HERE - Opheim Seed and Chemical

Report
Winter Meeting 2014
Bil Schrader – Asmus Farm Supply
Consulting Clients with Sustainable Recommendations
To Maximize Production
What is the correct approach to 2015?
Stephanie Smith
(@girl_agronomist)
10/31/14, 8:22 AM
2015 isn't about cutting back on all inputs, its about finding those that best optimize your
yield potential. #agronomy
2015 outlook
• Looking at a very different financial outlook for farming.
• Insurance will not be as lucrative.
• It will be important to raise the most bushels as efficiently as possible.
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How can we help?
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Rely on our old friend ROI.
Use strong recommendations that work.
First to the Field project.
We want you to be successful and profitable!
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Conventional Corn Program
No Glyphosate
• Verdict
• Follow with
• AMS
• Atrazine 4L
• Armezon
• Persist Ultra (MSO)
16 oz/acre
2 lbs/acre
1 pint/acre
1 oz/acre
1 pint/acre
RR Corn Program #1
• Verdict
• Follow with
• Transport Ultra
• Atrazine 4L
• Halex
10-12 oz/acre
2 quart/100 gal. water
1 pint/acre
3.6 pints/acre
RR Corn Program #2
• Verdict
• Follow with
• AMS
• Atrazine 4L
• Armezon
• Roundup PowerMax
• Persist Ultra (MSO)
10-12 oz/acre
3 lbs/acre
1 pint/acre
¾ oz/acre
32 oz/acre
1 pint/acre
RR Corn Program #3
• Harness or Surpass
• Follow with
• Transport Ultra
• Atrazine 4L
• Halex
½ to ¾ rate
1 quart/100 gal. water
1 pint/acre
3.6 pints/acre
“One Pass” Programs not Preferred
• May not be as effective
• Timing is crucial
• Weed completion could cause yield loss
• Weather cooperation?
RR One-pass Program #1
• Corvus 5.6 oz/acre
• Atrazine 1 pt/acre
• (Harness or Surpass)
RR One-pass Program #2
• Transport Ultra
• Halex
• Atrazine
1 quart/100 gal. water
4 pt/acre
1 pt/acre
RR Soybean Program #1
• Pre followed by Post Program
• Verdict
• Outlook
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5 oz/acre
10 oz/acre
Follow by
Flexstar GT
Fusilade
Persist Ultra (MSO)
AMS
3 pints/acre
4 oz/acre
1.25 pints/acre
2 lbs/acre
RR Soybean Program #2
• Pre followed by Post Program
• Authority Assist
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6-8 oz/acre
Follow by
Flexstar GT
Fusilade
Persist Ultra (MSO)
AMS
3 pints/acre
4 oz/acre
1.25 pints/acre
2 lbs/acre
Fungicide Program
Corn Tassel
• Headline AMP
• Fastac
• Protyx
10 oz/acre
3.5 oz/acre
1 pint/100 gal water
Soybeans R3
• Priaxor
• Fastac
• Protyx
4 oz/acre
3.5 oz/acre
1 pint/100 gal water
Northern Iowa
BASFHealth
Iowa inPlant
Health
Data 2014
Increases
bushels per
acre
Plant
Data
2014
Increases in Bushels per Acre versus Untreated
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Spencer
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2
25
18
11
12
22
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12
16
11
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Cherokee
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Fort Dodge
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14
9
8
10
10
19
7
26
8
9
18
8
7
11
10
Decorah
22
7
18 Mason City
37
11
25
13
6
5
5
11
Soybeans R3: 19 trials averaged
+8.8 bu/a
Des Moines
Corn VT: 23 trials averaged +16.6 bu/a
Soybeans R3
Corn Tassel
Corn Pre Tassel
Corn Pre-Tassel: 5 trials averaged +9.4 bu/a
Council Bluffs
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• Soybeans R3 : Avg +5.1 bushels
• Headline AMP VT : Avg +16.5 bushels
• Priaxor Pre-Tassel : Avg +6.4 bushels
Southern
Minnesota
Fungicide
Trials
Seed Treatment
Bil Schrader
Seed Treatment
• Fungicide/Insecticide with Exalibre SA was 1.6 bu/A better than
Fungicide/Insecticide alone in 2013.
