Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kixor® Herbicide Technology From BASF

BASF has a great new line of herbicides powered by Kixor®, designed to be powerful across a wide range of weeds, soils and crops in a variety of environments. This family of products consists of: Verdict™ – preemergence broadleaf weed herbicide used for both corn and soybeans Optill® – burndown and residual weed control to […]

Asmus Farm Supply Featured in Crop Life

Fifty years ago, Harvey Asmus founded Asmus Farm Supply to foster better farming practices and to help local growers have a resource to stay up-to-date with changing technology and best practices.  From the time that Harvey did business out of his car, AFS has been focused on sharing knowledge as well as providing the best […]

Changes Made in Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licenses

Commercial, public and private pesticide applicators have had the option of paying fees for one-year or three-year certification, but the Iowa Legislature recently passed Iowa Code changes that do away with the one-year certification choice. Effective July 1, 2012, all individual pesticide applicator certification will require fees to cover three years and commercial pesticide applicator […]

North Iowa FFA Helps Asmus With Research Project

Several members of the North Iowa FFA chapter, with their FFA advisor Rick Meyer, visited Asmus Farm Supply to assist Amy Asmus with an Iowa State University research project. Amy Asmus, with the help of Pat Kahler and Corey Williams, is working with Darren Mueller and Adam Sisson at ISU to determine the effectiveness and […]

Iowa Drought Conditions Worst in 24 Years

Rainfall in Iowa was less than half the normal amount for May and June, causing the worst drought conditions in 24 years.  And with the intense high temperatures of the last week, evaporation rates are about 25 to 30 percent higher than usual, causing even more dire circumstances than brought about by the dry winter […]

Midwest Crop Prices On The Rise

While most metals, stocks and energy commodities were on the down slide on Wall Street, pricing for wheat, corn and soybeans inched up as much as 5 percent last week, according to CBSNews.com. A hot, dry summer looms ahead for most farmers, especially those in the Midwest, despite a recent bout of rain last Wednesday.  […]

Emerging Corn Good, But Not Safe Yet

Farmers this first week of June are feeling pretty good about their crops, with nearly all of the soybean crops in the ground and most of the corn emerging, according to Agriculture.com.  But that doesn’t mean they’re out of the woods yet. While crop conditions are looking good on the surface, there is still an […]

Amy Asmus Featured in Crops & Soils Magazine

The May/June edition of Crops & Soils Magazine features the expertise and experience of Asmus Farm Supply’s very own Amy Asmus. As a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), Amy is a big proponent of learning partnerships between businesses and universities and she was quoted several times for the article “Securing the Future of Agronomy with Public-Private […]

White Mold Threatens Soybeans in 2012

While this past winter proved to be very mild and rather dry, the spring has brought with it plenty of rain to make up for winter’s lack.  While farmers were able to plant early this year, emerging soybean crops are particularly vulnerable to White Mold in 2012. When soybean plants start to bloom, typically in […]

Burn Down Application Tips

With the mild winter and early spring, farmers are already seeing high weed pressure.  Stubborn, fast-spreading weeds such as Lambsquarter and Giant Ragweed are making an appearance, and field cultivators may not be able to uproot the weeds that have grown to substantial size.  In this case, burndown chemical applications may be unavoidable to achieve […]

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