Medford Cooperative

Archive: October 2014

Thanks to Cooperative Network for this great information on the history of Co-ops: Co-ops are owned by their members—the people who use the cooperatives’ products and services—and are driven by service rather than profit. There are thousands of cooperatives operating in dozens of industries throughout the world, with a heavy concentration in Minnesota and Wisconsin.The first U.S. cooperative was a town mutual insurance company in Philadelphia organized in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Like Franklin’s company, many town mutuals got their…

This fall, we have been seeing quite a bit of stalk rot in the fields of our customers. Stalk rot (fusarium, anthracnose, gibberella, diplodia, etc.) has affected many fields and will impact harvest and increase harvest losses. Pictured above from left to right are anthracnose, gibberella, fusarium. Winfield Solutions recently put out a Technical Bulletin on this very topic. They outlined two different methods to scout out stalk rots: For the “Push Test” randomly select 20 plants from five different…