Heart of Missouri MFA AgriServices 402 10th Street Glasgow, MO 65254
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With fall harvest nearing the end, now is the time to start your fall activities list. Seed corn/beans: It’s never too early to get your seed ordered. Getting your seed ordered early allows for better pricing. It also gets you a leg up on your neighbor in getting the best products available. Fall herbicide: This is especially important if you have marestail control issues in the spring. Marestail emerges in the fall and the spring. Typically having fall emergence is the toughest to control in spring burndown. Now is the ideal time to get something scheduled. Also, don’t forget about your wheat! Fall Fertility: Now is a great time to apply fertilizer and this falls conditions are excellent. Heart of Missouri MFA proudly carries MicroEssentials SZ (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) as an option for your phosphate needs. MicroEssentials SZ is a premium product that guarantees even distribution of micronutrients and gives you two forms sulfur. Soil Sampling: With margins being tight, it is even more imperative to put your money where it is needed the most. Fields vary greatly in both productivity and fertility. There is not a better way to put your money where it is needed the most than by grid sampling. If you have any fields that need resampled or would like to add some fields to be sampled, now is a great time to have it done. If you have any questions or would like to get something scheduled, stop by your local Heart of Missouri MFA or give us a call.
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Nothing is a 100%! If you know me very well, you know I’m a very analytical person. I tend to think, rethink and sometimes over think most things. So when it came down to a herbicide program on my beans, I had a plan. I practice no-till on my farm and just started experimenting with cover crops. I knew marestail would be an issue on the farm and would have to control the cereal rye cover crop. I sprayed early with a good tank mix of products. Overall the field had been relatively weed free, but found some surviving marestail.
Did the program work? Most definitely? I most likely controlled 99% of the weeds in the field. Am I happy with my escapes? No, but I’m already thinking about improvements I can make next year. In our business, nothing is one hundred percent, but that’s not going to stop me from trying to get there. Brad