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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 […]

Product Shortages Continue / Importance of Proper Seed Handling

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Rob Fritz - rob.f@heftyseed.com

Intermittent product shortages continue at the terminals due to the early spring.  Barges are making it to the Twin Cities as planned, but planting is ahead of normal for this time of year, causing demand to be drastically higher.  Urea is priced insanely high, with no immediate relief in sight.  The high urea prices have caused 28% and 32% to go up in price, but supplies are great. Call us for more information at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.      

Equipment Tips by Mike Bemboom

Mike Bemboom - mike.bemboom@heftyseed.com

Importance of Proper Seed Handling

Handling your grain or seed is something that needs to be done, but moving it while causing as little damage as possible is the trick. Bean ladders can offer some help. Bean ladders installed on augers, conveyors, or in bins can reduce your handling losses and possibly germination losses, which is particularly important this year. They can also make handling your grain more quiet and less dusty by reducing the distance the grain must fall before contacting the next “rung” on the ladder. There are a few different styles to choose from, but all offer similar results.  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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