Liquid 28% Price Increase Expected/GPS Guidance and Autosteer

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Rob Fritz

An increase of price is expected for liquid 28% and should be coming any day. Dry product pricing remains flat with no news of any changes. Supplies are still good but are expected to be tight for fall application.

We are still unable to price any 10-34-0 and have no idea when we will see it priced.

Call me at 1-800-274-3389.

Click here to send Rob an e-mail.

Equipment Tips by Mike Bemboom

GPS Guidance and Autosteer

Adding GPS Guidance or Autosteer to your equipment will help you save money by eliminating skips and overlaps, making you more efficient. It will help make the many passes you will make this fall in your fields easier on you and your operators by reducing fatigue and letting you focus on the implement you’re pulling. GPS Guidance and Autosteer are also available for combines. Guidance will help you with finding guess rows, and Autosteer will let you concentrate on the crop going into the combine head.

Please call me at our Baltic office (1-800-274-3389), and we can discuss pricing and availability.

Click here to send Mike an e-mail.

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Tile Availability/Fertilizer Prices Remain Steady

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices have remained steady for the past week.  We expect small increases to come within the next week or two on both dry and liquid fertilizers. We are still unable to price any 10-34-0 and have no idea when we will see it priced. Call me at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.

Equipment Tips by Jim Goodale

Tile Availability

Once again, it seems that drain tile is going to be difficult to buy this fall if you don’t have it already. I have been working very hard for the last few weeks trying to find a reliable source, and we have been able to secure a limited supply of drain tile for this fall. Please call me at our Baltic office (1-800-274-3389), and we can discuss pricing and availability. Click here to send Jim an e-mail. [table “1” not found /]
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New Tank Regulations – How to Read a UN Label/Fall Fertilizer Prices on the Rise

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Rob Fritz We are seeing pricing for all products climb steadily as we go into the fall season. This trend will likely continue up to the winter months; after that, we will watch the market. If commodities continue to be high, expect fertilizer to follow. We are still unable to price any 10-34-0 and have no idea when we will see it priced. Call me at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.

Equipment Tips by Jim Goodale

How to Read a UN Label

Over the last month, I have shown you what to look for on your chemical mini bulk tank to know if it will be approved under the new regulations. The last item I want to explain to you is the UN label (Figure 1). The UN label is a marking or decal on the tank that gives valuable information about when the tank was manufactured and what standards it was tested for. Most Ag chemicals only require a lower level Package Group III tank. Only a very few products require a Group I or Group II tank. The most important item to look at on the UN label is the date on the last leak proof test. Any tank that is going to be used for hazardous products is required to be leak proof tested every 2 ½ years. A leak proof test is done by pumping air into the tank to a specific pressure (this pressure is based on the package group of the tank). If the tank can hold that pressure for one minute without leaking, then that tank can be recertified for another 2 ½ years. Leak proof tests should only be performed by certified manufacturers and reconditioners. Give us a call at 1-800-274-3389 if you have any questions. Click here to send Jim an e-mail. [table “1” not found /]
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