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We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

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Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.


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Latest News

Scouting for Tar Spot

April 23, 2019 12:49 PM

Nathan Kleczewski, field crop pathologist at the University of Illinois states scouting for tar spot is critical, especially north of I-90 in IL where the disease was most severe. “If you are planting corn in a region that was hit hard by tar spot last season, your risk for disease is elevated compared to areas where disease was sparse or absent,” states Kleczewski. Mitigation tactics include planting corn after soybean or into tilled fields, scouting days/weeks approaching tasseling and applying fungicide if tar spot is observed prior to tasseling. Kleczewski also suggests scouting for grey leaf spot which was the most severe and widespread disease in corn last year. Read more here.

Steps to Terminating Cereal Rye Cover Crops

April 22, 2019 6:03 PM

Need a step-by-step approach to terminating cereal rye cover crop either 10-14 days before planting corn or right before? Practical Farmers of Iowa has got you covered! These steps could help prevent the “green bridge”, or pathways in which plant diseases can transfer from rye to corn. Find out more here.

Heaving found in Alfalfa Taproots

April 8, 2019 5:13 PM

Heaving in alfalfa taproots was recently observed in southern Indiana. Keith Johnson, forage specialist at Purdue University, states temperature swings could cause widespread damage and that growers, CCAs, agronomists, etc., should scout fields immediately for winter injury and heaving.

Heaving is characterized by freezing and thawing ground that pushes the plant crowns and upper taproots up, almost separating the crown from the taproot altogether. This can predispose the crop to disease, states Johnson. Read the full article here.

Clean Lakes Alliance Breakfast

April 1, 2019 4:29 PM

Join Clean Lakes Alliance at the annual Community Breakfast on Wednesday, May 8th at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall to hear from lake experts and community leaders about the state of the Yahara River Watershed lakes.

Clean Lakes Alliance Community Breakfast
Presented by Foley & Lardner LLP

Wednesday, May 8th; 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
$1,000 per table | $100 per seat
Government, nonprofit, educational, & student discounts available
Reserve your seat today!

This year, we’ll hear from Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole about water initiatives for Madison and the State of Wisconsin.