• Fungicide/Insecticide with Exalibre SA was 1.5 bu/A better than
Fungicide/Insecticide alone in 2014.
• Fungicide/Insecticide alone was 3.3 bu/A better than untreated beans in
2014.
• Exalibre SA is our preferred product because of its triple strained inoculant
blend along with trichoderma bio-fungicide which provides season long
protection of roots from diseases like SDS.
Scrutiny of Neonicinitoids
• EPA released in October review of neonics
• Findings stated little financial benefit to farmers
• Increased risk to bee health
• Open comment period until December 22nd
• http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/benefits-neonicotinoid-seedtreatments-soybean-production
• www.agvoice4choice.com
• Stewardship Importance
• Minimize talc dust-off essential
• Polymer coatings
• Canada already has restricted use and considering ban
Fluency Agent from Bayer
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Wax-based seed lubricant talc substitute for air assist planters
Reduces the amount overall dust-off by 90%
Low use rate 1/8 of a cup/bag-important to be on rate
4.4 lb pail with scoop treats 250 bags of seed
Very good feedback from growers especially on larger air planters
Cost estimated at of about $.30/bag of seed corn or beans
Cover Crops
Bil Schrader
Advantages of Cover Crops
• 20 BPA from prevent plant to regular rotation?????
Plant Nutrition
Cody Wirtjes
Rake PN Site
• Construction completed in Spring of 2014
• Specs
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20,000 square feet
4 bays for loading/unloading
560,000 gallon heated fertilizer storage total capacity
398,000 gallons of storage currently
36,000 gallons of heated chemical storage
1.5 million gallon exterior 32% storage
24 hours loading bay with credentials
Rake PN Site
• Speed
• 600-800 GPM pump rate of 32% UAN
• 400-500 GPM pump rate for other fertilizer blends
• Loading speeds of two trucks every fifteen minutes
• Blending capabilities
• Capable of splash blending from all interior/exterior tanks
• Water treatment and adjuvant injection
• Injection of additives, stabilizers and biologicals possible
• Chemical injection possible
Value-added PN Programs
Nitrogen Stabilizers
• Instinct II
• Nitrapyrin inhibits the nitrosomonas bacteria in the soil
• Formulated for UAN solutions as well as manure
• Keeps nitrogen available in the root zone
• Supports Environmentally Beneficial Farming Practices
• 6 bu/A advantage for state of Iowa over the last 5 years
Nitrogen Stabilizers
• Nutrisphere
• Ties up nickel required by Urease
• Ties up copper & iron required by nitrosomonas & nitrobacter bacteria
• Dual mode action prevents nitrogen loss
• Formulated for UAN & Urea
• Rate specific makes it cost effective
Nitrogen Stabilizers
• Agrotain Plus
• Dual formulation
• NBPT inhibits urease
• DCD for below ground protection
for up to 14 days
• Formulated to mix into UAN
• Formulated for UAN as well as Urea
• Agrotain Ultra
• NBPT inhibits urease
• Prevents loss from volitization
Plant Growth Promotors
• Stimulate
• Contains Gibberellin, Aukin, Cytokinin
• Promotes germination, cell elongation, and cell division
• Apply using starter fertilizer or as a seed treatment
• Promotes root growth for increased nutrient uptake
• Strong yield results from demo plots & certain soil types from FTF trials
• Bio-Forge
• Antioxidant, controls hormone interactions & increases drought tolerance
• Applied in-furrow or as a foilar
• Should be used to help mitigate stress for plants
Biologicals/Microbials
• Accomplish LM
• Bio-Chemical
• Combination of enzymes, organic acids, and chelators to create nutrient availibility
• For use in starter, UAN solutions, manure
• Has reputation as solid performer at making nutrients more available
• Data has shown 4-6 bu/A increase on corn
• Generate
• Uses cobalt to jump start microbial activity
• Can be applied in-furrow or as a foliar application
• It should be used
• Small plot data concludes 5 bu/A increase in corn, 3.75 bu/A increase in soybeans
New products to consider 2015!
