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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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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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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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Agronomy Alert: Spider Mites

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 21, 2020

Due to the recent dry spell in some of our territories, two-spotted spider mites (Figure 1) are making their appearance this year in some of our soybean fields. Figure 1: This picture from Purdue University shows the Two-Spotted Spider Mite up close and personal. The two-spotted spider mite really does not [...]

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Podcast: Feed the Plant

Posted on July 14, 2020

You’ve made it this far, but don’t stop now! Give your crops the nutrients it [...]

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Organics: Dollars and Cents: Carbon and Organics

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on July 13, 2020

For most of the country, the last week or two have heated up into the dog days [...]

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Update from the Field: Unprotected Roots

Posted on July 10, 2020

As I travel around the Midwest this cropping season, I’m seeing more conventional corn acres planted. This can [...]

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Video: In-Field Crop Progress - NW Ohio

Posted on July 9, 2020

We are in Northwest Ohio this week bringing you an update from local corn, bean and wheat fields. Originations Merchant [...]

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Podcast: Why is V5 So Critical?

Posted on June 26, 2020

Start strong to finish strong! The V5 growth stage is critical as it has major implications on yield potential for [...]

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Update from the Field: Weedemic

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 26, 2020

Weed resistance is becoming a nationwide epidemic, a weedemic. Traditional weed control is no longer effective in controlling many weeds. [...]

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Accelerating herbicide recovery with Phosfix

Posted on June 22, 2020

Phosfix is a powerful combination of macro and micronutrients with growth and plant enhancers that improve yield and profit [...]

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Agronomy Update June 2020

Posted on June 18, 2020

The vacatur issued on June 3, 2020, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has canceled the use of XtendiMax® with [...]

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Video: In-Field Crop Progress - Illinois

Posted on June 18, 2020

We are in Champaign, Illinois this week bringing you an in-field crop progress update. Senior Merchant Greg Johnson from The [...]

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Podcast: Defeating Deficiencies

Posted on June 16, 2020

It’s the mid-season and corn is rapidly growing! With this growth comes stress, which can leave your crop [...]

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Update from the Field: Don’t Guess, PSNT

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 9, 2020

As the torrential rains dissipate and the ground starts to slowly dry out, it is time to think about sidedressing [...]

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Organics: New Organic Products Sales Sheet

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on June 8, 2020

This month we’d like to share our revised Organic Products Sales Sheet outlining the entire organic product line [...]

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Update from the Field: Not a Good Time to Lose One’s Head

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on June 4, 2020

The recent wet weather in certain regions has played havoc on corn and soybean seedlings, and the lingering moisture is [...]

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Tissue Test to Identify Nutrient Levels

Posted on June 2, 2020

PLANT TISSUE ANALYSIS DETERMINES NUTRIENT CONCENTRATIONS Plant tissue analysis complements a proven soil testing plan and helps identify ways to use nutrients more efficiently. Unseen nutrient imbalances or toxicities can be identified, as well. It also measures the efficacy of fertilization and nutrient programs, as well as the levels of [...]

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Increasing Irrigation Efficiency

Posted on June 2, 2020

As global populations increase, water is becoming a much more important natural resource. As with any limited resource, efficient use is a key component. Because of increased demand for food and water, Irrigation Efficiency in agricultural systems is becoming a growing concern. According to the University of Nebraska, “Irrigation [...]

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Basics of Foliar Application

Posted on June 2, 2020

Foliar feeding or foliar fertilization is a term describing the application of necessary plant nutrients to the above ground, living plant parts. Its purpose is not to replace soil fertilization, but rather to supplement plant nutrient needs during shortages and/or critical growth stages. Foliar feeding is intended to delay [...]

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Podcast: Tissue Sampling

Posted on June 2, 2020

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. The early season [...]

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Update from the Field: Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 26, 2020

Last week’s low temperatures not only produced a frost, but a hard freeze. A hard freeze is defined [...]

