Agronomy Department Overview

River Valley Agronomy Gets It Done

What’s important to the farmer when it comes to crop production? Getting things done.

That’s why River Valley Cooperative’s agronomy experts spend most of their time in the country throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois, working one-on-one with growers. We’re not here to sell you stuff. We want to be a trusted partner who provides the agronomy solutions you need.

This commitment extends beyond our sales staff to River Valley’s location managers, professional applicators, skilled mechanics, and agronomy support staff. You can rely on us to make agronomy technology work for you, saving you time and maximizing your productivity throughout the growing season.

Caring for the land

Since environmental respect comes naturally to anyone who cares for the land, you can also count on River Valley to help you find effective ways to protect water resources and conserve the soil. We can advise you on cover crops like rye, oats, and tillage radishes.

After all, agronomy is not just about getting things done—it’s about doing the right things. We can help with seed, seed treatments, tissue testing, variable-rate nutrient application, custom application of crop-protection products, grid and whole-field soil sampling, field scouting, and more.

When you need answers to your agronomy questions, contact:

Altona, IL - 309-484-5911 (seasonal)
Annawan, IL - 309-935-6727 or 800-359-4314
Clarence, IA - 563-452-3990
DeWitt, IA - 563-659-8179 or 800-755-0914
Eldridge, IA - 563-285-9615
Fenton, IL - 815-778-3339
Galva, IL - 309-932-2081
Geneseo, IL - 309-944-5166 or 800-359-4312
Lost Nation, IA - 563-678-2506 / 563-678-2106 or 800-858-5194
Martelle, IA - 319-482-3101 or 800-332-5222
Osco, IL - 309-522-5535 or 800-359-4330
Ryan, IA - 563-932-2101
Sperry, IA - 319-985-2161
Stanwood, IA - 563-942-3321
Sunbury, IA - 563-785-4430 or 800-382-2788
Walcott, IA - 563-284-6223 or 800-765-1618 (seasonal)

SDS information for crop protection and fertilizer products:
Chemical Data Management Systems - Fertilizer SDS
Pesticide Labels and SDS Lookup (set up free account for access) - Greenbook

Useful agronomy resources:

NRCS - Cover Crop Termination Guidelines
AgCelerate - easily sign license agreements electronically
ISU Soil Temperature History
Iowa State Crop News
Ag Climate Observations - Current soil temps and precipitation info from Iowa State University research plots
Iowa State ICM Newsletter - Great agronomy resource
Heat Unit Calculator
Scouting Insects
Weed Science Resource
International Plant Nutrition Institute

Our Mission Statement

River Valley Cooperative is dedicated to delivering personalized services and expert solutions that enhance and ensure the long-term viability of our customer-owners, employees and communities.