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This Harvest, Control What You Can Control

Sep 14, 2021

There are countless factors outside farmers’ control: commodity markets rise and fall, weather cooperates or doesn’t, consumers make purchase decisions that affect supply decisions. But even with all these variables, there’s one thing over which every farmer has total control: their level of preparation.
 

Get Rewarded For Your Show Animal

Aug 09, 2021

In order to support more members' children and their fair projects, United Cooperative introduced our Fair Animal Project Program three years ago. 

United Cooperative will give $50 for a large animal or $15 for a small animal to every members' child that submitted a photo of them with their fair animal.

4 Steps to Take at Harvest for Quality Silage

Jul 30, 2021

Many moving parts need to be in place to get the best quality silage at harvest. With harvest quickly approaching, consider these four tips to help inform your silage harvest strategy.

Reduce Corn Silage Shrink with Good Management

Jul 30, 2021

We often speak of corn silage yield from the standpoint of the crop being grown and harvested in the field.  Now at harvest time we have a chance to increase or at least maintain, the yield potential of our corn silage.  Good forage management that includes proper packing, inoculant and sealing corn silage with bunker covers and tires is key to reducing corn silage shrink and keeping it’s quality.

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Stay Safe When Making Silage

Jul 28, 2021

Making silage can be a dangerous time on farms. Take steps to eliminate or control hazards and keep everyone safe.

Events

Industry News

    Leverage Harvest Data to Drive Next Season’s Crop Decisions
    Sep 21, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With today’s ag technology tools and in-season imagery options, it should be easier than ever to collect data to inform seed and crop protection product decisions. But even though all of that data can be very helpful, it can also be overwhelming to know where to start. Here...
    3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan
    Sep 13, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Planning for the 2022 season begins this fall, and a good place to focus your efforts is revisiting your nutrient management program. While the season is still fresh in your mind, think about what you’ll need to do to ensure your crops have what they need to thrive next year....
    Help Put Yourself In A Profitable Position With CROPLAN® Winter Canola
    Sep 12, 2021 | Answer Plot
    As the product manager for CROPLAN ® winter canola , I enjoy reminding growers about the many agronomic benefits that come with including it in their rotation. This year, winter canola provides farmers with another huge economic advantage that makes it an increasingly...
    Does Fall Burndown Pay Off?
    Sep 10, 2021 | Answer Plot
    For farmers who adopt minimum- or no-till practices, controlling weeds throughout the fall can be crucial — particularly for winter annual weeds like marestail and perennials, such as dandelions. Overwintered marestail, for example, is very difficult to control in the spring...
    How to Use Tech Tools to Predict Corn Drydown
    Sep 02, 2021 | Answer Tech
    The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult with only so many hours in the day. Let tech give you a global perspective and help put your...
    3 Cotton Defoliation Strategies To Help Optimize Yield Potential
    Aug 30, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Cotton defoliation is a management decision that is just as important as the seed or inputs you choose. Proper defoliation can help improve harvest efficiency by promoting more even boll opening, reducing the amount of trash and staining in the harvested cotton, and lowering...
    When it Comes to Data, Demand Quality and Personalization
    Aug 17, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With both established and new companies offering many types of data sources, it can be difficult to decipher truth from hype. Not sure if you’re getting the most value out of your data? Here are four checks your data should meet. Valid . If data is not valid or backed by...
    Want Big Yields? Don’t Skimp on Zinc.
    Aug 02, 2021 | Answer Plot
    When it comes to plant nutrition, N, P and K are often in the limelight. But zinc is an unsung nutrient hero that helps maintain some of a plant’s most important physiological processes. Here are some reasons it’s time to rethink the power of zinc. Zinc promotes consistent...
    Don’t Let a Boron Deficiency Compromise Your Corn
    Jul 30, 2021 | Answer Plot
    When corn plants reach tasseling and early reproductive stages, there are many important factors at play supporting their healthy development. One that’s often overlooked but can have a sizeable impact is the presence of boron. When sufficient, boron supports healthy...
    5 Ways to Find Success With Fungicides
    Jul 21, 2021 | Answer Plot
    It’s time to bust the myth once and for all that fungicides aren’t worth investing in. Research has continually shown yield advantages when a fungicide application is made. In fact, our Answer Plot ® trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre...
    3 Tips for More Economical Fungicide Applications
    Jul 07, 2021 | Answer Plot
    When weighing purchase decisions, there are many factors to consider, but when push comes to shove, it’s all about the ROI potential. Here are three steps you can take to make more economical fungicide decisions, regardless of what the season brings. 1. Identify responsive...
    Tips For Managing Drought-Stressed Fields
    Jul 01, 2021 | Answer Plot
    You can purchase the right equipment, seed and inputs to set your season up for success, but you can’t control the weather. Navigating the challenges of Mother Nature is one of trickiest parts of farming. This is especially true when it comes to managing crops through drought...