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The Key to High Yield Corn and Soybeans

Posted by Jessica Link, Product Specialist on May 20, 2020

A properly-timed nutrient management program is essential for maximizing yields at harvest. Both corn and soybeans have different nutrient needs at varying stages throughout the growing season. Understanding these critical growth stages and providing adequate nutrition to the growing crop is key to maximize crop productivity and achieve higher yields [...]

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Podcast: Plant Health

Posted on May 19, 2020

Maintaining good plant health early in the season has direct connections with achieving a healthy crop later in the year. [...]

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Update from the Field: Agronomists Can Dig It

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 15, 2020

With planting season in full swing, it is essential to make sure seedbeds are prepared correctly. Uniform no-till stands of [...]

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Organics: Microbes and Organic Liquid Fertilizer Options

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on May 11, 2020

How are you filling your time before planting? I’ve heard some scattered reports of organic farmers planting, but [...]

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The Andersons Maumee Facility Receives ResponsibleAg Certification

Posted on May 5, 2020

MAUMEE, OHIO, May 1, 2020 – The Andersons, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Plant Nutrient facility in Maumee, Ohio, [...]

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Update from the Field: Relying on Hope is Not a Profitable Plan

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 1, 2020

Creating a plan for in-season foliar applications is essential for crop success, as simply relying on hope is not a [...]

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Organics: April Organic Market Update

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on April 29, 2020

In the span of a few short weeks (or months if you’ve been following it longer internationally), COVID-19 [...]

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Podcast: A Season-Long Game Plan for Corn

Posted on April 28, 2020

Planning ahead is never a bad idea and that especially applies to your corn crop! Listen as we discuss [...]

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Agronomy Update April 2020

Posted on April 24, 2020

As planters start rolling in the Corn Belt, focus will soon shift to managing crops’ in-season nutrient needs. It [...]

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Update from the Field: 4R for Real

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 16, 2020

Excessive amounts of nutrients in watersheds have been causing problems in large bodies of water such as lakes and oceans. [...]

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The Andersons Announces New Online, Mobile-Friendly Customer Portal

Posted on April 14, 2020

MAUMEE, OHIO, April 13, 2020 –The Andersons, Inc. announces a new, web-based customer portal for its Plant Nutrient Group [...]

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Podcast: 3 Essential Parts To An Effective Foliar Program

Posted on April 14, 2020

Help your crop stay stress-free by using the right foliars at the right time throughout the year! Listen as we [...]

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Update from the Field: What’s Sulfur Got to Do With It?

Posted on April 10, 2020

Just as Tina Turner posed a great question about love in her 1984 song “What’s Love Got to [...]

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Update from the Field: Popular Corn Population

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on April 3, 2020

As the weather warms up and soils dry out, growers are getting their planters out and deciding population goals to [...]

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Farm Centers: Spring Checklist

Posted by Jessica Link, Product Specialist on April 2, 2020

Make sure you are fully prepped for the season to ensure a strong start. With the checklist below, we hope some of your stress can be alleviated both before and during the season. 1. Prepare for planting season safely Be mindful as you drive equipment on roadways. Exercise caution when making [...]

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Introducing The Andersons NEW Bio Pass™ biological product

Posted on March 30, 2020

Bio Pass™ is a robust microbial package specifically designed to work in synergy with your liquid starter fertilizer program [...]

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The Andersons Update: COVID-19

Posted on March 24, 2020

The Andersons is proud to play a key role in the agriculture supply chain, enabling our customers to grow the [...]

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Podcast: Selecting the Right Nitrogen Source for Sidedress

Posted on March 24, 2020

Nitrogen is essential, but with so many options, which source gives you the best possibility for success? Listen as we [...]

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Agronomy Update March 2020

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 20, 2020

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist The weather so far in the spring of 2020 has not been cooperative with regard to [...]

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Update from the Field: Maximize Yields, Reduce Compaction

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on March 12, 2020

As the days get longer and spring approaches, the itch to get out in the field becomes more overpowering. According [...]

