The one-stop-shop to hearing everything you need to know about what is happening in your fields this week.

This week’s featured agronomists are:

Courtney Wolf – Belle Plaine
Chris Soltau
– Goodhue
Joe Dee
 – Morristown
Gary Suess
– Elgin
Kirsten Rinholen
– Ellsworth

Scroll down to hear from your local agronomist.

Belle Plaine – Le Center – Le Sueur

Courtney Wolf

It seems that almost all the crops are in and most got a pre-emerge herbicide, however there are some fields without that layer of protection. As we go out scouting there are some fields that the weeds are starting to emerge and getting some height to them. With the corn only in the V3 to V6 range we have some time before we canopy, so it is important to put a layer of residual down as you are spraying the post chemicals on your crops. At Ag Partners we have a couple different options for the corn, we have Acuron GT and Resicore as our common corn herbicides. Each are unique in their own way, but both offer great weed control and a good layer of residual. For more information on these herbicides or any other agronomic needs contact you local Ag Partners Agronomist. Have a safe and successful spray season!

Pine Island – Cannon Falls – Goodhue – Lake City

Join Chris Soltau, Goodhue agronomist, for an update in the field.

Morristown – Wanamingo – Kenyon

Join Joe Dee, Morristown agronomist, for an update in the field.

Elgin – Lewiston – Stewartville

Gary Suess

The 2022 crop season continues to roll along. After a long planting season, this past week has seen 1st cutting alfalfa harvested and post emergent corn spraying kicking in full force. However, only when the wind isn’t blowing like crazy & the rain showers hold off. It’s a busy time of year with many different jobs pulling us in all directions at once.

Also, corn nitrogen sidedressing season is just getting started. Sidedressing is a valuable management tool to ensure your corn crop has the nitrogen it needs to reach its peak yield potential. Sidedressing nitrogen on corn can be part of a planned nitrogen program or can be implemented if some of your fields had some nitrogen loss from waterlogged soil conditions. Flat rates can be applied to supplement your crop or planned grid nitrate sampling can be done to measure nitrate levels in the soil and recommendations can be made from the results. Below is an example of a variable rate Nitrogen application map made from grid nitrate sampling. Thanks & have a great day!


Kirsten Rinholen

Happy June! I hope everyone is excited to celebrate our dairy farmers during National Dairy Month, with plenty of ice cream and warmer days ahead of us. Post emergence spray and side dress nitrogen application is well under way as over 73% of corn and 58% of soybeans are emerged and taking off here in Wisconsin. Our farmers have been busy finishing planting on top of pushing to take our first crop of alfalfa off in many areas. That means it is time to think fertilizer for our queen of forages. Over the winter months the soil releases a considerable amount of nutrients that are largely used during alfalfa’s initial spring growth. It is important we don’t forget to replenish that soil’s P and K after 1st cutting. Rates for P and K applications should be carefully considered to avoid luxury consumption and maintain forage quality. Be sure to speak with your WWAS or Ag Partners agronomist on this to help maintain the best stand possible!

(%’s taken from the USDA WI May 29th crop progress report)