Wednesday, January 28, 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 […]

Field Preparation – Beating Frost To The Punch

From pre-planting to weed control and on to harvest, we at Asmus Farm Supply try to be as informative and helpful as we can be to assure your crops’ success. With the approaching fall and winter (predicted to be colder and wetter this year) we decided to research some solutions for frost updates and GDU […]

New Pyroxasulfone Herbicides

August 27, 2013 by  
Filed under 2013 Programs, Field Updates

Recent registrations for new products containing the active ingredient pyroxasulfone will offer longer residual control of tough weeds in corn and soybean fields.  The market has been anxiously awaiting the approval of pyroxasulfone in row crops.  This long chain fatty acid compound will have the capability of offering up to ten weeks residual control under […]

Scout Your Fields for Rootworm Damage

Now is the time to scout out rootworm damage in your corn fields to head off a disastrous economic result. Because the late-spring snow and cold gave farmers a delayed start in planting, many pests are also showing up later in Iowa crops. Rootworm larvae were becoming apparent in crops at the beginning of August, […]

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 […]

Drought or Flood – A Challenging Spring for Iowa Growers

The farming challenges of last year may not be over, but might have simply changed direction. The April 4, 2013 water report from the DNR had the majority of Iowa still in drought conditions, with only a bit of southeast Iowa listed as “normal.”  Since that report, however, much of Iowa has seen well over […]

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