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SP-1… and your Window of Opportunity

July 16th, 2020|

Last year, a non-organic grower used SP-1 on their silage acres. Based on those results, they decided to use the product on ALL of their row crop acres this season. This is their report. Observations by the Grower: "Last year we planted corn in

Raising the Bar on Forage Production

June 18th, 2020|

When you want to take your Forage crops to the NEXT LEVEL, we have 2 options for your consideration that have consistently worked well to improve yield and quality. The 1st option is a FOLIAR application, that works best when good fertility levels are already

Sidedressing with Less Nitrogen

June 9th, 2020|

Two questions keep resurfacing... How can I grow a high-yielding crop with less nitrogen? Aside from crop insurance, what else can I do to protect my crop from environmental challenges? Too much rain, not enough rain, late planting, not planted, the list goes on. Wherever

Early Foliar Applications

June 9th, 2020|

For some growers, the planting is done... and the planter discs are shiny to prove it. Regardless if you're done or not, no one ever expects a grower to say, "Job Well Done" until there's evidence of uniform emergence and the promise of

TRACE Minerals… and WHY your plant needs them.

June 9th, 2020|

  The root uptake of the trace elements. . . IRON (Fe), ZINC (Zn), MANGANESE (Mn), and COPPER (Cu) is governed by three basic principles. 1. Their presence in the soil. Many ag soils have very low levels of native Zn, Mn, and Cu

Golf Superintendents Brave and Best COVID-19 Challenges

June 1st, 2020|

While golf courses contract budgets and personnel due to the coronavirus, superintendents rally to utilize smaller teams, observe safety precautions and drive forward. “We got lucky,” said Jake Mink, Golf Course Superintendent at Brasada Ranch, a resort in Bend, Oregon. “In our

Frost Damage: Regain The Momentum

May 14th, 2020|

Damaging frosts have pillaged much of the country, impacting crops that have already been planted. In response, farmers may light smudge pots, run windmills and use irrigation water. Other practices, such as foliar applying Osmotech or Drammatic Fish to lower the freezing

NEW PODCAST: GROWING PERSPECTIVES

May 1st, 2020|

 Introducing a Douglas Plant Health podcast: GROWING PERSPECTIVES. Hear the full audio below.Born and bred as a row crop and dairy farmer, Dan Denman, 23, is a rising Precision Ag Specialist. His expertise includes agricultural technology such as robotic milking

COVID Concerns: DHS Amends H-2A Requirements

April 20th, 2020|

On April 20, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a “temporary final rule” easing requirements on the growing H-2A program. The program, instituted in 1952, allows foreign nationals to work in the U.S. in temporary or seasonal agriculture jobs.

Rebounding From Reduced Nutrient Levels

April 13th, 2020|

As a result of the wet spring conditions the last 2 years, many growers are concerned about the lower nutrient numbers on their soil tests. A Nebraska grower is seeing water soluble calcium and potassium numbers that are half of what they