United Cooperative News

Use Response-to-Fungicide Scores to Make Data-Based Decisions

Jun 23, 2022

One of the considerations you may approach differently this year is fungicide applications. When deciding which acres to spray and which products to use, response-to fungicide (RTF) scores can help you make tailored, hybrid-specific choices based on years of reliable yield data.

State-of-the-Art Feed, Grain, and Soybean Processing Manufacturing Facility Coming to Waupun

Jun 08, 2022

United Cooperative is investing in the future for our patrons and the agriculture community. United Cooperative’s 3 phase expansion project will create state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, marketing opportunities, and technology advancements to meet the demands of Wisconsin’s agricultural landscape.

Finding the Right Harvest Opportunity for First Crop Alfalfa

May 25, 2022

Spring is in the air and the fields are starting to fill with green. The words in the back of everyone’s mind are: first crop. Time to get the equipment out, cleaned off, tuned-up and ready to roll. Whether you are doing balealge, haylage, or dry hay, knowing what quality you are aiming for will help guide you on what temperature to harvest at.

Spring Crop Outlook

May 09, 2022

As I’m writing this, Corn and soybean plantings continue to lag behind average. The latest crop progress report shows corn plantings at 14%, vs. a year ago progress of 42%. Soybeans are just 5% versus last year at 22%. Widespread cold and wet conditions throughout the corn belt have hampered farmers’ ability to get an early or even normal start to planting.

Tags: Corn, Grain, Soybeans

Power Up Your Tech Now for Scouting

May 06, 2022

We all know diligent scouting is critical for the early detection of in-field problems such as insects, diseases, and weed pressure. If you’re not supplementing traditional scouting efforts with the technology tools available through various apps, you could be missing out on opportunities to save time, increase efficiency, and optimize your yield and return on investment potential.


Industry News

    5 Ways to Find Success With Fungicides
    Jun 16, 2022 | 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...
    6 Disease Management Tips for Corn and Soybeans
    Jun 15, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Diseases may already be showing up in your corn and soybean fields, so it’s a good time to be scouting your fields for early signs of trouble. With plenty of the season still left, your crop will benefit from a proactive approach to disease management. Here are six tips to...
    Maximize Plant Health at Key Growth Stages
    May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Plant health is a lofty term that gets tossed around a lot in agronomic conversations. However, when you have a clear definition and actionable strategies, maximizing plant health becomes a very real and important way to help your crop reach closer to their genetic potential...
    Take Action Against Thrips in Cotton
    May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
    During the hustle and bustle of planting season, it’s easy to overlook early-season pests that could cause season-long damage to your cotton crop. Thrips, in particular, require proactive management that starts at planting. Follow these actionable tips to protect your crop’s...
    4 Adjuvant Classes Proven to Help Improve Weed Control
    May 19, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Supply chain issues continue to disrupt the ag industry, making it imperative to use resources efficiently and effectively this season. In many cases, there may not be enough herbicide supply available to fix mistakes or problems that arise during spray applications. Adding...
    Prevent and Control Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
    May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    If you find your herbicides aren’t performing as well as they used to, you may be battling herbicide-resistant weeds. Once you have resistant weeds, it becomes much more challenging and costly to keep fields clean. With a diversified weed control program, you can level up your...
    Monitoring and Managing White Mold in Canola
    May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    It would be nice if we could just sit back and enjoy the view when canola reaches its most photogenic stage, but unfortunately, white mold can seriously impact your crop before it blooms when the conditions are right. Therefore, it’s crucial to monitor the conditions and...
    Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
    May 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Cotton growers know that, even under ideal conditions, cotton requires intense monitoring and management throughout the season. Here are some tips to help guide in-season decisions. Control insects Last season, high thrip and plant bug activity challenged growers. Cotton seed...
    Crunch Our Numbers, Then Crush Your Harvest
    Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Making Sense of the Biologicals Market
    Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    The biologicals product category has grown exponentially in the past few years. What was once focused on specialty crops and other niche markets is now moving into row crops. That said, the market is still relatively young, leaving plenty of room for confusion and skepticism...
    3 Ways to Gin Up Your Cotton Management
    Apr 27, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As a cotton farmer, some of your biggest purchasing decisions for the upcoming season have already been made. While many variables go into the final variety selection ultimately, you have selected the genetics that will best meet your yield goals and the fiber quality that...
    Fine-Tune Your Soil Fertility Plan
    Apr 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Just like us, crops need a well-balanced diet to optimize productivity. When just one essential nutrient is insufficient, the plant can’t carry out metabolic functions as efficiently, which could negatively impact the crop. If you’re looking for ways to fine-tune your...