4R Approach is Just Good Agronomy

Cindy Zimmerman

Rick Klevze is the location manager at the GROWMARK FS Bloomsbury, New Jersey location and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Klevze, who has over 35 years of experience and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 1994, believes the 4R approach is a sensible way …

agronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, FS System, Growmark, Nitrogen

4R Approach is Personal to Ontario Crop Advisor

Cindy Zimmerman

For Chris Snip of Agris Co-operative in Ontario, Canada, the 4R approach to nutrient management is personal. Snip has been a Certified Crop Advisor for 16 years and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. “My family and I spend a lot of time in Lake Erie, …

agronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, FS System, Growmark

How @GROWMARK Award Winner Supports 4R Concept

Cindy Zimmerman

Jason Wesslund, area manager for the eastern half of Heritage FS in central Illinois, was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Wesslund supervises four agronomy locations and four energy territories and also leads education and training of sustainable best management practices at Heritage FS. Wesslund uses the …

Audio, FS System, Growmark, Nutrient Management, sustainability

Endure 4R Advocate Award Program from @GROWMARK

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has instituted a new award program to recognize the efforts of crop specialists who excel in engaging farmers by using sustainable, best-management practices. The GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award was just given to five crop specialists in the FS System for working with farmers to increase their use of the 4R approach; applying fertilizers at the right source, right …

agronomy, Audio, Award, FS System, Growmark, Nutrient Management

GROWMARK Recognizes Crop Specialists

Kelly Marshall

GROWMARK is recognizing the efforts of five crop specialists who have excelled at engaging farmers in using sustainable, best-management practices.  The GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award is given for working with farmers to increase their use of the 4R approach; applying fertilizers at the right source, right rate, right time and right place, and for encouraging growers to use a …

Agribusiness, Award, Conservation, Growmark, Nutrient Management

GROWMARK FS Crop Advisers Earn 4R Certification

Kelly Marshall

Sixteen GROWMARK and FS Certified Crop Specialists have passed rigorous exams and demonstrated experience advising farmers on crop production practices to receive their 4R Nutrient Management Specialist (NMS) certification.  The program, run through the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program, equips volunteers with knowledge and skills to manage nutrients in a sustainable manner.  Currently there are about 100 certified specialists in …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Growmark

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Cindy Zimmerman

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and just having satellite images so you can see what’s going on, that really is a tremendous value,” says Milby, GROWMARK’s executive director for …

Audio, FS System, Growmark, Nitrogen, sustainability

GROWMARK Offers Pest Guidance After Mild Winter

Kelly Marshall

While many people enjoyed this year’s mild winters, farmers struggled to enjoy the balmy break from freezing temperatures.  Instead growers have been more concerned with the affect the temperature will have had on insect pressure.  AgWired spoke with Tim Laatsch of GROWMARK to learn more about what could be in store this growing season. First, Laatsch points out, there are …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fungicides, Growmark, Insect Control, Insecticide

GROWMARK Leader in #Propane Use Expansion

Joanna Schroeder

Propane continues to expand into new areas from grain drying to new irrigation engines. To learn more about propane, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager, to get a handle on all things propane including its expanded use in agriculture. As the forth largest propane retailer in the country, they have quite a member …

Audio, Growmark, Irrigation, propane

GROWMARK Celebrates Ag Day on March 15

Kelly Marshall

National Ag Day will be celebrated next week on March 15.  GROWMARK and its FS and grain member companies will be sponsoring the day with local and national activities to recognize the importance of agriculture.  Some of the activities in include involvement with the state and federal legislative process, Agriculture in The Classroom, and ag literacy efforts. “Ag Day is …

Ag Day, Events, Growmark