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Agronomy Update December 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 5, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

Three micronutrients which should be included in all starter fertilizers are boron, [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update December 5, 2019

Posted on December 5, 2019

 

2019 has been a roller coaster of a year and it continues through harvest. As we all push to wrap up the year, there is still plenty to consider going into 2020. Watch as we discuss the benefits of diversifying pricing in your risk management plan through our [...]

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Update from the Field: Satisfaction

Posted on November 22, 2019

When it comes to applying sulfur or sulfates, the Rolling Stones said it best, “I can't get no satisfaction.” In the past, atmospheric deposition of sulfur from the burning of high sulfur coal and diesel provided enough sulfur to satisfy crop needs. [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update November 14, 2019

Posted on November 14, 2019

In this week’s update, Account Representative Seth Miller outlines corn and soybean yields around the area, suggestions on what to do with additional bushels after filling priced contracts, and the dates for the new Freedom program. Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss how you [...]

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Agronomy Update November 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 11, 2019
MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

It is time to think about fall fertilizer applications, particularly for pH and liming needs. The first step is to take a thorough soil test to measure values of major nutrients (N-P-K), cations (calcium, magnesium, potassium, hydrogen and sodium), and micronutrients. Depending on the [...]

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The Andersons Hires Joel Sandock as National Accounts Manager for Specialty Agriculture Business

Posted on November 6, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, October 31, 2019 – The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces the addition of Joel Sandock to its Plant Nutrient Group to serve as national accounts manager for the specialty agriculture business. 

Sandock brings to The Andersons more than 20 years of experience in the plant [...]

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Update from the Field: Keep it Cool

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 5, 2019

Fall application of nitrogen has quite a few advantages over a spring application, if done properly. The time savings can be the difference between planting a crop on time or fighting a late-planted crop all season. Growers have had a hard time applying enough nitrogen the last [...]

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Update from the Field: Get the Dirt on Your Soil

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 31, 2019

Following the season, it is important to sample your soils to best understand your pH and nutrient levels. In our busy lives, it is hard to take a few days and hit the pause button while waiting for the soil test results. However, waiting these few days [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update October 30, 2019

Posted on October 30, 2019

Don’t let post-harvest applications and management decisions haunt you. Watch Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link outline considerations and best practices for you following this year’s harvest.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED LABEL PRODUCT SHEET NutraLime® DG (Hi-Cal) NutraLime DG (Hi-Mag) NutraSoft® DG  [...]

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Agronomy Update October 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 24, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The cover crop planting season is upon us. Cover crop recommendations can be as numerous as stars in the sky. Everyone seems to have their own recipe for the “perfect” mix to improve the soil’s needs. As harvest [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update October 16, 2019

Posted on October 16, 2019
 

As harvest progresses in parts of the country, Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss three considerations for harvested or prevent plant fields – soil sampling, residue management, and proper fertility – and the keys within each to set yourself up for success in 2020.

Products [...]

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Update from the Field: Remember to Enjoy the Little Things

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 15, 2019

As harvest progresses across the Corn Belt, we are pleasantly surprised to have some yields better than we were expecting. With the increase in yields comes the increase in the amount of corn stover we must deal with, not only this fall, but next spring as well. [...]

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UltraConvenient. UltraFlexible. UltraMate LQ

Posted on October 10, 2019

UltraMate® LQ is a sulfonated potassium humate liquid. It completely mixes when added directly to liquid fertilizer, micronutrient, or pesticide formulations over a wide range of pH values. The compatibility of UltraMate LQ allows the user to apply this humate using application methods which are unacceptable [...]

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Update from the Field: Variable Yields, Variable Rates

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 10, 2019

This cropping year has been anything but normal, so why should we expect the situation to change this fall? Depending on where you’re located and when or if you planted your crops on time, your grain may be ready to harvest or beginning to dry [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update October 3, 2019

Posted on October 3, 2019

In this week’s video, Agronomist Dave Dyson and Senior Account Representative Seth Miller outline wheat planting and market considerations. They also discuss developing a successful residue management program to help unlock valuable nutrients for next year’s crop.

  Products mentioned:  

Season Pass [...]

