Discover crop protection strategies to combat 8 common corn and soybean pests. In the Midwest, the risk of economic insect injury to crop production varies greatly depending on location, weather and cropping practices. However, experts have identified the following predominant regional insect pests in corn: Corn Rootworm Ear-Feeding Caterpillars Japanese Beetle Spider Mite Seed-Feeding Insects […]
Recently, research firm Ipsos Marketing conducted a study sponsored by West Central based out of Willmar, MN. The company surveyed growers throughout the Midwest to explore current practices and trends related to in-furrow crop input applications with corn and soybeans. Further study results will be released at a later date, but the Leaders of In-Furrow […]
How do you get the most fertility out of your soil? And what does a chelate have to do with it? How do you get the most fertility out of your soil? And what does a chelate have to do with it? This video answers that question and highlights how a unique chelating agent, exclusively […]
Micronutrients play and important role in crop nutrition. Crop inputs such as Soygreen® and Redline™ are effective solutions to nutrient deficiencies.
Defending against yield inhibitors To achieve maximum yield, each seed that enters the furrow has to do its job by reaching maturity and producing seed. However, there are many dangers that lurk in the furrow to take advantage of young seedlings and ultimately reduce its ability to produce yield. Plant pathogens such as Pythium, Phytophthora, […]
From 2009-2011, agronomists with the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative conducted a three-year research project that looked at the potential benefits derived by adding starter fertilizer like Redline™ to a 10-34-0 fertilizer. So what did the experts discover? “Redline and Soygreen + 10-34-0 produced a revenue percent of mean that was greater than standard 10-34-0.” […]
Starter fertilizer is beneficial because it enhances the development of emerging seedlings by supplying nutrients near the earliest crop roots.
So, you’ve come across our blog, and you’re probably wondering what this Leaders of In-Furrow Technology initiative, or LIFT as we refer to it, is all about? It’s no secret that increased productivity is essential to agriculture – especially with lower commodity prices – and continued innovation is instrumental to this end. Growers and retailers […]
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by the Leaders of In-Furrow Technology agriculture blog. We have started this blog in an effort to educate retailers, consultants and growers about one of the fastest growing trends in agriculture – in-furrow application of crop input products. West Central, together with university experts and representatives from FMC Corporation, BASF Corporation and […]