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Farm tours to feature a variety of AER products

Here’s a chance to see a few farms with strong fertility programs using some of our products including, Myco Seed Treat®, SP-1™, starters, foliar applications, in-furrow, and side-dress. At AgriEnergy Resources, we believe there’s still another opportunity to turn a good crop into a great crop. Join us from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 on several farm tours in Ohio, hosted by John Daniel Schlabach of JDS Seeds. We will visit 6 farms and learn what others have done to manage their crops. One of our agronomists, Gary Campbell, will be there all day discussing how late-season foliars can complement a strong early season program. He will be joining speakers John Daniel Schlabach, Kevin Fowler of Fowler Seed Marketing, and participating farmers. It should be a great day to get your questions answered while learning from some of the best. The following farms are participating:

Darry Neuenschwander and Sons – 8:00 a.m. at 2887 West Lebanon Road South, Dalton, Ohio. Darry and his sons have a conventional dairy and grow corn, alfalfa, and soybeans. They plant non-GMO corn for silage and grain. They applied SP-1™ with 28% nitrogen at planting and are having an excellent crop year so far.

Scott Stoler

Guests will get the opportunity to visit farms such as this one operated by Scott Stoller, which will wrap up the day’s tours. 

Woodlynn Acres Farm – 9:00 a.m. at 647 South Kurzen Road, Dalton, Ohio. Fred and Scott Myers farm about 3,000 acres with about 1,200 acres in hay production. Last year they transitioned 1,000 acres to organic production, plus had 60 acres of certified organic corn and 200 acres of certified organic hay. This year they are transitioning an additional 1000 acres. They have used AgriEnergy corn starter and applied foliar fertilizer to their hay, corn, and small grains. They will be showing the modern equipment and technology they use to get the job done.

Venture Heritage Farm – 10:15 a.m. at 13777 Arnold Road, Dalton, Ohio. Jon is farming on Steve Steiner’s farm. We’ll look at his organic no-till corn planted into hairy vetch, along with his vegetables and small scale equipment.

Ervin Miller, Jr. Farm – 10:45 a.m. at 4347 Welty Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Ervin and his family grow organic corn, soybeans, hay, and pasture. He has been using AgriEnergy products for several years and has been using 4010 forage peas as a spring slowdown crop with excellent results. He uses a variety of tools for weed control and bought a new Multivator (in the row rototiller).

Jake’s Restaurant – 12:00 p.m. at 6655 East Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio. Join us for lunch at Jake’s.

Trent Troyer Farm – 12:45 p.m. at 5537 South Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Trent Troyer is growing organic corn, hay, and soybeans and has been using AgriEnergy products for six years. He has 5 broiler houses where he sells and spreads broiler manure. See how he utilizes broiler manure and foliar application on his farm.

Greenfield Farms Cooperative – 1:45 p.m. at 6464 Fredricksburg Road, Wooster, Ohio. Tour Greenfield Farms’ dry fertilizer mixing plant and their warehouse distribution center. See local produce being brought in and prepared for shipment to area retailers.

David Colvin Farm – 3:00 p.m. at 9135 Geyers Chapel Road, Creston, Ohio. David and his family are members of Organic Valley and have an organic dairy, and also grow corn silage, alfalfa, and pasture. They are using AgriEnergy starter and foliar programs on their farm.

Stoller Organic Farm – 4:00 p.m. at 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. Scott and his family are Organic Valley members and grow organic corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, and pasture. Scott uses a variety of tools for weed control and was one of the first farmers in the area to use AgriEnergy products. He also built a new milking parlor and expanded his herd. This year he has a large organic corn variety plot, a soybean plot, and a fertility plot for AgriEnergy.

There is no need to RSVP for any of the farm tours; just show up and attend as many as you prefer. Feel free to stay the whole day or enjoy only a handful of tours.

For more information call John Daniel Schlabach at 330-465-1794.