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Update from the Field: Best Practices for Winter Wheat

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on October 2, 2019

Harvest has finally come to the Corn Belt! Five months ago, some people predicted our crop would not mature before frost hit. Fortunately, the weather forecast looks favorable, and the frost will hold off until after the black layer occurs in corn in many regions. As soybean [...]

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Video: In Field Crop Progress - Michigan

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 26, 2019

Agronomist Dave Dyson joins Senior Account Representative Brian Eley in White Pigeon, Michigan, to conclude this year’s In Field Crop Progress Report tour. Dave and Brian discuss harvest considerations, yield estimates, and crop conditions. Thank you to our viewers who have followed us throughout the growing season, [...]

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Update from the Field: Get Out and Scout!

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 26, 2019

Disease has been coming into the corn crop early and strong this year due to the unusually late planting conditions and stressful wet and dry spells throughout its growth and reproduction. In most parts of the country, the crop struggled to develop a strong and healthy root [...]

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Update from the Field: The Enemy Below

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 18, 2019

Similar to the storyline in the 1957 Robert Mitchum movie “The Enemy Below,” the soybean producer is in a life or death struggle with a nemesis they cannot see. The soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines, is the single most damaging pest affecting soybean production in [...]

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The Andersons Adds New Season Pass® with MicroCarb ZMB™ to Nutrient Portfolio

Posted on September 17, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, September 17, 2019 –The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) has expanded its Plant Nutrient product portfolio with the addition of Season Pass® with MicroCarb ZMB™ and Season Pass Plus with MicroCarb ZMB, both innovative liquid starter fertilizers. These new products are designed to maximize yields [...]

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Video: In Field Crop Progress - New York

Posted on September 16, 2019

We are in the Finger Lakes region of New York this week bringing you an update from the field. Agronomist Dave Dyson and Merchant Tim Atkinson discuss signs of disease in both corn and bean fields as well as crop conditions and expected harvest timeframes.

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Agronomy Update September 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 13, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

Crop residue, or “trash”, can be a major source of problems for farmers in the spring during planting. Corn stalks can especially cause havoc to planters or drills. The excess cellulose and stalk residue can puncture tires, create voids in [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update September 6, 2019

Posted on September 6, 2019

In this week's crop update, Agronomist Dave Dyson and Senior Account Representative Seth Miller discuss anticipated yields and potential issues to watch out for in your fields as we near harvest, crop maturity timelines and how they compare to anticipated freeze dates, and potential conversations to have with [...]

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Update from the Field: If We Make It Through December…

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 4, 2019

As Labor Day slips past and football season comes into full view, it is time to start looking forward to fall and harvesting this year’s crop. Every time I yield check this year’s crop, an old Merle Haggard song comes to mind, &ldquo [...]

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Video: In Field Crop Progress - Indiana

Posted on September 3, 2019

We are in North Central Indiana this week bringing you an update from the field. Agronomist Dave Dyson and Account Representative Kylee Phillips take a look at a corn field planted in May versus a field planted in June. They also evaluate current bean conditions and the first signs [...]

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Update from the Field: Count on Corn

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 28, 2019

Several times this past week, I have been asked two big questions: “How is the corn crop progressing?” and “What is your best guess at yield for the 2019 corn crop?”  Scouting the corn field at 55 MPH will not tell you much. The [...]

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Update from the Field: CBD A-OK

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 23, 2019

The agriculture industry is abuzz about hemp and the opportunities a new crop can provide to markets and crop rotations. Regardless of whether you think the 2018 Farm Bill went too far in legalizing the propagation and distribution of hemp, or if you think it did not [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update August 21, 2019

Posted on August 21, 2019

In this week’s crop update, Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss management of soybeans heading into the reproductive stages and scouting fields during corn pollination.

Soybean Management

Yield is being determined in the reproductive stages ​It is essential to keep stress [...]

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Update from the Field: Burn, Baby, Burn!

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 16, 2019

This year’s weed situation has been the worst in my recent memory. I have been called out to many fields where Roundup® and Liberty® are not killing giant ragweed, marestail, waterhemp, or lambsquarter. Some problems can be attributed to a boring insect hollowing [...]

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Video: In Field Crop Progress - NW Ohio

Posted on August 15, 2019

We are in Northwest Ohio this week bringing you an update from the field. Senior Account Representative Seth Miller and Agronomist Dave Dyson take a look at a cover crop field with oats and radishes, current crop conditions including corn pollination and bean staging, and working with your representative [...]

