

PureStart liquid organic fertilizer is the first OMRI Listed® liquid fertilizer specifically designed to be used as a high phosphorus row starter. Produced from steamed bone meal and other natural components, PureStart provides nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for seedlings to encourage early, even emergence and maximum yield at [...]

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Video: In Field Crop Progress: Michigan

Posted on September 29, 2021

Senior Originations Merchant Brian Eley and Agronomist Dave Dyson are visiting corn and bean fields in Scotts, Michigan, as harvest [...]

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The Andersons, Inc. Releases New PureStart™ Organic Row Starter

Posted on September 21, 2021

MAUMEE, OHIO, September 20, 2021 – The Andersons, Inc. announces the launch of PureStart®, a new, organic liquid fertilizer. PureStart [...]

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Update from the Field: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 15, 2021

The phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” can be traced back to the mid 1970’s. Gaylord Nelson, then a [...]

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Top 4 updates to the new Specialty Products Guide and The Andersons product portfolio

Posted on September 13, 2021

We are always excited to release a new resource for our dealers, distributors and growers. Below is a summary of [...]

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Update from the Field: Strange Soybean Symptoms

Posted By Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 2, 2021

As an agronomist for The Andersons, I travel a wide swath throughout the Corn Belt. Lately, I have been noticing [...]

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Update from the Field: Never Give Up, Never Surrender

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 19, 2021

My two favorite movie genres are comedy and science fiction. If you can make a great story that combines these [...]

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Video: In Field Crop Progress: Nebraska

Posted on August 19, 2021

We are in South Central Nebraska this week with Senior Originations Merchant Darren Cudaback and Agronomist Dave Dyson. Even [...]

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Three Stages of Winter Wheat - Stage Three: Heading and Stem Extension

Posted on August 3, 2021

MINIMIZE DISEASE PRESSURE Early stages of many foliar diseases oftentimes present as leaf spotting on the wheat’s leaf, [...]

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Three Stages of Winter Wheat - Stage Two: Tillering and Topdress

Posted on August 3, 2021

PROVIDE IN-SEASON NUTRITION During the Feekes 4-5 growth stage, it is time to supply nitrogen through topdress. This application will [...]

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Three Stages of Winter Wheat - Stage One: Pre-Emergent and Planting

Posted on August 3, 2021

START WITH SOIL ANALYSIS Soil testing is an invaluable tool to understand soil or plant health, both of which directly [...]

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Update from the Field: Sulfur Deficiency, Why and How?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 19, 2021

Sulfur deficiency is a common problem this growing season. When scouting fields, the lower leaves of the corn plant [...]

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The Andersons Announces Organizational Changes to Plant Nutrient Team

Posted on July 8, 2021

MAUMEE, OHIO, June 25, 2021 – The Andersons, Inc. is pleased to announce key leadership changes within its Plant Nutrient wholesale [...]

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Update from the Field: A Burning Question

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 7, 2021

The season for nitrogen sidedress on corn has begun. If field conditions are less than ideal [...]

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News: Agronomy Alert

Posted on June 24, 2021

Our Agronomist, Dave Dyson, was walking fields and noticed a common trend of sulfur deficiency in corn fields. East of [...]

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Update from the Field: Freedom of the Stress

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 10, 2021

To increase yield, it is essential to be aware of stress. During certain growth periods of the crop’s [...]

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Update from the Field: Make Bread Out of Air

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 27, 2021

At the turn of the twentieth century, Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch created a way of extracting nitrogen from the [...]

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INTRODUCING The Andersons John Deere Financial Grower Program

Posted on May 25, 2021

The Andersons has partnered with John Deere Financial to offer growers 120 days No-Payments/No-Interest on qualifying purchases over $1,000 made June 1 through September 30, 2021, from their local participating dealer or retailer using their Multi-Use Account. This program allows growers to not only enhance their cash flow but also enhance their yields [...]

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Organics: May Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on May 11, 2021

Happy May! While it’s been a cooler progression into spring, planting is here and we are thinking of [...]

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Organics: April Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on April 12, 2021

Spring has sprung and from here on out, it will be busy until planting is complete! For organics, the work [...]

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Update from the Field: Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Pollution

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 1, 2021

Wheat topdress is in full swing and the Corn Belt planting season will begin within 30 [...]

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Update from the Field: Stand By Your Wheat

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 18, 2021

Just as Tammy Wynette used to stand by her man, wheat growers need to stand by  [...]

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March Organic Update: March is for Microbes

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on March 8, 2021

Now that temperatures are warming, frost-seeding is occurring, and mud seems to be everywhere, I wonder how [...]

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Update from the Field: Back in My Day

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 18, 2021

The saying “Back in my day” has always been toxic to my three [...]

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February Organics Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on February 9, 2021

We’re making progress in organics and have a lot of exciting developments that we’ll be announcing [...]

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The Andersons announces organic expansion at Waterloo

Posted on January 26, 2021

The Andersons is pleased to announce that we have recently expanded our organic storage in Waterloo, Indiana, to meet the [...]

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The Andersons biological products – a new lineup designed for ease-of-use, efficiency, and ROI

Posted on January 21, 2021

The biological market is more crowded than ever. So, how do you decide which biological products to offer your customers [...]

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Update from the Field: Mighty Micronutrients

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 20, 2021

There are seven essential micronutrients required for crop growth and needed in [...]

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Press Release: The Andersons Launches New Specialty Zinc Products Tri Z™ and Tri Z Pro

Posted on January 20, 2021

MAUMEE, OHIO, January 19, 2021 –The Andersons, Inc. announces the availability of two new specialty ag products that provide immediate [...]

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Meet The Andersons Biological Product Line-Up

Posted on January 19, 2021

The Andersons biological products are robust microbial packages specifically designed to enhance field applications. With the highest concentration of microbials [...]

