This week in AGvisorPRO
Week of November 11th, 2022
Welcome to this week in AGvisorPRO. Our weekly roundup of featured questions, experts, content, updates, announcements, and more.
Services for your farm:
Drone Rental with Bruce Milligan
Top of the line drones with sensors can make your operation more efficient. Bruce Milligan is a drone and satellite mapping geek. He is offering a drone rental service, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of purchasing the top-of-the-line drones for your farm. His drones have all the accessories to create UAV images, and geopositioning. With Bruce’s service you don’t have to worry about flying the drone if you don’t feel comfortable, because a pilot can be arranged for you if desired.
Bruce can help you see what is happening above and below the surface without you having to leave your home.
Are you an expert wanting to list your service? Contact us
Top Question of the Week:
This week’s top question is a farmer wondering about applying fulvic acid with his fungicides. Here is what the farmer asked:
“I have been hearing about the benefits of applying fulvic acid foliar applied and how it can increase fungicide and foliar nutrient efficiency among other benefits. I want to try mixing in fulvic acid with my fungicides next season. I have been using a non-ionic surfactant with my applications. If I mix in fulvic acid, should I also use a non-ionic surfactant? From what I have read, fulvic acid acts like a surfactant. Does anyone have any experience with this?”
Featured Expert Profile:
You may recognize Jason from the Agronomists Happy Hour podcast or the weekly podcast segment, The $H!T You Need To Know, where Jason and co-host Kyle Okke answer producers’ questions from the AGvisorPRO app.
Jason wears many hats. He doesn’t just produce informative podcasts, but he also is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and does independent agricultural consulting. Jason received his degree at North Dakota State University, and from there he pursued his passion of agronomy. He is an expert with all aspects of agronomy including fertility, different crop varieties, crop protection, and management practices. Jason has also done a ton of work with plot research, different sprayers, adjuvants, mixing orders, and so much more. Day to day, he is either crop scouting, consulting with producers, making educational podcasts, or answering some of the toughest questions in the AGvisorPRO app. When he’s not busy with agronomy, you can catch him making music, fishing, or spending time with his family and friends.
Take a look at Jason Hanson’s profile in the app today, and see all his great responses. To listen to the Agronomists Happy Hour podcast follow this link.
Featured Platform Partner:
Keg River has become one of North America’s most trusted suppliers of sulfur bentonite fertilizers. They’ve made it their goal to produce the highest quality bentonite sulfur products on the market.
1998 is when Keg River opened up their fertilizer production plant in Edmonton, Alberta. That year they released their first fertilizer, Keg River Nutrasul 90. Following the release of Keg River Nutrasul 90, they also produced the industry’s first 15% bentonite clay product (0-0-0-85). This product increased the clay content by 50% to improve degradability and pastille quality. This product was sold as the Keg River Supreme 85.
In 2011 is when they rebuilt and expanded their production facility, and also added a state-of-the-art covered bulk loading facility.
In 2020 is when they dedicated part of their operation to organic product production and rebranded their product line. Nutrasul 90 becomes Keg90S™. Supreme 85 becomes Keg85S™. Blended AMS products are marketed as Keg60S+ and Keg50S+.
They made it their mission to produce a product that will help their customers achieve the highest yields, with maximum safety to the plant, and the applicator.
Degradable bentonite sulfur plays an increasingly important role in agriculture as the world searches for ways to increase food production. It has the advantage of being high analysis, low cost, and seed safe – with minimal loss from leaching. It’s also one of the best products for lowering soil pH, from both cost and logistical standpoints.
Keg River’s goal is to not just help the producer and the soil, but to also be leaders in bettering food production across North America. They strive to be leaders in increasing food production globally, while preserving soil health, and lowering input costs.
Their products can be found across 30 different states or provinces. If you want to learn more about what Keg River can offer you on your operation, reach out to Jim Tutorow, Scott Schuster, Daryl Schuster, or Brooke Batemen in the app today.
Long-Term Wealth, Farm Liquidity Solutions & Succession Planning
Do you have concerns about your operation’s long term wealth, farm liquidity solutions & succession planning?
Join us on December 1st to learn all about wealth planning and management, taxation and difficult transitions on your farm. We have a great panel of speakers including;
- CEO/Founder of AGvisorPRO – Robert Saik
- CEO/Founder of 33Seven – Derryn Shrosbree
- Partner and Business Advisor at MNP – Dean Klippenstine
- Author, coach and farm family transition expert – Elaine Froese
You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn about all these topics in one combined webinar!
When is it? December 1, 2022 at 10:30AM Mountain Time
What's coming next in AGvisorPRO?
This week we have something really special for you all… all you need to do is update the AGvisorPRO app and tap the search icon on the dashboard!
The new search allows you to sort through previous questions, answers, experts, and companies by using KEYWORDS. Gone are the days of the clunky search, it is now easier than ever to search for exactly what you’re looking for.
Since we released Ask the Network last November, we have had over 800 questions come into the app and over (1400) question responses. Search lets you explore that entire database!
Give it a try by typing “Canola” into the search bar and see what you can find!
Meet the Team:
Meet Brian West, one of AGvisorPRO’s Software Developers. When not writing code that powers the app we all know and love, you can find him either at the gym or biking out in the woods.
Brian works with the product team to implement and deliver new solutions every week while maintaining a high-quality product. It is said that no one alive has ever witnessed a subpar live demo from Brian.
He generally lives by one rule:
“Don’t put in half of the effort unless you’re okay with half of the results”