Are Fungicide & Insecticide necessary?
Jul 17, 2018

We have endured another tough spring and early summer throughout Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.  However, our crops look pretty good across the Central Valley Ag (CVA) geography.  There are some threats that are showing up that could still hurt our yields so we need to consider ways to maximize yields this year.  I’m Mick Goedeken, Innovation Agronomist for CVA, and today I want to discuss some of these threats that we are seeing in the fields and how to minimize yield losses from these threats.

What is Happening with Nitrogen?
Jun 26, 2018

Moderate to heavy rains this week have left us with cooler temperatures and raised some concerns about nitrogen loss.  Nitrogen loss estimation can be difficult to determine due to the complexity of the Nitrogen cycle in the soil, soil type, N application timing, N Stabilizer use, rainfall amounts, intensity of rainfall events, and soil saturation. With rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 4.5” across our geography, and given that some fields had been irrigated prior to the rain, we most likely have saturated soils in many fields. So, let’s address some of the concerns you may have on N loss due to recent rain events.