check
Agriculture - Wholesale
check
Agriculture - Our Retail       Centers
check
Turf & Ornamental
check
Cob Products
check
Contract Manufacturing
check
Industrial
check
Agriculture - Specialty
check
Agriculture - NPK
check
Turf & Ornamental
check
Industrial Cob Products
check
Lab Bedding
check
Contract Manufacturing
check
Industrial
Close Map

Market Feed Blog

October, 2017


Update from the Field: Decoding Dicamba

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on October 30, 2017

Dicamba is not a new chemical; it actually was developed in 1967, and it has been a major player in the post herbicide corn market for 50 years. Some might even say, “What is the big deal? I have been spraying corn with dicamba all my life.” The [...]

Read more...


Organics: The 36 Month Rule

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on October 24, 2017

Dani Kusner has worked in biological and organic farming systems for the past 10 years since graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in sustainability studies. She has worked at the Rodale Institute, and in Ontario, consulting with growers in both Canada [...]

Read more...


Update from the Field: Compact Your Garbage, Not Your Soil

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on October 23, 2017

With the recent rains and soggy soils we have been seeing over the past week, compaction should be on everyone’s mind. The ever increasing size of tractors and equipment has led to compaction, resulting in limited yield potential. The extent of the problem depends on the type [...]

Read more...


Update from the Field: Not So Southern Comfort

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on October 16, 2017

Corn harvest is in full force throughout The Andersons’ territory. Yields have been high and moisture has been running around 19% or less. We have had great weather so far, but now we are looking at a rainy pattern settling in for the next couple of weeks. I am [...]

Read more...


Agronomy Update October 2017

Posted by Brian Banks and Amy Schroeder on October 16, 2017

MANAGEMENT By Brian Banks, Senior Agronomist CORN

CORN GRAIN DRY DOWN

According to the USDA, corn harvest progress is well behind the five year average. Other than the recent weather delays, the corn has been roughly 5-10 days behind the average for most of this [...]

Read more...


Update from the Field: As the Reel Turns

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on October 9, 2017

As dry weather is settling in around the Midwest, soybean harvest is progressing rapidly. There are reports that soybean moisture levels are around 10%, with some levels as low as 7%. With moisture levels this low, the time of day you harvest can be a critical factor in reducing shatter.  [...]

Read more...


Plan Ahead: Observe Crops During Harvest

Posted on October 9, 2017

Make the “windshield-time” in your combine cab as profitable as possible. It is an excellent time to make overall field observations and think about plans for next year’s crop. For many growers, judging the performance of different hybrids may be the only observations typically [...]

Read more...


Update from the Field: The Mold and the Beautiful

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on October 2, 2017

Over the past week, we have seen above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall in the eastern half of the corn belt. This is perfect harvest weather. The area around our Walton facility is harvesting soybeans at a decent clip, while the North Manchester, Litchfield, and North Central Ohio [...]

Read more...