AGRONOMY TIPS

You can rely on our agronomist to keep you informed and to help you make product decisions that are right for your farm. If you have a question about product feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to make a recommendation based on your needs.

January

Review last year's agronomic decisions.

January is a great time to look back at your agronomic decisions from last year.  Compare your yield maps to your hybrid maps, fertilizer rate maps, chemical treatments, and any other agronomic practices you did last year.  Prescription Agronomics using Ag Leader SMS Software can help you analyze your data from the past to help make more profitable decisions for the future.

February

February is time to get your fertility recommendations in place.

February is time to get your fertility recommendations in place for this year.  Looking over soil sample data and last year’s analysis of your agronomic practices will help shape your fertility decisions.  Make sure you have all of your fertilizer needs locked in for the growing season this year.

March

March is the time of year to finalize your fertilizer recommendations.

March is the time of year to finalize your fertilizer recommendations. Contact Prescription Agronomics to finalize your fertility needs for this year.  Also make sure all of your fertilizer tanks are full heading in to spring.

Join us for our New Plant Open House   (18 S. 4th St. Ipswich, SD) on March 30 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. plant tours, refreshments, prizes and visit with sales staff.

12:00 p.m Lunch with Backyard BBQ

April

Make sure your planter and fertilizer applicators are ready.

April is a great time to make sure your planter and fertilizer applicators are ready for springs work.  Make sure you have all of your variable rate prescriptions loaded and ready to go.

May

May is the time of year to plant your crop!

You only get one chance to plant your crop for the first time each year.  Please make sure you take time during the busy spring rush to calibrate your equipment and do a great job of getting your seed placed in the ground.

June

June is a great time to evaluate your planting stands.

June is a great time to evaluate your planting stands and make notes of the things you did a good job of during planting.  Make sure you learn from your mistakes and build on the things that you did a good job of this past spring.  June is also a great time to make an early assessment of you pre plant chemical program.

July

July is a good time to pull tissue samples on crops.

July is a great time to pull tissue samples on growing crops to see what kind of deficiencies may be present.  Deficiencies can be addressed by foliar feeding, and knowing what deficiencies you have will help you make decisions on your future fertilizer programs.

August

August is a great time for weed control evaluation

August is a great time to evaluate your weed control program for the past year and make plans for the upcoming year.  Do you have fields that need special attention for next year and did your pre emerge and post emerge programs work the way you expected?  Make a plan for the upcoming growing season.

September

September - data collection!

Get ready to collect data, you only get one chance to collect your harvest data, make sure that your monitor and cards are ready for the upcoming harvest.

October

October is the month to calibrate your yield monitor.

When harvest is going on make sure you take time to calibrate your yield monitor.  Good data can help you make decisions for years to come.

November

November is a great month for soil sampling.

Fall is a great time to do your soil sampling for the next growing season.  Soil sampling is important information that helps determine your nutrient plan for the upcoming season.

December

December means it's time to shape your nutrient plan!

December is when your nutrient plan begins to take shape for the next growing season.  Estimating needs for the upcoming growing season and determining if prepay pricing is advantages to your operation.