ALSO, if you’re in the Evansville, Wisconsin area on August 3, be sure to visit us at the Doudlah Farms Organic Field Day from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.at the Cooksville Community Center, 11204 N. Church Street, Cooksville, Wisconsin. Organic Farmer Mark Doudlah will be showing some of his farming practices that include several of our products. Call him at 608-490-0926 or mark.r.doudlah@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

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New “Pieces” for Plant Protection

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-4-39-42-pmBy now, most of you know Dr. Tony Adesemoye, a Plant Pathology Extension Specialist for University of Nebraska, will be sharing some of his research regarding plant protection at our upcoming seminar next week. We are so excited he’ll be joining us, as his research backs up some of the concepts we’ve been promoting for years. So, we thought you may want to know how he fits into the “puzzle.”

What if I told you there are key “pieces” that can help growers reach their goals?

Dr. Tony Adesemoye has spent his career looking at which soil organisms, and which groupings of organisms, have the greatest potential to help farmers become more profitable. Through comprehensive study methods, he is currently screening and cataloging rhizosphere organisms. When applied to corn and soybeans, these organisms combat below-ground, yield-threatening attacks.

Dr. Adesemoye has identified and trialed many of these key pieces and will be sharing information you may want to know at our 1-day seminar.

Our 1-day seminar, “Solving the Farm Profit Puzzle: Biologicals are a Key Piece,” will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Wise Guys Grill, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356. There are a few seats still open. Call today to reserve your spot 815.872.1190 or email info@agrienergy.net.

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Weather Wednesday 11/9/16

The weather here in Bureau County, Illinois continues to be absolutely gorgeous! Even for November. Blue skies and sunshine make for a happy husband! Some guys are finishing up with harvest while others are starting field work around these parts.

Here’s a look at what our guys have been seeing in the field:

Galen Nissley (Honeyville): It’s been on the wet side here in Northern Indiana. Harvest is about done and some guys are working ground. We are predicted to be down to 28 degrees by Friday.

Eric Johnston: Harvest season is winding down for most farmers here in North Central Illinois. Some have finished, while others have been making good progress with the nice weather we’ve had. The nice weather has also been ideal for growers to apply Residuce®.

Tom Adams (Maraseed Inc.): Our weather has been very unseasonably warm with good rains in New York; supposed to get colder this weekend. Corn is pretty much done, a few fields around that are still standing. But for the most part, they are finished. Cover crops are in and up. Saw some 5th cutting being chopped yesterday, which is pretty unusual for that to happen. All in all, we have enjoyed a beautiful fall, with good crops in spite of our very dry and hot summer.

We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Want to learn more? Join us in Omaha, Nebraska on November 29 as we kick off a series of winter meetings. We’ll discuss topics such as cover crops, weed control, and fertility inputs. Plus tour Midwest Laboratories. The meeting will be held from 9am-5pm at Midwest Laboratories, 13611 B St., Omaha, NE 68144. Kindly respond by November 21 by calling 815.872.1190 or info@agrienergy.net.

 

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Weather Wednesday 10/26/16

Harvest continues to roll along here in Bureau County. There’s light at the end of the tunnel! If the weather cooperates throughout the next week, most guys should be nearing the end.

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Gary Campbell: Much of Western Ohio received 2 inches of rain last Thursday, so just getting rolling again. Corn yields are in the 170-200 bushel range, and beans 50-70, depending on severity of the summer drought and August storm damage. Still waiting on double-crop beans to mature, but most should do well. The warm temps and moisture has been perfect for Residuce® applications, residue recycling and cover crops are off to a great start!

Mike Wyatt: We are having ideal weather for fall harvest in Nebraska. Day time temps are in the upper 60’s and the nights are in the low 30’s. No rain and no rain forecasted. Harvest for the remaining fall crops is progressing rapidly. Dry land corn yields cover a range from 80 to 130 bushel per acre. Irrigated corn yields are 200 to 250 bushel per acre. Popcorn yielding around 5500 lbs per acre. Sugar beets are close to 40 tons per acre, no report on sugar content.

Galen Nissley (Honeyville): Most farmers have switched to beans in Northern Indiana. We have a lot of heavy soil in this area, so moisture has been an issue. The temperature has been in the 40’s and today is cold, rainy, and windy. We have a couple nicer days predicted so farmers will be able to continue with harvest.

