Friday, October 31, 2014

Protecting Your 2014 Seed Investment Starts Now!

After a late harvest and some lower than expected acres of anhydrous and fall herbicide applications, a lot of our 2014 planting and seed decisions are still looming in our minds. As a partner to our clients, Asmus Farm Supply would like to offer some of the following tips for preparation for the 2014 planting […]

AFS Customers and Minnesota Corn Impact

Technology is a tool we love at Asmus Farm Supply, Inc. Whether it’s data intake programs, or tracking software for chemical tanks, or measuring the efficacy of crops in the areas we serve. Any new technology is something we LOVE to share. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has developed a spectacular new map highlighting […]

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 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 […]

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