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July, 2018


Update from the Field: Beetle Mania

Posted by Agronomists, Dave Dyson, Dani Kusner & Jessica Stacy on July 30, 2018

For the past few weeks, reports have increased for different kinds of beetles attacking both corn and soybeans.  The first pest is the Japanese beetle, which is normal for this time of year.  The second looks like a Japanese beetle on steroids (figure 1)! [...]

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Update from the Field: Boring Insects are not Boring

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on July 23, 2018

Soybean fields are starting to become overrun with weeds that are herbicide-resistant. This phenomenon is not new and will continue to get worse over time. The reason glyphosate-tolerant crops became so popular in 1996 was that the weeds at the time were almost impossible to kill with existing [...]

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Boost Winter Wheat Yields

Posted on July 23, 2018

Wheat responds to phosphorus more than any other commodity crop grown in the Midwest and Great Plains states. Providing fertilizer with the seed during planting is the most effective method of phosphorus placement for maximum yield potential.

The Andersons offers PureGrade® Liquid Fertilizers that [...]

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Organics: Nitrogen in Corn

Posted by Dani Kusner on July 19, 2018

As we move past the July 4th holiday into the rest of summer, thoughts shift to mid- and late-season foliars. The same technology that is employed in conventional agriculture can be used in organic production to pull a crop out of a slump, or to add extra bushels to [...]

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Organizational Changes To Plant Nutrient Team

Posted on July 17, 2018

The Andersons Announces Organizational Changes to Plant Nutrient Team

July 16, 2018

MAUMEE, OHIO, July 16, 2018 – The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) is pleased to announce key leadership changes within its Plant Nutrient Group’s wholesale fertilizer business.

Sarah Pirolli has been promoted to Vice [...]

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Update from the Field: Not Mushroom for Fungus

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on July 16, 2018

As the days start to get shorter, our soybeans are starting to flower. Once soybean plants start flowering, they enter the reproductive stage, and the plants can be very susceptible to stress. This stress can come in many forms: drought, insect, weeds, and fungus.  In this [...]

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Agronomy Update July 2018

Posted on July 10, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

In parts of the corn belt, quite a bit of corn was planted in a two week window. With the potential for booming corn yields and more acres than usual ripening at once, harvest may take a while to complete. The [...]

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Update from the Field: Fireworks, Fertilizer, and Fungicide

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on July 9, 2018

In parts of the corn belt, quite a bit of corn was planted in a two week window. With the potential for booming corn yields and more acres than usual ripening at once, harvest may take a while to complete.  The average temperature has been about [...]

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