Weekly field scouting reports with a summary of findings attached in an email.
Report information will depend on the time of year and stage of crop but generally will include the following:
- Seed depth and plants per foot square
- Weeds (identified, size and severity given) used to do an efficient pre-seed burn and in chemical crop application.
- Insect thresholds are monitored (insecticide timing if needed)
- Diseases are monitored (fungicide timing if needed)
- Pre-harvest and desiccation timing
- Post-harvest spray recommendations
- Rotation of crops (to reduce disease and get maximum potential from your crop)
- Soil sampling (to plan fertilizer to put down depending on your yield goals) and seed testing (for germination, vigor and diseases) *Sampling costs are extra and not included
- Explain what your soil sample and seed test results mean and how they relate to your fields and farm
- Fertilizer recommendations (using your yield goals and soil information we can together determine how much fertilizer to put down in your fields)
Communication is key and essential to an effective and productive working relationship. Expect your agronomist to be in touch with you at the very least once a week if not daily with phone calls, texts and e-mails depending on the time of year.
Monthly meetings are held throughout the winter and spring months and serve as a good way to plan the new cropping year. An agenda is used to review items from previous meetings and also keep track of new information and topics to be brought forward to the producer.
Year to year we tend to forget chemical rates, mixing orders, while keeping track of all the new products. Crop Watch is here to help answer your questions, present pros and cons, and help talk you through the situation so you are able to come to a conclusion that is best suited for your operation, with confidence.