Monday, March 2, 2015

Agronomy Update- Cover Crops

This week’s Agronomy Update has been published! Watch Bil Schrader, Agronomist from Asmus Farm Supply in Rake, highlight the benefits of this farming practice, as well as share some helpful tips! Interested in watching the entire video from the Cover Crop Meeting on January 27th? Click on the link provided in the information section of […]

Agronomy Update- Neonic Seed Treatments

Greetings, and welcome to the AFS Agronomy Update! Every other week until spring planting, we will be releasing a video to our customers full of relevant agronomy information. This week’s video will cover the following topic: Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments and Pollinator Health Common Questions of the Week: “Why are neonic seed treatments under scrutiny from various groups and […]

Agronomy Update: Episode 1:2

Greetings, and welcome to the second AFS Agronomy Update! Every other week until spring planting, we will be releasing a video to our customers full of relevant agronomy information. This week’s video will cover the following topic: Winter Corn Rootworm Survival and Mortality Common Questions of the Week: “If my soil gets cold enough, will corn rootworm larvae die?” “It’s been […]

Join us at our Cover Crop Meeting!

Cover Crop Information Meeting  When: January 27th, 2015 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Where: Asmus Farm Supply- Rake 50245 40th Ave Rake, IA 50465 Lunch Provided      Next week on January 27th, Asmus Farm Supply in Rake, IA will be hosting an informational meeting on Cover Crops for our growers, starting at 11:00 a.m. Asmus Farm Supply is […]

First Agronomy Update

Greetings! Every other week outside of the growing season, Asmus Farm Supply will be producing a short video on the most talked about agronomic topics of the week. This week, we will be discussing the following:   Prepay Information Financing Information Rebate Information Common Questions of the Past Week: “With margins narrowing this year, is […]

Benefits of Strip-Tilling Cover Crops

Strip-tilling has become a great tool to both protect and nourish crop soil during harsh winter months. Instead of doing intensive tilling, which dries the soil more quickly and leads to greater erosion dangers, strip-tilling cuts down the cellulose-rich cover crop and provides a nourishing cover.  Turning over the soil in strips also warms the […]

Get Ready to Hunker Down For a Harsh Winter

October 16, 2013 by  
Filed under AFS News & Updates

Whether you rely on the Farmers’ Almanac or the Old Farmer’s Almanac, predictions for the winter of 2013-2014 are equally daunting – get ready for cold and lots of SNOW. Two years’ worth of drought conditions could come to an end this winter with the forecast of above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures.  This winter should […]

AFS Expanding Services With Plant Nutrition Blending Facility

September 27, 2013 by  
Filed under AFS News & Updates

In another innovative step forward, the Asmus Farm Supply, Rake, Iowa facility has ventured into offering custom nutrition blending to its clients. Nutrition Blending will offer the best possible customization for fertilizers and chemical applications unique to the AFS customer base, allowing a one-stop-solution for their chemical needs. Harlan Asmus was asked about the development […]

Crop Treatments for Optimal Yield

With a rough start to the growing season behind us, now is the time to give your best looking crops everything they need to produce the best yield possible.  Let Asmus Farm Supply, Inc. guide you in the right direction. Iowa crops received plenty of rain during planting and in the early stages of growth, putting […]

Preventative Planting & Cover Crops

What a challenging planting season!   With a drastic change in our weather pattern we have switched from wishing for more rain last summer to wishing it would stop this spring.   Many growers are facing a multitude of difficult management decisions.   Spray application windows have been delayed or missed.  Tillage has been less than ideal, and […]

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