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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 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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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?” [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 at [...]

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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 [...]

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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&rsquo [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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&rsquo [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 either [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 granules, The Andersons [...]

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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 been tested and [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 Cook [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 her bachelor [...]

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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 [...]

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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 not stay in [...]

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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 approved by the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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,  [...]

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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 closely together. The [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.  Gilder is a [...]

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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 [...]

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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 nutrient needs are [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, talking [...]

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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 a low-salt starter [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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