Category: Crop Production

Even With Low Crop Prices, Lime is an Important Part of a Fertilizer Program.

“I only have so many dollars to spend on inputs this year, why should I worry about liming?” This is a question that is very common this Fall and a very understandable one. Aglime (Calcium Carbonate) is not as high profile a nutrient at Nitrogen, Phosphorus, or Potassium. However, its job is no less important…

Midsummer Management Decisions

Rescue Herbicide Applications in Soybeans The last few years has seen the industry as a whole struggle with post emergence herbicide applications in soybeans. It should always be the goal to get full control with one multi-mode of action post emergence application. Sometimes that doesn’t happen. If a rescue treatment is your only option check…

Nitrogen Management Can Help Profitability

Today’s crop prices have many farmers feeling the pinch of tight profit margins. However, each grower and operation will handle this scenario differently. Some may cut seed costs, some chemical costs, and others may manage fertilizer input costs. For those that fall into the third category, ISU and UNL have each created online tools to…

Use Climate FieldView Prime to Bring Weather, Scouting and Basic Data into One Place

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA How do you manage things like rainfall and scouting on your farm? What about data management? Or that pesky weather event known as hail? All growers wrestle with how to best manage these areas but our partnership with Climate FieldView allows us to help bring all of this information…

Track Hail with Climate FieldView

Spring is Time for Bad Weather Of all the diverse weather the Midwest experiences throughout the year, hail can be the most difficult to track. Its irregular nature can leave one field extensively damaged while its neighbor across the road shows barely a bruise. According to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 50% of hail storms occur from…

Start Your Season Off Right by Optimizing Planting

To achieve maximum yield from every bag of seed make sure to manage the factors at planting that can affect yield performance. SOYBEANS Both ISU and UNL have shown yield benefits in earlier planted soybeans. If you break Nebraska and Iowa into thirds North to South, optimum planting time for soybeans begins the last week…

Make Data-Driven Decisions on Your Farm with Climate FieldView

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA Photo courtesy of Climate FieldView When we say “Our dedication is your success” we take it very seriously. One way we do that is to continually bring you the newest and best technology to maximize your farming operation.  With that in mind, we are happy to announce that we…

Fertilizer in the Field

As fields begin to empty, fall fertilizer applications will begin. With margins becoming increasingly tight, soil sampling and understanding removal rates are ways to make a small investment now that will make your fertilizer investment all it can be.