Agronomy

First, We Listen

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.

It All Starts With The Seed

The right genetics, trait technologies, and proper placement add up to more bushels in the bins, which equals more profit. 

River Valley Cooperative is proud to offer superior genetics from leading companies including Asgrow/DEKALB, Croplan, and NK. Also count on us for valuable, local plot data, backed up with expertise from experienced agronomists who understand area growers' needs. 

 

 

Putting Genetics To The Test

We test a wide range of hybrids and varieties each year at plots throughout River Valley Cooperative’s trade territory to see which seed genetics perform best in the local area. Click the links for information on local test plots in Iowa and Illinois.

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2018 Results
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results

Make Precision Decisions Pay Off

While the promise of precision agriculture is great, the reality is that solutions are often fragmented. Trust the specialists at River Valley Cooperative to help you find the right precision ag tools to maximize your productivity and your yield potential. 

By pulling all the pieces together, we'll help you manage your data and make precision ag technology work for you. Count on River Valley for:

  • Variable-rate, custom application of lime, nitrogen, and dry fertilizer.
  • Variable-rate seeding prescriptions for your planting equipment.
  • Mapping services, including grid soil sampling and micronutrients, yield mapping, field boundaries, tile lines, compaction mapping, GIS recordkeeping, data overlays, and more. 

Need more information? Contact River Valley's Precision Ag Specialists:

Kevin Frank
Precision Ag Specialist

319-759-1884
kfrank@rivervalleycoop.com

Matt Van Sloten
Precision Ag Specialist

563-370-3328 
mvansloten@rivervalleycoop.com