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December, 2017


Update from the Field: A Year in Review

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on December 26, 2017

As we celebrate another Christmas with family and friends, let us look back at the cropping season of 2017. This year saw new genetics, wild weather, and even wilder commodity prices.  

With the New Year came the anxiety of wondering what products, if any, was the [...]

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Organics: The Power of Plants

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on December 21, 2017

Last week, the first snow fell in Northern Ohio. Today, the winter solstice officially marks the beginning of winter. On the solstice–the shortest day of the year—I always enjoy a few moments of celebration because yes, while winter is here with blustery snow and low [...]

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PFR Proven™: Diamond 6-24-6 & First Pass® with MicroCarb ZMB™

Posted on December 18, 2017

Two of The Andersons products achieved a significant milestone this year, earning the status of “PFR Proven” by Beck’s Hybrids. The first, PureGrade® Diamond 6-24-6 liquid fertilizer, earned the honor after providing a 3-year multi-location ROI of $12.78 per acre on corn. Diamond 6-2 [...]

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Update from the Field: Make Data Great Again!

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on December 18, 2017

It is beginning to look a lot like “prepay” season, and with prepay comes the inevitable question, “How much nitrogen do you think I need to apply per acre?” Nitrogen rate recommendations for a given field are traditionally linked to historical yield levels. For a [...]

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Update from the Field: Up in Smoke

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on December 11, 2017

Last week at the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation meeting, I had a discussion with a couple of colleagues about fall nitrogen application. The discussion centered on the pros and cons of different types of nitrogen being applied in the fall. One group liked urea (46%) and UAN 28% for the safety and [...]

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Agronomy Update December 2017

Posted on December 11, 2017

  MANAGEMENT THE IMPORTANCE OF ZINC

Zinc is one of the micronutrients required for plant growth and development. Zinc is essential for protein synthesis, seed and grain formation, plant maturity, growth regulation, and the formation of enzyme systems. Zinc is immobile in the soil, so a constant [...]

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Starters and Micros: Better Together

Posted on December 7, 2017

Macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, hamburgers and fries – some things are just better together. Similar to these pairings, a perfect mate exists for your liquid starter and you don’t have to look any further than the MicroSolutions® line of micronutrients. [...]

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Update from the Field: Let’s Have a Fiesta for La Niña

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on December 5, 2017

While drinking coffee at the local watering hole these past few weeks, I have been hearing a lot of grumbling about the “crazy” weather we have been experiencing this fall. According to NOAA, the weather pattern we are in right now is not new or unexpected. [...]

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Organics: Smart and Successful Farmers Have Mentors

Posted by Dani Kusner, Organic Agronomy Advisor on December 1, 2017

Occasionally throughout the year, I review notes from various field days and farmer conversations that were particularly memorable. While this blog provides broad information about The Andersons’ approach to soil health, biology and transitioning to organic, farmers always love to hear from other farmers. And oftentimes, farmers amaze [...]

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