Dear United Coop Patrons,
This has definitely been a trying spring/summer. The wet weather early this spring made it difficult to get into the field when we would have liked to be, and it also made for some less than ideal planting conditions on most farms. We have been seeing some issues with compaction and even some rootless corn that can be attributed to the poor soil conditions at planting time, and then the hot/dry weather that followed. Now that we have been getting some rain the crop has really shaped up. The corn looks much better and the beans are really starting to take off after sitting idle for some time.
We are pretty much wrapped up with corn spraying and we are moving on to post application in the soybeans. We have been spraying some Extendimaxx and some Engenia and I am happy to say that we have not been having any issues with drift or volatility so far. Both products seem to work excellent at controlling some very tough weeds. I believe going forward we will continue to use these products. Liberty has also worked great again this year at controlling some tough weeds.
Now that we can sit back and take a short breath it is time to start thinking about fungicide application. We have had some crazy weather swings, but no matter if it is hot or cold or humid or dry there is a good chance we will see some disease show up in the corn and the beans. Let us take a look at your fields and give you a recommendation on whether or not you need to apply a fungicide. In this economy we need every bushel we can get!
As always thank you for your continued patronage! We appreciate your business and if there is anything your local United Coop can do for you please let us know.
There are countless things that your local United Cooperative can do for you, so give us a call today so we can help you!
For any questions regarding the products that we handle call your local salesman:
For Webster City: Zach Sukraw (515)835-1036 or Tim Scott (515)835-1065
For Stonega: Clint Olson (515)835-0687
For Kamrar: Terry Olson (515)835-7151
For Stratford: Dan Bergman (515)835-0574
Once again thanks goes out to everyone for their support!
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