Headline® Fungicide On Alfalfa

Average total stem counts for sites treated with Headline were 31% higher than untreated sites.

Average total stem counts for sites treated with Headline® were 31% higher than untreated sites.

With the cold, wet spring and summer we are having, it is the perfect time to spray Headline® fungicide on your alfalfa. Headline is a fast acting, broad spectrum fungicide that delivers a high level of activity on more than 50 major diseases that can threaten yield and crop quality. We have seen tremendous yield increases over the past couple years using Headline; we also see higher quality feed as well.

Untreated plants vs. plants treated with Headline® fungicide.

Untreated plants vs. plants treated with Headline® fungicide.

Not only does Headline provide excellent disease control, it actually promotes improved plant health.

The unique chemistry of Headline enables more efficient nutrient uptake, more robust plant growth, and better stress tolerance to heat, hail, wind, and drought. Ultimately, this means healthier plants and higher yield potential.

Growers who have used Headline on their alfalfa report far less disease, more vigorous plant growth, higher stress tolerance, better standability, and, of course, higher yield — helping reduce losses and improve ROI.

044To be more efficient you can also run Ascend, Micros, and your insecticide for leafhoppers, Alfalfa weevils, etc., at the same time, greatly improving the health and yield of your high dollar alfalfa field.

To learn more about the benefits of using Headline fungicide on your alfalfa fields, call any of the Agronomy locations of Allied Cooperative and talk to one of our agronomists soon.

Thank you,

Izaak Rathke, Sales Manager

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Plant Tissue Sampling

Of the many factors affecting crop quality and yield, fertility is one of the most important. It is fortunate that producers can control fertility by managing the plant’s nutritional status. Nutrient status is an unseen factor in plant growth, except when deficiencies become so severe that visual symptoms appear on the plant itself. By this time you have already cost yourself yield potential and all you can do is play catch up. By tissue sampling your crops during the growing stages of the plant’s life, you can get the nutrient status at the time of sampling showing you specific nutrient deficiencies in time to correct them and save your high end yield potential. Let the agronomists at Allied Cooperative help you protect your investment by regularly tissue sampling your crops and making the correct recommendations to help ensure a high quality, high yield crop for 2013. You can contact any of Allied Cooperative’s agronomists if you are interested in having tissue sampling done.

– Izaak Rathke, Sales Manager

Contact one of our agronomists to set up a plant tissue sampling.

Contact one of our agronomists to set up a plant tissue sampling.

Our summer agronomy intern, Alana Voss, taking a plant tissue sample.

Our summer agronomy intern, Alana Voss, taking a plant tissue sample.

Our summer agronomy intern, Alana Voss, taking a plant tissue sample.

Our summer agronomy intern, Alana Voss, taking a plant tissue sample.