Scouting fields is a very important first step before making any application. Every year seems to come with its own set of challenges to manage. Our years of experience are a valuable tool at your disposal anytime you have any questions. We see a variety of situations all around the country and know what to look for in your fields. From identifying weeds and diseases to knowing the economic impact of these problems, we help you make informed decisions. We focus on sharing our knowledge with the farmer to help you understand what we are looking for and what we are seeing. Our goal is to help you better manage your operation and have a better understanding of what is happening in your fields.
With new technologies and a better understanding of soil health and crop fertility, soil sampling has become a valuable tool. Soil sampling is always time and money well spent, and provides you with information that can have an instant return. However, knowing how to take samples properly is essential. We know the dos and don'ts of soil sampling and are willing to share that knowledge with you. Once the samples have been taken we send them to the lab of your choice. We know how each nutrient affects the rest and can help you determine what steps to take to correct fertility issues and take advantage of what you already have in the soil. We understand how valuable your time is and will provide you with whatever knowledge or service you need throughout the sampling process.
Tough economic times, hard-to-kill weeds, and changes in your operation are all things that can affect crop rotations. With so many variables on a farm, it can be difficult to plan ahead. It is critical to avoid any costly mistakes while still accomplishing the goals you set on your farm. We know what inputs can be expected for each crop and work hard to understand what fits your operation. Crop rotations can be a key asset in fighting resistant weeds. We know the weeds as well as we know the crop, and can help you determine what crop will be the most effective on your farm. When making changes on your farm, it is important to know and understand the chemistry that has been used. We know the rotation restrictions that come with each chemical and will help you avoid making any mistakes.