Agronomy Blog

Second Helpings: The importance of post-plant nutrients

Picture this: you’ve just finished a hearty meal, but you’re still hungry for more. You go back for seconds to get all the nutrients you need to feel satisfied. In many ways, side dressing nutrients for corn is like going back for seconds at the dinner table, providing a spoon feeding of a three course…
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Starting Strong with Starter Fertilizer

  Do you know how the weather will shake out this spring? We don’t either, but numerous research studies have shown average U.S. corn yields increase with the addition of a starter fertilizer. Here in the Midwest we are very used to seeing all four seasons in one week, sometimes in one day– as an…
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Prepare for Spring: Sampling, Mapping, Planning and More!

  Dr. Jake said it best: “Soil sampling is about tracking where you’re going,” regardless of when or how you sample. Soil sampling procedures look different from farm to farm, and even field to field. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you consider spring sampling: Timing Matters Consistency is key. Depending…
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Unlocking the Power of Zinc

  Getting the small things right can make a big difference—especially when it comes to crop nutrition.  Zinc needs for corn are relatively small, but given the right environment and nutrient blends, it can add significant yield benefits. Read on to learn more about this essential nutrient. The Importance of Zinc Zinc is an essential…
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Unlock the Next Level of Your Production

Looking for something to help make winter go by a little faster? How about taking a few hours to absorb the experience, knowledge and intellect of experts in the field – to get the most into and out of your fields.  Join the Liqui-Grow team of experts and some of our highly regarded colleagues in…
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2023: Year In Review

  As we bid farewell to 2023, we’re reflecting on the achievements, challenges and business success we’ve experienced as we work to bring you the highest quality service and products for your operation.  Major Achievement: Launching ExactStrip A major highlight of 2023 was doubling the number of acres we applied using ExactStrip, which was first…
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How to Get the Best Pricing for 2024 Crop Inputs

  The saying “the early bird gets the worm” is applicable to more than robins and blue jays. In fact, when it comes to crop protection inputs, if you’re not early you may not get a worm at all. As we gear up for our 2024 pre-pay season, we’d like to offer some key insights…
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What 2024 Tax Changes Could Mean for Your Operation

  Running a profitable farming venture requires more than reducing input costs and increasing yields. In today’s economy, you also have to manage taxes, payroll and countless other financial variables that dictate your bottom line. With December 31st knocking on our door, we want to provide our customers with some key insights regarding upcoming tax…
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A Researcher’s Reward: 2023 Research Plot Results

Our fall L.E.A.D. Academy webinar provided answers for a question on the top of many farmers’ minds this time of year—what worked well, and how can we improve for next season? Watch Dr. Jake’s overview of his 2023 research plot results here, or read on to learn more about his conclusions.