• Limus - BASF
• Sernade Soil - Bayer
• Similar to Agrotain Ultra
• Biological Fungicide
• Two AI’s – NBPT & NPPT
• Applied with starter or water
• Beneficial soil bacterium acts as a
• Prevents loss to volatilization
protective barrier that grows with
• BASF Financing? Availability?
the roots
• Preserve-N
• Directly attacks diseases in the soil
• Liquid DCD (30% AI)
• Bayer rebate program
• 1gal/ton
• Below ground protection only (Instinct II)
How to Build a Season-long Rec
• Look at Soil tests
• Look to Agro-Culture Liquid products
 Low Salt
 High nutrient efficiency
• Plants need N,P,K Sulfur and micros
• Plants need available nutrients
• Plant needs are met by providing a balanced solution
• Spoon feeding with the right nutrients at the right timing
Side dress Options
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Started with x starter….now what?
Side dress! Back to the spoon feeding approach!!
Has added a solid ROI back to our grower base
This fits right in with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy
We as Agronomist’s/CCA’s need to make better nutrient recommendations
and moving nitrogen out to when the plant needs it is a great 1st step!
Fertilizer offering Through AFS
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Starter Offerings
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9-24-3 (Pro-Germinator) (Poly)
2-1-6 (Sure-K)
2-0-10-6S (Kalibrate)
10-34-0 (Poly)
8-18-5-5S-.5Zn-.05Mn (Quad 5) (Poly)
8-20-5-5S-.5Zn (Poly)
9-15-4-3S-.5Zn-.05Mn (PhosPlus) (Poly)
6-20-5-2S-.1Zn-.05Mn (OptiStart Gold) (Ortho)
7-21-7 (Poly)
4-10-10 (Poly)
6-24-6 (Ortho)
9-18-9 (Ortho)
3-18-18 (Ortho)
7-17-3 with micros (RiseR) (Poly)
More!!!
Micro Nutrient offerings
Carry 5 different Zinc products
Carry all micro-nutrients individually
Carry micro-nutrient packages
Other Liquid Offerings
32%
28%
12-0-0-26S (ATS)
0-0-30
0-0-24
0-0-25-17S (KTS)
Dry Fertilizer offerings
Urea 46-0-0
Map 11-52-0
Dap 18-46-0
Potash 0-0-60
AMS 21-0-0-26
First to the Field
Anna Balvance
• AFS Innovation Evaluation Platform
• 2nd year of existence
• Evaluate new products with precision technology to better understand and
validate grower value ROI
• Requirement of GPS as-applied maps, harvest data and strip trial format to
increase replications and data quality
• 3rd Party Data Analysis by Precision Management
Why is FTF Valuable?
• Unique platform that exclusively engages innovative growers
• Field Visits
• In-Season Webinars
• Exclusive FTF Weekly Agronomic Updates
• Summer Innovation Field Day
• Winter Results meeting
• Excites manufacturers to partner and bring us innovation
• Builds credible data essential in 2015 and beyond
Communications
Anna Balvance
Website
• New Website in 2015
• January/February ETA
• Agronomic Media and Content Focus
• Updated Frequently
• Suggestions?
• Goal to Collaborate and Share content with Opheim Seed
Agronomy Update
• Starting in January
• Bi-Weekly Out-of-Season
• Weekly In-Season
• Video/Newsletter Creation
• Frequently Asked Agronomy Questions from that week
• Crop Conditions in your area
• Weather events
• Pests present
Social Media
• Relevant
• 89% of 18-29 year olds are on Social Media
• 82% of 30-49 year olds
• 50% of 65+ year olds
• Advantages
Twitter
• Quick Facts
• 140 character messages (microblogging)
• The “Coffee Shop” of the 21st Century
• Tailor your twitter to your community, whether that’s..
• Ag
• Politics
• Music
• Etc.
• The Hashtag (#)- Connecting your tweet to a larger conversation
• Examples
#pftour14
#harvest14
Twitter
• Follow Us!
• @AFSchemicals
• @FirsttotheField
• @AFSseed
• Interested?
• I’m here to help
Facebook
• “Like” our pages
• Connected to our Twitter accounts
• Same content
• Encourage your customers to do so as well!
• More are on Facebook
• Search for• Asmus Farm Supply
• First to the Field
• AFS Seed
Suggestions?
• Reaching you
• What is the best medium?
Asmus Farm Supply
Consulting Clients with Sustainable Recommendation
To Maximize Production
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