Your Local Weekly Ag Partners Agronomic Update.
The one-stop-shop to hearing everything you need to know this week about what is happening in your fields.

This week’s featured agronomists are:

Tim Malterer- Le Sueur
Joe Dee – Morristown
Tyrell Treptow – Goodhue

Kenny Loftus – Lewiston
Luke Daninger- Ellsworth

Scroll down to hear from your local agronomist.

Belle Plaine – LeCenter – LeSueur

Tim Malterer

Fungicide application on corn is wrapping up, fungicide on soybeans is in the final stages, and we are starting to gear up on the AYS side.   Now is the time when we really hit the data hard.  What does that mean?
  1. We take this time until harvest to get all the trials located.  Lots of trials are planned and lots are not planned – but all are a good trials.  If you have trials or accidental trials that you want to compare, please let us know so we can collect the needed data to give you the results on what happened quickly after harvest this fall.
  2. We are also entering data into AYS so that we can quicken the data return to our growers this fall after harvest.  This year’s growing season has gone much better than last year and we are in a better place to get info turned back to our customers after harvest.

Kenyon – Morristown – Owatonna

Join Joe Dee, Morristown Agronomist,
to hear a brief agronomic update.
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Kenny Loftus

It is true, time flies when you are having fun.  Last weekend we finished up an impressive fungicide season. A year ago, we were just getting started.  We have really focused on side by side trials and are excited to see what this year’s data will show us.  Trivapro vs. Trivapro + Max-In Boron and Trivapro V5 vs TrivaPro V5+VT are some of the trials placed in corn.

Similar side by side trials were placed in soybeans as well. Examples of those trials are: Trivapro vs Miravis Neo, spraying fungicide @ 20 gpa vs 30 gpa, and Trivapro vs no treatment.  The crop looks great overall and I am excited to see what these trials show.

Look for corn harvest results for TrivaPro vs TrivaPro + Max-In Boron trials this Fall.

Look for fungicide application comparisons using 20 gallons versus 30 gallons per acre this Fall.

The month of August is a great time to meet with your agronomist or AYS specialist to discuss fall grid sampling and get a game plan for fall fertilizer.  AYS data shows that fall applied P&K vs spring shows a nice advantage.  Be sure to discuss what your yield goal is for next season and whether you own or rent the ground – which all effect your fall fertilizer prescription.

Wanamingo – Pine Island – Cannon Falls -Goodhue -Lake City

Tyrell Treptow Agronomist Goodhue

Tyrell Treptow


Whether you are heading home from the cabin or waiting in line to dump some grain….
  1. Keep an eye on insects
  • Soybean aphids & spider mites
  • Alfalfa potato leafhoppers
  1. Walk your corn fields
  • Yield checks
  • What is performing well?
  • Where can you improve?
  • Local test plot tours
  1. Fall lime and fertilizer recommendations
  • Spring 2020 samples to go over?
  • Finish fall variable rate from 2019?
  • Update old samples?
  1. Cover Crops?  Get your seed lined up
  • Canning crop fields
  • Corn silage
  1. Weed Mapping
  • Same spot every year?
  • New weeds?


Luke Daninger

Corn fungicide finished up last week with most corn sitting at R2 now.  Soybeans are anywhere between R3-R5 depending on the field.  Aphids are starting to move in here, so be sure to keep an eye on fields.  Alfalfa 3rd crop is wrapped up in many places but the leafhoppers have not left yet.  Be sure to scout yet for pressure and take care of the last flush if they are there.

Pictures below are from a field that we were in this past week.  The seed is from a competitor brand and came treated with their fungicide and inoculant from the factory back in February.

The plants on the left in each of the pictures below is the seed that came pre-treated in the bag – treated with fungicide + inoculant back in February.  The plants on the right had dry cell tech inoculant added at planting time.

Notice the enhanced growth, nodulation, and root system size differences.  Inoculant is a live bacteria and timing is important.  Yield data to come…

The green strips in the field below had dry cell tech added at planting time.