Communication and speed of information is key in the world we live in. In addition to our newly designed website we are also asking growers to download the free app called Cropstream. Cropstream is a business messaging tool for agriculture. Central Farmers Coopertative has chosen it to make it easier to send and receive notifications and messages, keeping our agronomy customers connected and informed. Simply put Cropstream makes it easy to send messages and notifications so that our growers can better communicate with the Central Farmers Agronomy staff. It is available for iOS, Android and the web @ https://www.cropstream.com
Winter annual weeds in such as field pennycress, marestail, shepherd's purse, and tansy mustard are widely seen across the trade area and are likely to present problems going into 2020's row crops. As soil temps fall over the next month we will start fall applications as part of a two part pre-program. Below is a link to Roundup Ready Plus which can help identify those tough to control winter annuals. https://www.roundupreadyplus.com/resourcecenter/winter-annual-weed-identification
The Enlist Weed Control System is an agricultural system that includes seeds for genetically modified crops that are resistant to Enlist One (2,4-D Choline), Enlist Duo (2,4-D Choline and glyphosate) and glufosinate (Liberty). This is the first new herbicide system since Roundup Ready, which was launched in 1996. We are excited to see this new tool in our “toolbox” and are currently evaluating seed brands that can provide the Enlist traited products. https://www.enlist.com/en/herbicides.html
As the first soybean trait with triple-stacked tolerance to dicamba, glyphosate and now glufosinate, XtendFlex® soybeans will offer farmers application flexibility in their weed control along with the same high-yielding potential they know and trust. WE are hoping to get a look at this trait and system on a few acres in 2020. Supplies will be limited and likely to come to us in late group 1 soybeans. https://www.genuity.com/soybeans/Pages/XtendFlex-Soybeans.aspx
Fall fertility program conversations are starting. Careful though will need to be given to each field pending the 2019 crop planted (or not planted). Our agronomy staff is gearing up for those questions as we kick off our fall CMT program enrollments, both new acres and re-test acres.