Tom Adams (Maraseed Inc.): The weather is very cool in New York, 40’s and 50’s. We got 1.5 inches of rain last week, which was much needed. Some guys are starting to combine corn and soybeans. Silage and hay is done. It’ll be a couple weeks before harvest is done.

Eric Johnston: Farmers made progress getting the crops harvested in North Central Illinois this past week. A customer’s soybeans made over 90 bushels/acre. He said he had never seen the yield monitor go above 100 so many times harvesting soybeans. Our Residuce® and some of our foliar products were applied on that particular field.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Weather Wednesday 10/19/16

The unusual warm weather for this time of year has harvest clipping right along. It got up into the 80’s this week with very little moisture. At this rate, guys will have enough time to apply Residuce® to shoot for higher yields next year.

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Mike Wyatt: We are having beautiful fall weather in Nebraska. Day time highs in the 70’s, nights in the low 30’s. No precipitation. Harvest is in a pause due to wet corn, should get started again in about a week.

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The hay crop in Montana is literally under water.

Ken Musselman: There’s too much rain in North Central Montana. It’s too wet to pick up hay bales, spray fallow ground, or pick up rocks.

Gary Campbell: Harvest is progressing quickly in Michigan and Ohio, with highly variable yields caused by the dry summer. Edible bean harvest has been a challenge in Wisconsin, with spotty showers plus warm temps keeping plants (and weeds) green and moist. A farmer in Southeast Minnesota reports good yields despite the excessive rains & flooding in September.

Ray Roettger: It’s sunny and in the high 60’s in Northern Indiana, however it looks like rain tomorrow. In Southern Indiana, the temperature got up in the high 80’s. There was a light shower this morning, but harvest is moving along great.

Eric Johnston: Harvest is progressing rapidly here in Northern Illinois. With ideal weather the past few days, a lot of beans have been harvested. It’s been a bit of a struggle, for some guys, though, because of wind damage. Looks like we are set for nice weather to continue this week.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Weather Wednesday 10/12/16

It’s been pretty good harvest weather around here this past week. The weekend was absolutely beautiful. Sunny with a light breeze; blue skies. What the hubby calls a perfect fall day! Especially for picking corn!

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Eric Johnston: Around North Central Illinois we received around an inch of rain last Thursday that kept guys out of the fields for a few days but its been full steam ahead with harvest since then. The temps have been in the high 60’s to 70 degrees during the day to 40 to 50 degrees during the night.

Ken Musselman: Several days of fair weather has allowed for corn and soybean harvest to progress over large areas of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Dry edible bean harvest has been a challenge for many due to narrow harvest windows. Late season growth due to excessive late summer rains has caused additional challenges due to immature green beans being on the same plant as dry beans.

Gary Campbell: Drier weather for the past week has enabled harvest to get rolling in Central Wisconsin, Michigan and Northern Ohio. In the areas that were deluged with water in September, a more normal October has helped hay and corn silage get wrapped up with grain harvest just beginning. Hopefully a few showers this week won’t slow things down too much!

Mike Wyatt: Temperatures in Nebraska are in the low 60’s during the day, nights are in the low 30’s and upper 20’s. Occasional rain showers, not much to measure. Irrigated corn is starting to be harvested, no yield reports at this time.

Ray Roettger: In Southern  Indiana, the highs have been in the low 80’s and dry; great harvest weather. In Northern Indiana, the highs have been in the upper 70’s and dry allowing harvest to move ahead at a good pace. New York is mostly dry and cool with highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Weather Wednesday 10/5/16

Harvest has been rolling along pretty smooth these last few days. The weekend was a bit wet and drizzly, but not quite enough rain to totally stop some guys. There’s some rain in the forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow, which could slow some guys so we’ll see what happens.

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Mike Wyatt: Fall weather, what can I say. Day time temps around 70, nights down to the low thirties. Tonight will get down to 32 due to a front moving through. No rainfall as of yet, it did rain to the east of us about 50 miles. The wheat emergence is spotty due to the lack of moisture. Seven day forecast is more of the same in Nebraska.