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Update from the Field: Fungus Among Us

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 8, 2019

This year’s late planting and extreme weather has growers contemplating what inputs to invest in versus cut. Early in the growing season, we experienced wetter-than-normal conditions, and recently, we have been facing higher-than-normal temperatures and humidity during pollination. These conditions have provided a high potential [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update August 7, 2019

Posted on August 7, 2019

In this week’s crop update, Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss soybean and corn diseases, late season nitrogen application on soybeans, and observations made on starter fertilizer applications.

Disease:

Corn and soybean diseases are a threat to crop production Keep a [...]

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Video: In-Field Crop Progress - Louisiana

Posted on August 1, 2019

We are in Louisiana this week bringing you an update from the field. Agronomist Dr. Joe Pankey and Associate Merchant Claudia Williams discuss current crop conditions, yield estimates, harvest timelines and working with your Account Representative on marketing solutions and risk management tools.

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Video: Weekly Crop Update July 31, 2019

Posted on July 31, 2019

In this week's crop update, Product Specialist Jessica Link and Senior Sales Representative Seth Miller discuss soybean disease pressure and grain market considerations with the upcoming Supply and Demand report.

Combatting Plant Stress

Soybean disease pressure is increasing, with presence of Septoria Brown Spot beginning [...]

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The Andersons OMRI-Listed Primary NPK Granules

Posted by Dani Kusner on July 25, 2019

This is the last post in our series of outlining the available OMRI-listed products from The Andersons new organic warehouse in Waterloo, IN. This week, we’ll review the available organic primary NPK products. While we understand you may be more concerned with weed control than NPK application [...]

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Update from the Field: Starter Fertilizer: Not a Dud

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 25, 2019

Hopefully everyone had a happy Fourth of July celebration and no injuries were incurred. I’m an avid fireworks participant as I enjoy witnessing the display of colors explode in the sky. Similar to fireworks, when you apply a starter fertilizer during planting, the corn shoots [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update July 23, 2019

Posted on July 23, 2019

“With the southern rust, it can be detrimental to entire fields,” says Dave Dyson in this week’s crop update. Watch Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss problems they are seeing in the field, challenges on the horizon and how to combat them.< [...]

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Video: In-Field Crop Progress - Illinois

Posted on July 18, 2019

We are in East Central Illinois this week bringing you an update from the field with The Andersons Trade Group. Agronomist Dave Dyson and Executive Account Representative Greg Johnson discuss corn roots and tasseling, preventing herbicide burn on beans with Phosfix® and working [...]

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Agronomy Update July 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 18, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The excessive rain this spring and late planting dates, combined with increased participation in crop insurance, are creating a unique situation. On average, the U.S. has around 3 million acres declared prevent planting per season. According to The Andersons Trade Group, this [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update July 17, 2019

Posted on July 17, 2019

“In 2018, over 50% of soils were low to very low in boron”, states Jessica Link in this week’s crop update. Watch Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss surfactant burn on soybeans and the importance of foliar fertilization.

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Video: Weekly Crop Update July 10, 2019

Posted on July 10, 2019

In this week's crop update, Agronomist Dave Dyson, Product Specialist Jessica Link and Senior Sales Representative Seth Miller talk about low-salt starter providing dividends in the field, recovery process for hail damage throughout Central Indiana and wheat harvest progressing in Northwest Ohio.

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Update from the Field: Highway to Hail

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 9, 2019

This past week we have seen the weather, insects, and vertebrate pests play havoc on our struggling corn crops. Parts of the Corn Belt received hail, leveling fields in some areas. However, receiving a heavy dose of hail damage when the corn is in the early vegetative [...]

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Update from the Field: A Tissue for an Issue

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 2, 2019

When my kids start complaining about their teenage angst, the saying around my house is: “Do you need a tissue for your issue?” In agriculture, sometimes taking a tissue sample can make you aware of an issue before yield damage has occurred.

Tissue [...]

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Video: Weekly Crop Update July 2, 2019

Posted on July 2, 2019

"If you see the deficiency, yield is already impacted." Watch Agronomist Dave Dyson and Product Specialist Jessica Link discuss the importance of tissue testing your crops and considerations for corn sidedress.

