Once the dust settles on the 2013 fall fertilizer season, most of the nation’s ag retailers are expecting the year to have played out as expected. And this will be a welcome change from what happened to the marketplace during 2012. One year ago, many dealerships, cooperatives and their grower-customers were admittedly struggling. In more
Foul play was not high on the list of probable causes of the explosion at the West Fertilizer facility, but the events of that tragic day have caused retail managers to take a new look at everything they do to protect and secure their property from all sorts of hazards, accidental and otherwise. J. Billy
Precision agriculture has established itself as a vital part of today’s farming systems. The specific roles precision agriculture plays in production agriculture, however, are ever changing — similar to the way sprinters might change positions during a track meet. Survey Details As in prior years, the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and Department of
As crop protection product requirements become more diverse, the need to successfully manage off-target application will only increase in importance.
From the minute one ducks inside its Maple Park, IL, headquarters, it’s clear that Hintzsche Fertilizer Inc. is doing a traditional family business on a larger scale – and with much success. It starts at the very top with CEO and president David Hintzsche’s approachable, seemingly easy-going manner and trickles down throughout the organization, from
Dealers can find units with the ideal power and spread pattern for any application.
Upon arrival one can’t help but notice the pioneering spirit that pervades Central Valley Ag Cooperative’s (CVA) Oakland location in northeastern Nebraska. It was, after all, once upon a time that Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery Expedition passed through these very parts as the explorers followed the meandering Missouri River on their now-historic journey
As anyone in the sporting world will attest to, there’s only one problem with winning streaks — they eventually come to an end. No matter how dominate a team or skilled the players involved, inevitably they will have a bad day or just be unlucky, resulting in a loss. This is a lesson many market
Blender units are getting faster and more efficient than ever, plus some manufacturers are taking advantage of new technologies. Here are 10 to consider. Multi-Blender DW, Ranco Fertiservice The Ranco Multi-Blender DW promises fast, accurate, continuous-flow blending, says the company. Its declining weigh technology monitors the output of each product during blending and continually adjusts
This fall growers and retailers have faced a unique combination of natural and man-made challenges that are making seed and planting decisions for the coming year more complex. Perhaps the biggest question of the season: Will there be enough seed for 2013 plantings, especially in light of the drought? Retailers we talked with have been