Grain Plant Hours for September 28 & 29

The Adams grain plant will be open on Saturday, September 28, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and by appointment. The Mauston, West Salem, and Tomah grain plants will be open by appointment only. Please call the following numbers for service this weekend.

Adams grain plant: (608) 339-0357

Mauston grain plant: (608)547-8302

Tomah grain plant: (608)547-6149

West Salem grain plant: (608)799-3622

– David Rappa, Director of Grain

Answer Plot Event Tonight!

Allied Cooperative would like to invite all area growers to our Answer Plot event to be held today (July 17th).  We will have an Annual Meeting at 4:00 p.m., followed by a delicious steak fry dinner (FREE!), and a tour of our Answer Plot at 5:45 p.m.  The plot is located two miles east of the Hwy. 13 & 82 intersection in Adams County, Wisconsin.

It may be a steamy day — but you can almost hear the corn grow at the Answer Plot.  Come on out and see how different varieties are performing and gain insight in managing this year’s crops.

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Watch for insect damage and topdress your fields correctly!

Insect damage seen in Adams County, WI, on July 2.

Insect damage seen in Adams County, WI, on July 2.

Over the next couple weeks, it will be very important to keep an eye on your fields for insect damage and to topdress your fields with the correct recipe.

With the increase in temperatures, we need to keep a closer eye on our crops for insect damage. Yesterday one of our scouts, Bryan Decker, sent in some photos of some insect damage in northern Adams county.

Also with the constant flushing of the soil profile we are encouraging growers to evaluate fertility shortfalls in their crop ASAP. When the need is established, a liquid or dry fertilizer recipe should be developed and applied to the field as soon as possible. A lot of our corn is at or past the V6 stage, when the number of rows around is established. We want to make sure that our corn has all it needs at this critical stage. Also in preparation for the rapid growth phase, V8 to VT, the plant is going to be taking up a lot of nutrients. Our agronomists have done a lot of tissue testing this past week and a lot of the samples are showing some deficiencies. The major nutrient deficiencies are Nitrogen, Potassium, and Sulfur. Some micros that have shown up as low have been Zinc, Manganese, and Boron. If you are topdressing your corn please make sure you are putting together the appropriate recipe for your fields. Contact one of our agronomists to assist you in this process. Thanks and have a safe Fourth of July!

– Rob Shields, Agronomist

Adams Agronomy hard at work…

With the sun out today, the Adams Agronomy staff were in full swing! Here are some shots of a few of our guys at work in the field. (Click images to enlarge.)

Derek Leckwee spraying.

Derek Leckwee spraying.

Derek Leckwee spraying.

Derek Leckwee spraying.

Shannon & Eddie working on his dry spinner machine.

Shannon & Eddie working on his dry spinner machine.

 

Doug spreading potatoes.

Spreading potatoes.

Harold Barr's machine getting filled up.

Harold Barr’s machine getting filled up.

Harold Barr spreading seed corn.

Harold Barr spreading seed corn.

– Rob Shields, Agronomist