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Winter 2020 | RVC Insights

River Valley Cooperative's RVC Insights magazine is published bi-annually for member-owners and customers. Recently published, the 2020 Winter Edition features a look into a local family's farm who has comitted their time and land to the growth of pollinators. You'll also find details and photos of capitol improvements, information on the grand opening of the new agronomy facility in Camp Grove, Illinois, a look back at highlights of 2019, and donations made to local charities and organizations. 

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    4 Tips for Managing Early-Season Weed Pressure
    May 26, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Early-season weed control is one of the five essentials that can help you improve your operation in 2020. Now is the ideal time to get ahead of weed pressure and make the right strategic decisions to help mitigate their emergence. However, if weeds do emerge, there are steps...
    Timely Tissue Sampling Aids Nutrient Decision-Making
    May 19, 2020 | Answer Plot
    This season, be sure to routinely monitor the health of your crops by asking your agronomist to take tissue samples and have them tested for nutrient status. This will help ensure your crops are receiving what they need to deliver optimal yield and return on investment (ROI...
    Agronomic Considerations for Prevent Plant Acres
    May 12, 2020 | Answer Plot
    In 2019, a record number of acres were declared prevent plant because of an unusually rainy spring and summer in many areas of the United States. In 2020, farmers are weighing the options of returning at least some of those acres to production. What agronomic factors could...
    What’s the Value of an Adjuvant?
    May 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Imagine you’ve invested in a new state-of-the-art planter. You’ve done all the planter maintenance and calibration to set up for a successful spring, but in the midst of all that prep, you forgot to fuel up your tractor. Without the tractor, that expensive planter can’t do...
    Use In-Season Tools to Illuminate Opportunities
    Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
    During the growing season, every minute counts. Many times, extra hands are hard to come by and more hours in the day are not an option. However, quality technology that is properly leveraged can quickly detect field problems and successes to help you know exactly where to...
    Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
    Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year. Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in-season nutrient game...

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