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The Andersons OMRI-Listed Carbon Solutions

Posted by Dani Kusner on July 2, 2019

This is the second post in my series of reviewing the available products from our new organic warehouse in Waterloo, Indiana. This week, we are going to review The Andersons OMRI-listed carbon solutions. With available carbon products from The Andersons, a grower can choose to apply a carbon source [...]

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Video: Planting Progress Update June 26, 2019

Posted on June 26, 2019

As we start to wrap up the month of June, watch Product Specialist Jessica Link and Trade Group Senior Account Representative Seth Miller discuss planting cover crops on prevent plant acres, soil testing to determine nitrogen levels and the weekly Crop Progress reports.

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Update from the Field: Have We Lost Our Minds or Just Our Nitrogen?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 25, 2019

As the title suggests, the constant rainy weather the Corn Belt has been experiencing may cause us to lose our minds. Not only that, it can also leave us wondering how much nitrogen is left in the soil for the corn crop. Nitrogen can be one of [...]

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The Andersons OMRI-Listed Pelletized Soil Amendments

Posted by Dani Kusner on June 21, 2019

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to explore the OMRI-listed products The Andersons has available out of its new warehouse location in Waterloo, Indiana. This week we’ll discuss our soil amendments with dispersing granule (DG) technology.

When it comes to organic dispersing [...]

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The Andersons Expands List of Approved Products for Tank Mix Compatibility

Posted on June 19, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, June 19, 2019 –The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces new approvals for tank mix compatibility and the release of Eezy™ Man Gen II.

The Andersons strives to be on the cutting edge of technology. In pursuit of this, many of its products have [...]

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Video Update: Planting Progress Update June 18, 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

Heading into the third week of June, we still have cool, wet weather and crop issues are starting to pop up. We gathered Senior Account Representative Seth Miller, Sales Manager Chris Weiler and Agronomist David Dyson to talk about growing degree days, applying a starter to beans, using a [...]

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Agronomy Update June 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Link, Product Specialist

The typical spring excitement switched to high levels of stress as #plant19 became #noplant19 in several areas of the country. Significant precipitation plagued the Midwest, putting a delay on growers getting into the field to plant. With a recent stretch of [...]

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Update from the Field: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 13, 2019

Corn planters rolled last week on what dry ground could be found, to beat the prevent plant date. Now that the seed is in the ground producers are asking, “If the rain keeps coming, how will flooded soils affect my corn?” The short answer is,  [...]

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The Andersons to Present at Organic Agronomy Training Series in Crawfordsville

Posted on June 13, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, June 13, 2019 – The Andersons, Inc. announces that it will present at the Organic Agronomy Training Series (OATS) East event taking place July 24 – 25, 2019, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Danielle Kusner, agronomist and organic transition consultant for The Andersons, will discuss organic production during the event.     [...]

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Video Update: Planting Progress Update

Posted on June 10, 2019

Northwest Ohio and the surrounding areas are struggling with rain and fields that are under water. We gathered Senior Account Representatives Seth Miller and Chris Dudics from The Andersons Trade Group along with Agronomist David Dyson to talk about the window that is still available to plant, [...]

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Update from the Field: Don’t Delay, Plant Today

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 6, 2019

It’s now June and few acres of the Corn Belt have corn seed in the ground, let alone emerged and growing. As of June 3rd, only 32% of the expected corn acres have been planted in Ohio and Indiana. Michigan is slightly ahead with 42% planted, and [...]

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Video Update: Planting Progress

Posted on June 4, 2019

With the Prevent Plant deadline quickly approaching, Agronomist Dave Dyson and Seth Miller, Senior Account Representative from The Andersons Trade Group, address some of your questions about applying nutrients to the fields, Prevent Plant insurance claims, and ways to consider adjusting your risk management plan. Senior Safety Manager Anne [...]

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Update From The Field: Stay Ahead of Wheat Diseases

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 28, 2019

The wet weather of late is not only playing havoc on planting crops this year, but also fueling fungal spores that may damage existing crops. Due to the slow accumulation of growing degree days (GDD) the wheat is much farther behind in maturity than last year. As of May 2 [...]