Ray Roettger: The weather in Southern Indiana is great for harvest – adequate moisture  and plenty of sunshine. Northern Indiana is wet, a lot of rainy days in a row. Better days are on the way. Harvest will soon resume.

Tom Adams: Temps have been very mild in New York. Not much rain, though that may change this weekend. We have had two light frosts, but it didn’t kill anything. A lot of 3rd & 4th cutting being put up. Corn chopping is well under way, although in some areas the corn is still quite green. Leaves are turning color. All in all we have had a real nice beginning of fall season.

Gary Campbell: Drier weather this past week has allowed harvest to get started in Wisconsin and Michigan, although rain this week may slow things down. The forecast in the Wausau area calls for low temps in the 30’s next weekend, so frost is a concern where the crop is still maturing. Growers in Northwest Ohio say the corn yields are down due to dry conditions most of the summer.

Ken Musselman: A new round of overnight rain showers in Iowa has delayed harvest again. Some areas in North Central Iowa have not dried out enough from rains last week to resume harvest. Locally (in Bureau County, Illinois), a lot of corn has been harvested and some soybeans were harvested yesterday.

Eric Johnston: Harvest is in full steam ahead mode here in North Central Illinois. A lot of corn has been picked. The weather has been decent for harvest the past week. I know some farmers who would’ve liked to have been picking beans, but they’ve been tough to get because it’s been too humid and overcast most of the time. There is a chance of rain today so we’ll see how much moisture we get.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Next Year starts NOW!

I’m sure many of you are reading this in the combine. And that’s okay! What you do this fall “sets the table” for success in 2017, and we can help you set the table with both products and discounts!

15% Cash Discount* on all Dramm Fish products
10% Cash Discount* on all other AgriEnergy products**

With years and years of experience, we can help you figure out several timely issues on your farm:

  • Residue Management
  • Fall Seeding
  • Fertility for Fall Crops
  • Cover Crops
  • Preparing Forages and other Perennials for dormancy
  • Soil Testing

And, be sure to ask us specifically about the benefits of our biologicals in the fall:

  • Residuce®
  • SP-1™
  • Myco Seed Treat®

There’s still time to set the table for 2017! 

*Cash Discount applies to product delivered by November 1, and paid for within 10 days of invoice receipt
**Discount does NOT apply to commodities or pesticides

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Harvest is underway

This picture.

harvest-2016

This picture illuminates everything I love about fall. My farmer. My dog. Fresh picked butternut squash. Corn ready to be picked. Crisp weather. I could go on, but I won’t bore you with every single little detail we love about fall 😉

In a perfect world, this picture is what every farm family looks like the night before harvest. One last family dinner followed by some time of just being together before all the craziness starts. This picture illuminates the excitement of another bountiful crop. I mean even Molly (our dog) is smiling!

And so it begins. Harvest 2016.

From our farm family to yours, we wish you a very safe and bountiful harvest season!

 

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Biological Farming Seminar: Field & Plant Tours

We are so excited to show off some of the most fertile fields in Bureau County, Illinois in just EIGHT days. Eight days, my friends, is all that’s standing between you and a wonderfully, guided tour of our crop land. See our new products shine with your own eyes at our upcoming field day!

We’ll show you how we grew more productive soybean plants pictured below. The stripped plants are showing the treated set (right) produced 48% more branches and 27% more productive nodes than the untreated counterpart.

bare soybean plants cropped 2

We’ll also show you how to get more foliage, uniformity, and bigger stems on corn plants. Which set can support the most 600+ kernel ears?

Corn Plant Side-by-Side Comparison

There will be soil pits at each location with presentations on soil health and field observations made throughout the growing season.

Following the conclusion of the field tours at 5:00pm, there will be an optional tour of our plant so you can see how we do things.

Our Biological Farming Seminar & Field Day is scheduled from 9:00am-5:00pm Thursday, September 8 at Wise Guys Bar & Grill, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton, Illinois. Today is the LAST DAY to RSVP. Call 815-872-1190 or email info@agrienergy.net. A complimentary lunch will be provided for those with advanced registration. For more information, click here.

Tune in tomorrow as we briefly cover everything that will be on the seminar agenda!

 

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