GROWMARK Launches Endure Program

Joanna Schroederagronomy, Bees, Growmark, Nutrient Management

GROWMARK’s Agronomy division has launched a new Pollinator Seed Program coined the Endure Advocate Program focused on entry-level and advanced nutrient management training programs. The secondary focus on the program is to support honeybees; GROWMARK is donating wildflower seed to many of its supply and grain members to plant and promote honeybee health. If all the FS and grain members … Read More

Keep MOM in Mind with Nutrient Management

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, Fertilizer, Growmark, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Mother’s Day was last month but Howard Brown tells farmers they should keep MOM in mind on the farm every day. “It’s all about MOM and if we embrace that philosophy, we’d all be better off,” says Dr. Brown, GROWMARK director of nutrient management and environmental stewardship. “Agriculture’s MOM is Minimizing environmental impact by Optimizing harvest yield and Maximizing input … Read More

Hick Chick Chat with GROWMARK at NAFB

Leah GuffeyAudio, Growmark, Hick Chick Chat, NAFB, Nutrient Management

At the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk I had a chance to visit with Dr. Howard Brown from GROWMARK about Nitrogen. Dr. Brown is probably the most passionate person I’ve ever met when it comes to nitrogen application and how to make it work for your growing season. Minimize, Optimize and Maximize (MOM) for higher yields and … Read More

Be Part of Nutrient Management Solution

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, Government, Growmark, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

This is the third of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK There are lots of good reasons to be proactive about nutrient management in agriculture, not the least of which is the threat of government regulation and litigation. “If we aren’t part of the solution, regulations and legislation will define agriculture and how we farm,” says … Read More

N-Watch Program Growing

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Growmark, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

This is the second of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK Two years ago, GROWMARK started a pilot program in the state of Illinois called N-Watch to help farmers determine the concentration, form and location of plant-available nitrogen. It started with about 45 sites in Illinois and it has grown quite a bit since then. “Right … Read More

GROWMARK FS Promotes N Management

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Farm Progress Show, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

The FS STAR Energy/GROWMARK tent was the place to be at Farm Progress Show to learn more about nitrogen management. I discussed that topic with GROWMARK western region agronomy marketing manager Nate Pierce, senior field sales agronomist John Grandin, and Chuck Webb with AGRILAND FS in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Pierce says FS started introducing nitrogen management as a system several years … Read More


Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, CTIC, Growmark

Kilgus Dairy in Fairbury, Illinois was the venue for the nutrient management portion of CTIC’s 2013 Conservation in Action Tour last week. This part of the tour was sponsored by GROWMARK, Inc., which is a strong promoter of the 4Rs – using the right nutrient source at the right time and right rate and in the right place. Nutrient management … Read More

The 4Rs are All Right

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Growmark, Nutrient Management, Planting

Everything is right about the 4Rs of nutrient management – the right source, the right rate, the right time, and the right place for applying nutrients in the field. “It actually drives a farmer to look more at a systems approach to nutrient management rather than just making an application and moving to the next step,” said Dr. Howard Brown, … Read More

GROWMARK Excited About N-Watch

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, Growmark, Nutrient Management, Video

If farmers could determine the concentration, form and location of plant-available nitrogen, deciding when and where and how much to apply would be that much easier. That’s the goal of N-Watch, which started this year as a small scale, pilot program by GROWMARK in partnership with FS Member Cooperatives. The objectives of the program are to quantify the form of … Read More

GROWMARK Sees United Effort for Conservation as Refreshing

John DavisAudio, Conservation, CTIC, Growmark

The recent Indian Creek Watershed Project Field Tour brought varied groups together for a common goal: conserving resources. During the tour, Chuck talked with one of our good friends from GROWMARK, Howard Brown, manager of agronomy services, who was glad to see those with different backgrounds coming together like this. “It’s not about selling one thing or promoting one idea. … Read More