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Agronomy Update May 2019

Posted on May 23, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The rain just keeps on coming and delaying corn planting in the majority of the Corn Belt. As the 2019 planting date moves further back into May, you may be looking for ways to reduce wait times before planting. I fielded many calls [...]

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The Andersons Welcomes New Account Rep. for Michigan Primary Nutrient Business

Posted on May 22, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, May 22, 2019 - The Andersons, Inc. announces the addition of Kelsey Miller to its Plant Nutrient Group to serve as an Account Representative for the Primary Nutrient business. Miller will manage the sales for the business’ primary agriculture products in Michigan. 

Miller earned [...]

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Update From The Field: Three Objectives for Using Starter Fertilizer

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 22, 2019

As the rain continues and planting dates keep moving back, a very important question on the table is, “Should I take the time to apply a starter fertilizer when I plant?” The answer is a resounding, “YES!”  The soils and young [...]

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Follow up with Foliar

Posted on May 21, 2019

This spring’s cold, wet weather has delayed planting in many areas of the country, providing a rocky start to the beginning of the growing season. To add insult to injury, the above-normal precipitation has led to an increase in runoff (figure 1), meaning broadcast-applied nutrients may [...]

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The Andersons Expands Organic Plant Nutrient Availability in Northeast Indiana

Posted on May 13, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, May 13, 2019 –The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) is now offering organic-approved plant nutrients from a new warehouse at its Waterloo, Indiana, location.

The Andersons Waterloo facility will continue to serve conventional growers and dealers, but now has a portion dedicated to supplying nutrient products [...]

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Update from the Field: Three Keys to Successful Planting

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 8, 2019

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? While rain is undoubtedly a good thing, this spring proves the popular saying to be true. Mother Nature is providing an abundance of rain throughout a majority of the Midwest. The excess rain is causing an [...]

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Update from the Field: Feel The Burn

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 3, 2019

As I drive across the Midwest, I can’t help but notice the number of acres that have not been burned down yet. Since the 2018 crop came off so late, few herbicide applications were made in the fall, which would normally control winter annuals and the [...]

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Update from the Field: Popular Population

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 23, 2019

As the ground warms in mid-April everyone is preparing their planters for the upcoming compressed spring planting season and wondering, “At what population should I drop my corn seed this year?” Corn populations have not always pushed 32,000 plants per acre.  In fact, 40 years ago [...]

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Gypsum 101

Posted on April 22, 2019

Gypsum contains calcium and sulfur and is pH neutral, which means that it will not move pH up or down. Gypsum offers many benefits for improving soil structure in tight, compacted, or high-clay soils. The sulfur in gypsum attaches to magnesium cations that strongly bind soil particles [...]

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Hop into High Yields with Early-Season Foliars

Posted By Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist on April 19, 2019

This spring’s cold, wet weather may cause delayed planting in many areas of the country, providing a rocky start to the beginning of the growing season. To add insult to injury, the above-normal precipitation is leading to an increase in runoff (figure 1), meaning broadcast-applied nutrients [...]

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Update from the Field: Spray Your Wheat, Kill Your Weeds

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 18, 2019

As the soil temperatures start to rise, the wheat crop is coming out of dormancy and will start reaching for the sky. This spring, however, we are seeing reduced stands. This is due to the crop’s delayed emergence last fall following a late harvest of [...]

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Agronomy Update April 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

As the days get longer and temperatures rise, the drive to get in the field becomes more overpowering. The long-term forecast shows the higher precipitation pattern that we’ve seen so far this year is likely to persist into spring. In [...]

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Update from the Field: Time in a Bottle

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 4, 2019

As my favorite folk singer, Jim Croce, once mused, “If I could save time in a bottle, if words could make wishes come true”, I’d wish for some dry/warm weather. “But there never seems to be enough time, to do the [...]

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Update from the Field: Squeeze the Charmin, Not Your Soil

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 28, 2019

The excessive soil moisture last fall, the above average snowfall this winter, and the forecasted significant spring precipitation could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. Unfortunately, due to the short harvest window last fall, most producers ran equipment on soils that were too wet, creating compaction [...]

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The Andersons Hires Jeff Gilder as Territory Manager

Posted on March 22, 2019

MAUMEE, OHIO, March 21, 2019 – The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces the addition of Jeff Gilder to its Plant Nutrient Group to serve as Territory Manager for the Specialty Agriculture business. Gilder will manage the sales for the business’ specialty ag products in Michigan and Canada. 

