An innovative option makes broadcast crop nutrient applications more available.
Farmers wouldn’t be satisfied with just 20 percent weed control from a herbicide application, but that’s typically the best nutrient availability they can expect from dry phosphate fertilizer applications.
“Under the best soil conditions, only one-fifth of applied phosphorus may be available to the crop throughout the season,” says Steve Carlsen, Levesol and crop enhancement manager, CHS Agronomy. “Availability is even less when soil pH levels are too high or too low or in soils that contain too little organic matter.”
To meet the expanding needs of farmers in the area, CHS has
opened a new agronomy retail location in Kearney.
“With the opening of this new agronomy retail location, we
will be more centrally located within our existing trade territory to meet the
current, and evolving needs of our farmer-owners,” said Matt Broekemeier,
interim general manager, CHS. “This will also allow us to serve our customers
The new location is now open at 3010 East 39th
Street, Suite #4, Kearney. Farmers will be able to stop in to discuss their
seed, crop nutrition, and crop protection needs with an agronomy team tuned
into the changing needs of farmers.
CHS is also building a seed and chemical warehouse in
Holdrege. This new location should be open by January 2020. Included at this
location will be six bulk soybean seed tanks and bulk chemical storage.
“These changes will allow us to move forward with our
strategic plans for the future, expanding services while more efficiently
moving product, equipment and people across our trade territory,” Broekemeier
said. “Our agronomists are ready to serve you as you head into those crucial
seed decisions this fall.”
Crops demand nutrition throughout the entire growing period, but most of them can’t utilize those nutrients effectively during early development. A shortage of nutrients can lead to significant yield loss and stunted plant development.
How effectively those nutrients are managed in the spring can affect how the crops look in the fall. Weather and other pest and weed influences can also impact crop growth and development, but good nutrient management is essential as crops reach the final stages of growth. As crops move through the grain fill period in the fall, growers need to keep an eye out for nutrient deficiency symptoms. (more…)