Agronomy

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There are two ways to grow an agricultural cooperative: merge with another co-op, or earn more business in each community we serve by exceeding customer expectations. With a combined agronomy team that is now 25 members strong, Ag Partners intends to do everything we can to earn and keep your business.

Our part of Kansas has long been known for its progressive corn and soybean growers. From soil testing and yield mapping to variable rate fertilizer applications and precision farming, many of our growers are at the leading edge of sustainable farming practices that maximize profits while protecting our precious soil and water resources.

It's time to farm smarter

AgCESS is Ag Partner’s grower-focused brand designed to give growers access to the latest decision-making tools to create success through new innovations. 

 

The name itself implies a couple of different meanings. Combining the words “ag” and “success” gives us the first layer of meaning: ag (or farming) success. But AgCESS also sounds a lot like another important word in farming today: access—access to data that helps all corn and soybean growers make better decisions.

Better decisions about what? Well, just about everything. By aggregating data from hundreds of growers in this region, our agronomists know which corn hybrids and soybean varieties perform best on what kinds of soils. They’ve seen which tillage systems and fertilizer application practices offer the best return on investment. They know whether products like corn fungicides or soybean aphid control will pay for themselves in a normal year.

And what does this all mean to you? It means that with AgCESS you can be sure you are making the most informed decision for your operation. 

The AgCESS Process

Identify the Opportunity 
There are many variables to manage while farming. We have the tools to help you identify problems and correct them before they influence your yield. 
Develop a Plan 
After we pinpoint the issue we can develop a plan to correct the problem. If it calls for a variable rate application or an application of a crop nutrition product, we can make a plan to maximize your investment. 
Execute 
We have access to state of the art equipment to place products with precision. We also have a team of experts to help set up your own equipment and confirm that everything is working correctly. 
Analyze Results 
After harvest, we will have an AgCESS Report Card that will provide results in an easy to understand format and help us make more informed decisions for next year. 

Climate

Climate FieldView Plus 
Climate Fieldview’s goal is to put all your data in one place. Through the Cab App, you can collect weather, planting, spraying, harvest, and fertilizer as-applied data all in one place then break the data down into useable information in the Fieldview App. We can also upload all your grid sampling data to give you additional insights into your fields. 

Climate FieldView Pro 
With all that data you’ve collected over the years, now you have a tool at your disposal to compile your yield and soil data into variable rate planting and anhydrous maps. 

Climate also has research-backed calculations tracking your nitrogen in your soil so you don’t over apply or under apply your fertilizer. 

R7® Tool

Field Monitoring Tool 
FMT Satellites collect data 4-7 times a week and compares your field`s NDVI mass to other fields planted within the same maturity and planting window. Then it provides a report of fields trending up or down and gives us an early warning to nutrient deficiencies, diseases, or insect pressure. 

Profit Mapper 
The R7® Tool Profitability Map connects input costs and yield potential map data to determine ROI at an acre level. We can assign variable costs to a Rx map and overlay that with harvest data. Areas found to be less profitable provide an opportunity to better align input investments with yield potential the following year.

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Agronomy Services

Our list of agronomy services at Ag Partners is extensive, and includes the following:

 

Custom Fertilizer & Chemical Application

 

Soil Sampling

 

Yield Mapping

 

Precision Farming Services & Advice

 

Hybrid Selection

 

Field Scouting

 

Insect & Disease Identification

 

Seed Treatment Products & Recommendations

 

Plant Tissue Sampling

Seed Insights

Let’s face it: choosing the right corn hybrids and soybean varieties for your operation is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Prices for corn hybrids with stacked traits have gone through the roof, and you may be paying for traits you don’t even need. It’s too much for most farmers to keep up with, but part of the job for our professional seedsmen and agronomists.

We work with both national and local seed suppliers with access to the best genetics in the industry. We can help you choose which products are likely to work best under your specific growing conditions—including light or heavy soil, well-drained or gumbo, the likelihood of disease or insect pressure in a typical year, and so on. We’ll also pay close attention to the prices you pay…there’s no use spending $300 a bag on seed corn for land that isn’t likely to yield more than 120 bushels an acre.

Ag Partners Agronomy Team

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