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January Organics Update: 2021 - We Can All Do Better

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on January 12, 2021

We made it through 2020 and can give ourselves a huge pat on the back. Going into 2021, I have a [...]

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Top 10 reasons to add Bio Pass to your liquid starter fertilizer

Posted on December 17, 2020

The Andersons Bio Pass is a top 10 finalist for The Scoop’s (formerly known as Ag Professional) 2020 New Product [...]

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Update from the Field: Secondary but Necessary

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 10, 2020

Sulfur is considered a secondary nutrient, along with calcium and magnesium. All three are considered  [...]

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December Organics Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on December 7, 2020

We’ve made it to the end of 2020, and what a year it has been for our world! For this organic update, I’ve been reflecting and want to go way back to January 2020, pre-COVID-19, when travel, gathering for conferences, and spontaneous in-person connections were all [...]

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Update from the Field: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 4, 2020

Crop disease has more in common with nutrient deficiency than with insect or weed pressure. When insect or weed pressure [...]

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Update from the Field: Double Down for Better Yields

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 20, 2020

Back in my childhood I remember the Wrigley's commercials on TV, playing off the idea [...]

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Update from the Field: Mineralization, Your Friend and Mine

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 12, 2020

Stalk residue can be a major source of problems for growers during the spring planting  [...]

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November Organics Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on November 10, 2020

Happy November! This month’s update is about the latest data from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics [...]

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Update from the Field: Humic is Huge

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 5, 2020

What is humic acid, and what does it do in the soil to help produce crops? [...]

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Don’t Let the Cold Snap Your Residue

Posted on October 28, 2020

As cold temperatures near, concern about whether it is too late to apply Bio Reverse™ rises. Bio Reverse [...]

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Podcast: Perks of Pelletized Products

Posted on October 27, 2020

How you do something is just as important as what you do. Listen as we discuss the perks of using [...]

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Plan Ahead: Observe Crops During Harvest

Posted on October 20, 2020

Make the “windshield-time” in your combine cab as profitable as possible. It is an excellent time to [...]

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Update from the Field: Gypsum, White Gold

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 15, 2020

One of the main drivers of nutrient availability is soil pH. As demonstrated in  [...]

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October Organics Update: Change is in the Air

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on October 12, 2020

As we transition seasons and harvest is upon us, I want to take the opportunity to share some of [...]

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Podcast: How to Increase Residue Breakdown

Posted on October 12, 2020

Don’t be late when timing is everything! Listen as we discuss a few residue management programs and the [...]

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October Agronomy Update

Posted on October 1, 2020

Anyone with toddler age children can attest, temper tantrums can come along quickly and with some sort of mantra [...]

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Podcast: The Importance of Residue Breakdown

Posted on September 29, 2020

From valuable nutrients locked in the soil, to harboring insects and disease, residue can cause a ton of problems! Listen [...]

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Updated from the Field: Who Ordered La Niña for Taco Tuesday?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 24, 2020

While drinking coffee at the local watering hole these past few weeks, I have been hearing a lot of grumbling [...]

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Update from the Field: Time for Me to Fly

Posted on September 15, 2020

As soybean harvest begins in areas across the Corn Belt and wheat prices start to rebound, [...]

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Video: In-Field Crop Progress - Michigan

Posted on September 10, 2020

We are in South Central Michigan this week bringing you an in-field crop progress update on local corn and soybean [...]

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Update from the Field: Kernel of Truth

Posted on September 9, 2020

There are two common questions being asked this time of year: 1) how is the corn crop progressing,  [...]

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September Organics Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on September 8, 2020

In the spirit of Labor Day and the slower pace that most of our customers are currently experiencing, this September [...]

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Update from the Field: Better Life through Chemistry

Posted on September 3, 2020

Across the Corn Belt, the soybean crop is maturing quickly, and the forecasted warmer weather will accelerate [...]

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Update from the Field: SDS, More than just a Fungus

Posted on August 28, 2020

As my travels take me across the Corn Belt, I have noticed an increase of sudden  [...]

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Video: In-Field Crop Progress - Indiana

Posted on August 27, 2020

We are in Indiana this week bringing you an update from local corn and soybean fields. Associate Merchant Zach Kelly [...]

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August Agronomy Update

Posted on August 21, 2020

If anyone has ever followed a big stover crop with a tillage tool or a planter, you know the frustration [...]

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The Andersons Launches Bio Reverse™, a New Biological that Maximizes Crop Residue Breakdown

Posted on August 19, 2020

MAUMEE, OHIO, August 18, 2020 –The Andersons, Inc. announces the availability of its new biological product, Bio Reverse™, which [...]

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Farm Centers: Are You Ready for Fall?

Posted on August 18, 2020

Use our Fall Checklist to make the most of your time this fall season! Make sure you are prepped for [...]

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Organics: Re-creation and the Growth of Organics

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on August 10, 2020

August, while not a huge holiday month, is still full of tradition for most families: taking [...]

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Agronomy Alert: Soybean Aphids Spotted!

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 7, 2020

Soybean aphids were spotted in a field just east of Waterloo, IN, at the end of July. It was [...]

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Update From The Field: Weeds, Insects, and Diseases, Oh My!

Posted on August 6, 2020

Just as in the “Wizard of Oz”, our three heroic adventurers thought they were “out of the [...]

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July Agronomy Update

Posted on July 30, 2020

Parts of the Midwest have been experiencing hotter than normal temperatures and humidity throughout the day. These conditions are coming [...]

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Podcast: How To Scout Late Season Corn

Posted on July 28, 2020

Don’t let diseases or deficiencies be the downfall to your corn crop! Listen as we discuss how to [...]

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