Medford Cooperative

Category: Agronomy

Soil sampling is a vital process whether you are a rural producer or city-dwelling home owner. Soil sampling and analysis gives you chemical and physical information about your soil which can be used to optimize growth or assist in solving soil-related problems. Results from a soil test will help you make the decision whether or not to fertilize, resulting in environmental and economic benefits. Soil test results can indicate problem areas in your soil. Some examples include: excess salts, high or low pH, problematic soil…

Now is the time to start thinking about nitrogen stabilizer and what it could do for your crops this summer. The benefits of it are plentiful! By using nitrogen stabilizer, growers can make more nitrogen available to the plants for a longer period of time. This reduces the chances of nitrogen deficiency late into the season – nitrogen deficiency can have a significant impact on yield. Nitrogen stabilizer also prevents leaching of nitrogen into the soil by keeping it in…

Fall is in the air which means one thing to our Agronomy department – HARVEST TIME! We are getting into high moisture corn season, we don’t have any information yet on yields but it’s looking good! We will be sure to provide an update as we have more information. Soybeans are in full harvest. We are seeing above average yields this year at about 40-45 bushels. Jim Bucki Agronomy Manager

Small Grain Small grain harvest is in full swing. Grain quality looks really good this year. The cooler season has actually helped small grain fill out so we should have a heavier grain which will mean a more marketable product for our customers.   Soybeans Soybeans are filling and the recent rain will help them fill out even more. The soybeans in our area look really nice right now. If we could get about an inch of rain every week…

Temperatures will be dipping low tonight and frost will likely be something to consider. If you are wondering what impact that might have on your crops, this guide from West Central should help: CORN Germination:  Cold soil temperatures (sub 50o F) can trigger imbibitional chilling injury or cold temperature injury.  These phenomena occur when either seed kernels imbibe water that is colder than what is considered ideal resulting in ruptured tissue during cell expansion or from damage to the mesocotyl during…

Seed Treating Cost/Unit Optimize 400 $3.75 Trilex 6000 $5.50 Handling Charge $.75   Optimize 400 Optimize 400 with LCO Promoter Technology for soybeans enables your crop to achieve its full genetic potential by enhancing nutritional capabilities that drive natural growth processes, maximizing plant health and crop performance.  Optimize 400 increases yield as well as the protein and oil content of soybeans.  This product is particularly effective early in the planting season because it stimulates nodule production even when soil temperatures…