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Recent Posts

Lower Fertility Prices Likely Coming / Nozzle Selection

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Lower prices on the horizon? We are expecting fall fill prices to come out soon.  From all indicators, it looks like fertilizer will be lower and possibly much lower than last season.  […]

Beware Locking in 2017 Urea / GPS and Sprayer Boom Section Control

June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz I have been getting reports of people trying to lock in 2017 urea right now. It better be priced pretty low because we can get urea out of the Twin […]

Fertilizer Prices Continue Decline / Dig to Check Seeding When Planting

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices are heading down. Urea is now available in the Twin Cities for less than $260.00/ton. This puts dry N at a huge price advantage over liquid sources […]

Fertilizer Prices Continue Slight Declines / Harvest Safety on the Road

October 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Fertilizer Prices Continue Slight Declines / Harvest Safety on the Road

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices are heading down. Urea is now available in the Twin Cities for less than $260.00/ton. This puts dry N at a huge price advantage over liquid sources […]

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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