Sunday, January 25, 2015

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 […]

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 […]

Adjusting Your Planter for Dry Soil

Many areas of Iowa have received some late-winter precipitation, but dry soil is still a worry for the farming community.  There are several factors that will determine the optimal corn seeding depth this spring, such as whether the area has received decent precipitation or if tillage allows a lot of surface drying.  How do you […]

Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Agricultural pests, such as waterhemp and other persistent weeds, can become resistant to the herbicides growers use in their fields.  By using one or more similar herbicides over a number of years, these weeds adapt and change until they are no longer affected by normally effective control attempts. Group 2 herbicides are a good example […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  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 […]

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