CROP CONSULTING

ProGro agronomists custom design agronomic service programs for each individual customer. We offer programs for irrigated as well as dryland farmers. Our crop consultants contract with producers on a per acre basis. Rates vary depending on the crop to be checked, location, acreage, etc. Below is a listing of the agronomic services our staff offers.

 

REGULAR FIELD CHECKS

ProGro checks fields under contract regularly during the growing season. During certain times of the year, agronomists may visit a field more frequently, should situations arise that require close monitoring. After each field check, clients are notified of current field and crop conditions.

 

 

WEED SCOUTING

Our agronomists scout fields and identify weed problems that may be present. After fields are scouted, weed problems are noted and mapped on a client’s field report. When treatments are required, we recommend the best products and rates for control. There is also follow up visits to make sure that the recommendations are working for the grower and the consultant.

 

WEED SCOUTING

Our agronomists scout fields and identify weed problems that may be present. After fields are scouted, weed problems are noted and mapped on a client’s field report. When treatments are required, we recommend the best products and rates for control. There is also follow up visits to make sure that the recommendations are working for the grower and the consultant.

 INSECT SCOUTING

Our agronomists are trained to scout for both beneficial and harmful insects that may be present. When infestations reach threshold levels, our staff recommends the best products and rates for control. Since we do not sell any products there is no biased decisions as to what products are the best to use.

DISEASE SCOUTING

ProGro agronomists are always on the lookout for disease problems that may threaten a client’s crop. When conditions require treatment, our staff recommends the best products and rates for control.

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AG-CHEMICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

When weed, insect or disease problems are found in a client’s field, the ProGro staff recommends the best products and rates for control and when and where the products should be applied. We sell no products, so clients can be assured they are getting unbiased recommendations.

IRRIGATION SCHEDULING

 Our staff monitors soil moisture across irrigated fields during each regular field check. Using soil probes and water use charts for evaporation our staff can improve a client’s irrigation efficiency.

EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION

 As part of our full service program, our staff assists clients with calibrating and adjusting sprayers, chemigation systems, planters and other equipment.

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AG-CHEMICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

When weed, insect or disease problems are found in a client’s field, the ProGro staff recommends the best products and rates for control and when and where the products should be applied. We sell no products, so clients can be assured they are getting unbiased recommendations.

PERMANENT RECORD KEEPING

ProGro maintains permanent records for each field under contract. This information provides clients and agronomists with a longtime history of each field. Soil fertility levels, water quality, soil type, crop yields, insects, weed problems and other data is updated each season.

SEED VARIETY RECOMMENDATIONS

 Each year, our staff meets with representatives from seed companies to discuss new hybrids or varieties. In addition, our agronomists constantly exchange yield data with each other across the company, evaluating performance and noting problems. With this information in hand, our staff can recommend the best variety for each client’s field.

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CROP ROTATION PLANNING

ProGro helps clients plan crop rotation patterns taking into account herbicide use, crop prices, weed problems and other variables.
 

SOIL SAMPLING

Our professional agronomists are trained in the latest soil sampling techniques. Consistent soil sampling is the key to getting accurate soil test results. ProGro takes soil samples for clients under contract and provides custom soil sampling services for non-contract clients. We also have the ability to pull samples for any type of variable rate applications as well.

FERTILIZER RECOMMENDATIONS

Our agronomists sell no products and make unbiased fertilizer recommendations, based on certified laboratory analysis of each sample. Recommendations take into consideration yield goals, carryover fertilizer levels, past cropping systems, and all other variables that can influence crop growth.

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COMPUTERIZED CROP BUDGETS

As part of our full service program, our staff helps our customers develop and follow crop budgets for each field. The budgets take into account fixed and variable costs, with a breakdown on all crop inputs. Each budget projects a potential net and gross profit, with break even yield data.

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