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Organics: Top Off Your Nitrogen

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on March 10, 2020

In time for small grains’ green-up, Allganic™ Nitrogen Plus (15-0-2) is here. This OMRI-certified Chilean nitrate is [...]

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Podcast: How to Stabilize Nitrogen

Posted on March 10, 2020

Keep your investment where you intended it to be. Don’t fall victim to nitrogen loss this spring! Listen [...]

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The Andersons Adds Bio Pass™, a New Easy-to-Mix Biological Product, to Nutrient Portfolio

Posted on March 5, 2020

MAUMEE, OHIO, February 24, 2020 –The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) is now offering a new biological nutrient product known as [...]

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Update from the Field: Boost Yields with a Kicker

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 27, 2020

“Kicker” or “add on” are terms often used to describe a supplemental product added to a [...]

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The Andersons Expands UAN Storage at Lordstown Facility

Posted on February 25, 2020

MAUMEE, OHIO, February 25, 2020 – The Andersons (Nasdaq: ANDE) is pleased to announce the construction of a new 1.5 million-gallon urea ammonium [...]

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Podcast: How to Take Corn Population Counts

Posted on February 24, 2020

Success is in the details. Know what you have in the field. Population counts are a great way to discover [...]

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Update from the Field: Precise Products for Precision Placement

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 19, 2020

The jury is in and the judgment is final, starter works! Liquid starter fertilizer has proven to be effective not [...]

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Podcast: How to Maximize Your Starter Application

Posted on February 11, 2020

A little boost can go a long way. Maximize your starter application with a micronutrient package to kick start [...]

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Agronomy Update February 2020

Posted by Jessica Link, Product Specialist on February 10, 2020

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Link, Product Specialist Every year, our products are tested through third-party research trials. Our research partners are [...]

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Organics: Manure and Humates – Winter Learning Knowledge

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on February 10, 2020

While many people in the organic community may be familiar with the ACRES or MOSES conferences, I would argue that [...]

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Update from the Field: Accelerate Yields with Acetate

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on February 1, 2020

There has been a lot of talk lately around acetate fertilizers and the benefits that come with placing an acetate [...]

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Podcast: How to Take & Analyze a Soil Test

Posted on January 29, 2020

Topics Discussed Reservation against doing a soil test Why soil testing is so important Benefits of zone sampling vs. grid [...]

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Farm Centers: Now Offering Enlist E3 Soybeans

Posted on January 23, 2020

Our North Central Ohio Farm Center locations have inventory of Stine® Enlist E3™ soybean seed for the 2020 season. [...]

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Podcast: How to Manage Early Season Nutrients

Posted on January 21, 2020

Topics Discussed Basic needs of the crop Different types of starter fertilizers The main goals/benefits of a starter [...]

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Update from the Field: What’s the Dope on Hemp?

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 14, 2020

Before considering growing techniques for hemp, it is essential to understand the definitions of a few key words and the [...]

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Organics: New year. New to organics?

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on January 10, 2020

Here we are: January 2020! This month’s organic update is about taking the time to slow down enough to [...]

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Agronomy Update January 2020

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on January 9, 2020

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist As we look back at the 2019 growing season and begin preparations for 2020, a question we [...]

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Video: Crop Update December 16, 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019

The 2019 crop year has been interesting to say the least. The struggles started during the planting season and carried [...]

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Update from the Field: Don’t Overlook the Power of Zinc

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on December 13, 2019

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 the first to get cut. However, when micronutrients are overlooked [...]

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Organics: Season-End Fertilizer Considerations, Potassium and Sulfur

Posted by Dani Kusner, Agronomist on December 9, 2019

In reviewing fall soil samples, I have noticed two nutrients needing more attention on organic farms: potassium (K) and sulfur [...]

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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, manganese and zinc. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Andersons Adds New Season Pass® with MicroCarb 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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