Too Much Rain for Corn Growers

2015 – The theme has been “rain”. Too much rain forced many growers to plant late. During the month of June, the rains continued and it was evident that the plants were going to need additional nutrient applications to make it through the season. See for yourself how one grower, Brian Scott has been affected

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Order Your Soil Probes Today!

Fall sampling is almost here. Time to get your order in today. Over the weekend, we received 5 orders for soil probes. Soil testing is becoming very popular with the advent of precision ag programs and new software programs being released almost daily which use soil analysis data combined with climate data and nutrient application

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Grubs are Coming Back To Your Lawn

  Updated 8.30pm / July 27, 2015 Ok – After watching the video below, I decided I needed to try a little experiment. I applied some Scotts Grubex in areas where my lawn had brown spots and I watered in these areas.   As I looked at my own lawn, I could see that these

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Summer Lawn Weed Problem?

Are Weeds Taking Over Parts of Your Lawn This Summer? The weeds are back and back in a big way this summer. Time to take some action! As I look at my own yard, I don’t remember a time when dandelions were still growing. Also, crab grass is back in a big way and weeds

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Ethanol Demand – An Interesting Perspective

Check out this interview with Green Plains CEO, Todd Becker and seen where the Ethanol Industry stands with respect to the economy. This story is really interesting. Todd does a good job of looking at Ethanol as a sustainable business. Overall, Ethanol is a discounted fuel compared to traditional gasoline. The international market is becoming

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E.coli in Lakes

Check out this story out of Michigan. It gives a good perspective on the process of monitoring e.Coli levels in Lake Michigan. Remember, e.Coli is always present to some extent in lake water. You can take precautions by making sure you wash your hands and body, especially before eating so you do not transmit the

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Egg Shells Can Help Your Tomatoes

I came across this article and I found it very interesting. Egg shells can benefit your soil and tomato plants – Mike Hursey, July 8, 20115 …egg shells are 96 percent calcium carbonate, which will stop blossom end rot on tomatoes. They add calcium and nutrients that the tomato fruit needs. This next part of the

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Three Summer Lawn Tips

Three Summer Lawn Tips:   (1) Mowing Consider mowing your lawn a little higher not shorter to prevent the spread of weeds. (2) Watering Only water 2-3 times a week, but water longer in each area, 20-30 minutes. This way you will insure the water gets down into the surface part of the soil 4-6

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Tour of Missouri Crops

Check out this video of crop fields in the state of Missouri. It gives a very good perspective of what you might see if you traveled across the state and were to look at various fields. Quite a variety of stages being ovserved here. The big theme, “Too much moisture” Lots of areas where crops

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How to Make Fruits and Vegetables Last Longer?

Ever wondered how to extend the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables? Check out this news story for some tips. These tips are very simple. I had never heard of these tips before. With people buying more fresh, local produce, more processes like the examples shown in this story will need to be discovered if

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