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Update from the Field: Soil Health, Can You Dig It?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 19, 2019

As the days get longer and spring approaches, the itch to get out in the field becomes more overpowering. The long-term forecast shows the higher precipitation pattern that we’ve seen so far this year is likely to persist into spring. In addition, according to NOAA, [...]

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See Green this Growing Season

Posted on March 15, 2019

Green is a tried and true sign of St. Patty’s Day and a healthy crop, the greener the better. Making sure your crop is as green as possible begins the second the seed is planted. Planting your corn with a starter fertilizer will ensure the [...]

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Update from the Field: If You Can’t Stand the Wheat, Get Out of the Kitchen

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 13, 2019

When planting wheat in the fall, you should be shooting for a population of 1.7 million seeds per acre. If you achieve a planting population of at least 1.5 million seeds per acre and 90% of the seeds germinate, you have succeeded in getting a great start to the [...]

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Agronomy Update March 2019

Posted on March 12, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Current weather conditions have not been ideal for the ground to dry out and warm up for the upcoming growing season. It’s been cold and wet with no end in sight. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 44 out [...]

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Update from the Field: Beware the Ides of March

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 5, 2019

February is in the rearview mirror and with the ides of March nearly upon us, agronomic thoughts need to be turning to wheat topdress. The famous line from William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, “Beware the ides of March” also bodes well to [...]

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Organics: Final Winter Opportunity to Visit with Us!

Posted by Dani Kusner on March 1, 2019

Final Winter Opportunity to Visit with Us! Plus, Exciting Announcements

By now, if you’re not craving some extra sunshine and warmth, then you were built for winter! Between polar vortexes and more ice than I can recall, this winter has been a good one for [...]

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Update from the Field: Small Quantities, Giant Rewards Part 4

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 26, 2019

The last article in my four-part micronutrient series will focus squarely on the micronutrient zinc (Zn). The grand-daddy of all micronutrients, zinc is the most widely talked about and recommended micronutrient in agriculture today. I have heard agronomists from around the country tell audiences to “Apply [...]

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Agronomy Update February 2019

Posted on February 22, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Every year we set out to test new products, validate current products, and try out some innovative ideas with the goal of providing high-quality, yield-producing solutions for growers. Rather than performing these trials in one region or state we conduct the [...]

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Update from the Field: Small Quantities, Giant Rewards Part 3

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 18, 2019

The third article in my four-part micronutrient series will focus on the micronutrient manganese (Mn). Great things come in small packages! Manganese may be needed in small quantities, but it activates several important metabolic reactions and plays a vital role in photosynthesis by aiding in chlorophyll synthesis. [...]

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Update from the Field: Small Quantities, Giant Rewards Part 2

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 12, 2019

This is the second article in a four part series outlining the reasons why micronutrients may be used in small quantities, yet deliver giant rewards.

Boron, one of the micronutrients that is essential for crop health, also happens to be one of the most deficient [...]

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Update from the Field: Small Quantities, Giant Rewards Part 1

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 4, 2019

This will be the first article in a four-part series about micronutrients, presenting four different micronutrients and how they affect the crop. Micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients, but the amount required is very small. One might ask, why do we need to apply these nutrients [...]

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Update from the Field: One is the Loneliest Number…

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 29, 2019

With good weather, wheat topdress is only four to six weeks away. While it’s common to use UAN, due to it being a great carrier of herbicides and other nutrients, it runs the risk of burning plant tissue as well as losing nitrogen to denitrification, [...]

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Nutrients to Start Your Season

Posted on January 25, 2019

We know you are more concerned than ever to produce a sustainable and profitable cropping system. At The Andersons, we want to provide you with the tools needed to assist in this quest. 

Season Pass® with AVAIL® is a true NPK row [...]

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Update from the Field: Where Have All the Sulfates Gone?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 22, 2019

When Peter, Paul, and Mary sing “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, I think of all the sulfate that used to be in the soil.  In the past, atmospheric deposition of sulfur from the burning of high-sulfur coal and diesel provided enough sulfur to [...]

