Agronomy

EMERGENCY CONTACTS
For Blackfoot & American Falls Agronomy emergencies, please contact Chris Sharp @ 208.521.3427

Agronomy Office
477 W Hwy 26
Blackfoot, ID 83221
208.785.0459
               Agronomy Office
220 Fort Hall Street
American Falls, ID 83211
208.226.5036
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Growing Trust

CHS Bingham Cooperative is prepared to continually help local growers meet their demanding crop needs. We know that continual improvement is essential to your farm, and we are looking for opportunities to help. The agronomists at CHS Bingham Cooperative, Inc. have many tools available that can benefit your farm. As you meet with your agronomist, ask how the following options could work for you.

• Simplified Reporting- Field specific crop nutrient and chemical tracking.

• Water Meters- Moisture data captured through field data loggers measure and record field soil moisture, precipitation, and temperatures. You can monitor field conditions from your computer or tablet.

• Maximize Every Dollar- Variable rate maps and applications optimize every unit of fertilizer needed to grow the best crop possible.

• Increase Yield and Quality- Locally tested and proven corn, alfalfa, and cover crop seeds. Available Roundup Ready and conventional low lignin alfalfa can increase your feed quality.

• Service- Our trusted advisors will bring you good, up to date information with the newest technologies. Soil sampling, hay sampling, tissue sampling, and a whole lot more.

With fall fast approaching and ground opening up from harvest, your local cooperative is excited to bring new opportunities to help our growers and owners. We have expanded our alfalfa, corn, and cover crop seed lines to help our members produce the best possible crops and generate the most return from their land.

We have some great new alfalfa varieties in both conventional and Roundup Ready offerings. New alfalfa genetic bring increased yields, better quality, and improve disease resistance. We have low lignin alfalfa available in both conventional and Roundup Ready varieties. Low lignin technology is a great way to help maintain quality and widen your harvest window – giving you added tonnage and more profitability. We have conventional non- detect varieties that make sense for the export market. Two conventional seed blends are available for less than $3.50 per pound.

Right now we are offering a special discount on our NexGrow low lignin HarvXtra alfalfa. A $1,000 discount will be given for each 12 bags of 6409 HVXR purchased this fall. This premier alfalfa is loaded with the latest low lignin technology, and is Roundup Ready. Visit with your agronomist to learn more about this program, and to see this alfalfa growing at one of our test plots.

This is also a great time to plant cover crops to best utilize your ground. Whether you would like turnips and radishes to help loosen your soil; or peas, grasses, and collards to add quick feed for your cattle, your agronomist can help develop a plan and seed mix that will suite your needs.

Fertilizer Update

As we head into the fall application season, most fertilizer products are readily available, however, strong pricing in foreign markets has led to U.S manufactured products being exported and has discouraged U.S. imports. We are currently priced at a $20 to $30 per ton discount to the rest of the world which is raising U.S. fertilizer prices. It is anyone’s guess how long it will take this global price differential to equalize but we will continue to monitor the markets and bring you updates as they are reported to us.

We are well supplied with vine kill products and soil fumigants. As soon as we know what your application plans are, we’ll get you scheduled for delivery. We appreciate your business and we’ll do everything possible to make your fall application season run as smoothly as possible.

Blackfoot American Falls
Eli Bailey 208.681.5356 Keith Fehringer 208.243.1009
Travis Morgan 208.243.3840 Lonnie Sparks 208.317.2077
Brad Clayson 208.681.0769 Brett Reed 208.241.8522
Greg Nulph 208.243.3008
   

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