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December 16, 2020
A significant amount of effort goes into keeping your horses toasty in their stalls when the weather turns colder, but sometimes that can negatively impact respiratory health. Check out tips for improving winter respiratory health for your horses.

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December 16, 2020
Insight FS is booking 2021 plastics, twines and inoculant now to prepare for all your needs in 2021. Booking your products assures that you are getting the best price and your needs are met next year as shortages can possibly occur as one manufacture closed this past year.
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December 16, 2020
Here is a checklist that can help ensure a successful transition program. The transition phase constitutes a vital and very complex management challenge. Here is a simple three segmented checklist you can use.
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December 16, 2020
If our dairy calves are managed well, we can minimize health incidents, maintain growth rates, and ultimately optimize profitability in your herd.In harsh Wisconsin winters, this becomes difficult for most farms.
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December 15, 2020
One of the beauties of animal agriculture and feeding ruminants is their ability to digest forage. The role forage plays in feeding livestock is critical. It’s the lifeblood of our livestock operations. As a nutritionist there’s not a day when the forage on an operation isn’t forefront of my mind. We constantly measure, adjust, remeasure, and readjust rations to accommodate both our forage inventories and our forage quality. As farmers strive to produce what they need, my approach has always been “why buy it if we can produce it?”
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November 16, 2020
The most destructive corn pest in the United States is corn rootworm. It costs growers more than $1 billion annually in reduced grain yield and control measures. Corn rootworm eggs are laid the previous year and overwinter in the soil. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) surveys beetle counts annually throughout the state and in 2020 found the highest state average numbers of beetles in five years. The south-central region of the state saw the largest increase from the recorded 0.5 beetles per plant last year to 1.3 per plant in 2020.
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November 16, 2020
We all know why to use foliar fungicides on soybeans but do we still question if they pay? Besides the plant health advantages, it all goes back to producing more grain profitably to pays the bills. Parker Ludeking, Certified Crops Specialist at Mapleton, had just this conversation with a grower this past season. Pondering if applying a fungicide at R3 would be a profitable venture, Parker recommended turning this idea into a MiField applied on farm research trial by executing multiple strips across some soybean acres in search of solid data to support Fungicide use. Taking two premium fungicides on the market today and leaving an untreated check, Parker drafted a plan and then executed multiple strips with each product with his custom applicator at R3 timing.
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November 16, 2020
The Insight FS Udder Buster Alfalfa Management Program is here to help you make the most out of your alfalfa year over year. The Udder Buster program starts with proper pH and soil fertility, and the only way to harness that information is to test your soil.
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November 09, 2020
Moisture in fuel tanks can cause many problems including plugged filters, tank corrosion, microbe growth and more. Ultimately, it can lead to downtime due to plugged filters or perhaps fuel injector or pump failure. This article provides tips for managing moisture before it causes problems in your tanks and in your equipment.
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October 12, 2020
“The more efficient we can make ourselves and our customers the better,” says Ben Huber. “Whether it’s aerial imaging, nutrient stewardship technologies, or other innovative practices, our priorities within the AgValidity and MiField programs are to mitigate risk for our customers. We vet these products and practices and partner with our customers to learn what works and what doesn’t before attempting to scale these things to the whole field or farm level. There is so much new technology in the marketplace it can be hard for farmers to separate what can generate real ROI from what’s just another cost. We can test the best of this technology out on a broad basis and help identify the advantages and challenges. That way farmers aren’t losing a whole season by testing something that may not provide them the best solution.”