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Update from the Field: Back in Black

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 15, 2019

This past week, I attended the National No-Till Conference in Indianapolis where The Andersons was a Title Sponsor of the event. While talking to many producers and suppliers at the event, two products from The Andersons kept cropping up in our discussions: UltraMate® LQ [...]

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Agronomy Update January 2019

Posted on January 8, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Agronomist, Dave Dyson

I would like to start the new year off right by discussing the value of utilizing one of The Andersons’ low-salt, high-quality starter fertilizers and MicroCarb ZMBTM together. These two products go together like peas and carrots!  [...]

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Organics: Walking In a Winter Wonderland

Posted by Dani Kusner on January 7, 2019

Walking in a winter wonderland…of green cover crops peeking through snow, fall-seeded small grains, and fields that can’t wait to be frost-seeded soon. As the chaos of the holiday season comes to a close, our organics team is hard at work handling your organic harvests, [...]

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New InfuraMax™ Specialty Fertilizer now available at Farm Center Locations

Posted on December 19, 2018

The Andersons, Inc. Releases New InfuraMax™ Specialty Fertilizer at its Farm Center Locations

MAUMEE, OHIO, December 18, 2018 – The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces its Plant Nutrient Group is now selling InfuraMax™, a new specialty agriculture liquid fertilizer, exclusively at its farm center locations. InfuraMax is [...]

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Update from the Field: Start Right, Start Strong

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 18, 2018

While visiting several Farm Center locations this last week, I overheard numerous conversations about the poor quality of soybean seed germination for the 2019 seed stock. Early reports have some soybean seed germination as low as 80 percent. Typically, soybean germination runs around 90-95 percent. Fungal disease on [...]

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Agronomy Update December 2018

Posted on December 10, 2018

MANAGEMENT By: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Cool and wet weather during October and November has resulted in the nation’s slowest soybean harvest on record since 2009 (USDA Office of the Chief Economist WOAB). Soybean harvest is 94 percent complete, 4 percent behind the 4-year average (USDA Crop [...]

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Update from the Field: Tip Toe Through the Tulips

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 10, 2018

Given the recent rains and soggy soils that have plagued us this fall, compaction should be on everyone’s mind. With the ever-increasing size of tractors and equipment, compaction can become a problem that will limit yield potential. How big the problem is will be determined [...]

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Update from the Field: A Lot of Corn in Those Fields

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 4, 2018

The USDA’s November 26th Crop Progress Report showed the U.S. corn harvest at 94 percent complete, down slightly from the five-year average of 96 percent. Figure 1 shows a chart of each state’s harvest progress from Farm Bureau. One common thread with 2017 and this year [...]

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Update from the Field: Is Your K Getting K.O.’d?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 27, 2018

As harvest winds down and soil sample results start to come back, your thoughts should turn toward fall fertilizer. With yield trends continuing to increase due to improvements in genetics and management practices, we must continue to replace what we take off. You should consider your nutrient [...]

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Update from the Field: Spring into Action this Fall

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 26, 2018

Abundant rain the last couple of months in much of the Cornbelt has promoted the relatively early emergence of winter annual weeds. In particular, the big three turning our fields a nice lush green are marestail, chickweed, and purple deadnettle. In addition, there are perennials out [...]

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Zinc

Posted by: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist on November 21, 2018

As discussed in the November Agronomy Update, zinc plays a crucial role in crop production. The role of zinc includes, but is not limited to: protein synthesis, seed and grain formation, growth regulation, and cell elongation. Zinc is immobile in the soil, so a constant supply is needed [...]

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Update from the Field: Micronutrients: Not Sexy, but Essential

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 13, 2018

As the title suggests, micronutrient applications are not the most widely talked about in the agriculture industry.  They are not applied or sold by the ton, and you may not even know your crop is deficient.  The term we bat around in the [...]

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Update from the Field: Degrade Your Stalks, Not Your Pocket Book

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on November 7, 2018

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the up and coming corn crop’s huge yield and highlighted all the corn stover that was going to accompany this crop.  To the delight of the farmers, the huge corn yields did arrive, and as [...]

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Agronomy Update November 2018

Posted on November 5, 2018

MANAGEMENT By: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Farming is variable. Some years are great, and you can throw everything but the kitchen sink at your crop; other years, not as much. When crop prices are less than ideal, nutritional “add-ons” and stimulant-type products are typically [...]

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