It’s been said that success doesn’t happen by accident. Like most achievements, a successful growing season is a result of proper planning, thoughtful determination and teamwork. For crop growers, equipment maintenance and field management are two drivers of this success.That’s according to Joe Slosarczyk, agronomist and certified crop advisor with Landmark Services Cooperative based in
This growing season has been a wild ride, from shockingly low corn prices to incredibly high yields and surprising weather all year long- and a huge spurt in innovation across the industry. What worked? What didn’t? What would you change if you could, and how can you use this to make sure your future is
Landmark is excited to offer four new seed trait packages to their long-standing lineup of seeds in 2015. These new seed trait packages have different base germplasm than other seed available in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, giving growers additional options for reducing risk and reaching 300 bushels per year. “Planting a diverse variety of
Pressure and stress….two things we don’t want in our own lives, and certainly don’t want it in our crops’ lives either! Giving your crops a preventative shot of fungicide, helps ensure you are maximizing the yield potential. I spoke with Mike Hopke, Agronomist here at Landmark, and he explained fungicide and the WHY everyone should
So what do kids and corn have in common? No, it’s not that they have ears but can’t (or don’t) listen. Hey, that is actually funny- I can’t believe I can be that witty. But enough about my wit or humor. This is serious. I had the opportunity to ride along with an agronomist today.
Working in the agriculture industry is a legacy in the making. And while it is notably the most noble profession out there, it is also the most dangerous. From the moment an individual steps foot onto a farm, there is no greater importance than safety. Period. Growing up on a farm is, well, simply AMAZING.
Although Mother Nature hasn’t given much indication that Spring is on its way anytime soon, now is the time to think proper alfalfa management, so that when it does arrive growers are ready for a bountiful alfalfa season. What’s the Plan? Proper pH and fertility levels in fields should be tested the year prior to
When it comes to corn, cultural diversity is not a good thing. I love cultural diversity, I love different cultures and learning about places far, far away. I love history. I have never ever once in my life thought that cultural diversity wasn’t fascinating and somewhat necessary. Today, I feel like my world and sense
It won’t be long now before nurse tanks will be seen throughout the countryside in preparation for the much anticipated spring season. With that comes that application of anhydrous ammonia. When handled, transported and applied properly, anhydrous can be a very efficient and effective fertilizer. Your safety and security is of the utmost importance to
“The only thing constant in life is CHANGE.” While this quote holds quite true to many people in their day-to-day lives, perhaps those that experiene constant change more than anyone else are those involved in the agriculture industry. Weather, input prices and commodity prices, just to name a few, are constantly changing factors that farmers face daily.And while