More Fertilizer Supply Delays / Spring Planter Prep

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

We are just beginning to see a few tons of fertilizer hit the terminals in the Twin Cities as the river is finally starting to de-ice.  Rail delays mean all of the potash supply is currently unavailable in all of the local terminals. Supply of 10-34-0 is also short as rail issues have delayed green acid deliveries.  I predict this trend to continue through planting season. Call us for more information at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.      

Equipment Tips by Mike Bemboom

Spring Planter Prep

Planters are a very important part of any farming operation.  Make sure your row units are ready to give your seed the best chance it can get.  Check your disc openers, residue managers, packer wheels and closing wheels for wear. Also, check all of the bearings on each of those items. You should additionally check your metering system for wear: mechanical fingers, seed brushes, corn and bean discs, seed tubes and drive system all need to be inspected.  Anything you can repair now will save valuable time while you need to be planting. Give me a call at 1-800-274-3389 if you have any questions. Click here to send Mike an e-mail.   [table “1” not found /]
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Dry Fertilizer Supply Prospects Improve / Be Ready for Spring Tiling

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Dry fertilizer can be purchased currently for river open pickup.  River terminals are expected to be open by April 25.  We may see daily tonnage limits until more supply arrives from downriver. Call us for more information at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.      

Equipment Tips by Mike Bemboom

Be Ready for Spring Tiling

Temperatures keep going up and then right back down; but sooner or later, it will have to warm up and stay warm. Be ready for it.  Make sure you have the drain tile sizes, connectors, tees, plugs, etc. you need for this spring if you have tiling projects to get done.  Also, make sure your paperwork is in order and complete. Give me a call at 1-800-274-3389 if you have any questions. Click here to send Mike an e-mail.   [table “1” not found /]
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