Early-season boost: Nutri-Tek provides entire plant with early-season nutritional infusion

At Concept AgriTek, you’ll hear us talk all the time about holistic growing strategies, rooted in agronomy, biology and chemistry, that will help farmers increase yields and realize a better return on their investment. One of the stages critical to reaching those goals is early plant development. Larger corn ears, …

Buncha Bugs DF unlocks soil’s true potential, improves plant health

  With the ever-increasing cost of fertilizer and other inputs, it is vitally important that farmers get the most out of their investment. That means everything from the right seed to the right placement. But how do you give that plant the best shot at being healthy and productive? It …

CALBOR with TransMaxx Technology delivers healthier, higher-yielding crops

Every grower is looking for an edge; that right combination of seed and other inputs that will lead to appreciable gains on the yield monitor. What savvy growers have learned over the years is that healthy plants need the proper amount of calcium to promote cell division and really healthy …

Looking for a crop yield increase? Consider these factors

Since the beginning of agriculture, farmers have worked to find ways to increase crop yields. It’s a moving target with many factors, but as the worldwide demand for food supply increases, and as the cost of doing business escalates, it is imperative that farmers explore various factors when determining ways …

CropLife: The Spring Fertilizer Outlook in Two Words? ‘Cautiously Optimistic’

In the February 21, 2022 edition of CropLife, Eric Sfiligoj writes about the spring fertilizer outlook and what growers can expect.  The article follows: Whenever one is preparing an industry outlook article, two of the most overused words tend to be “cautiously” and “optimistic.” By their definitions, these two descriptors …

2022 game plan: Boost micronutrients

As we continue putting together our game plan for the 2022 growing season, an important item on the checklist is understanding the importance of micronutrients, and how best to unlock their benefits for your crop. Micronutrients are key in a plant’s metabolism, ensuring proper cell division and hormone production. According …

2022 game plan: Establish a nematode control program

It’s a new year and in many parts of the country, planting season is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to be checking notes, reviewing data and formulating a game plan for the upcoming growing season. Over the next few weeks, we’ll provide some tips that will put you in …

Concept AgriTek helps customers navigate critical fertilizer, DEF shortages

The news has been stark and it has hit home with many farms across the country. Supply chain disruptions and materials shortages are beginning to cause angst among farmers planning for the 2022 growing season. This has trickled down to Concept AgriTek, which has worked diligently to procure the materials early-planning …

Plan now to avoid getting caught short later

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about fertilizer shortages and price spikes. There is much speculation about what the situation will look like closer to spring planting season. In fact, recently Josh Linville, StoneX Group Director of Fertilizer, told the Red River Farm Network that anhydrous prices increased 40 percent in one week and are …

Are you getting the most out of ‘bugs’?

At farm shows throughout 2021, the product with the funny name has been quite a conversation starter. “How did Buncha Bugs get its name?” “Does it really contain a bunch of bugs?” “Does this stuff really work?” True to its name, Buncha Bugs DF really does contain a bunch of bugs. It …

Concept AgriTek hires Guthmiller as District Sales Manager

Concept AgriTek has hired Shaun Guthmiller as District Sales Manager, covering a portion of Nebraska, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. Guthmiller is a fourth-generation farmer who, along with his brother, farms corn, soybeans, alfalfa and rye, on about 2,500 acres located in northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota. They also raise about …

Now is the time to put a residue management plan in place

As we enter the dog days of summer and farmers begin gearing up to head into the field for fall harvest, now is the time to start thinking about a residue management plan. Having the right strategy can mean giving your soil the right balance of bacteria and nutrients that will …

Rice growers realizing big gains with BioRice

Every product developed by Concept AgriTek is done so with a focus on improved soil and plant health, increased yields and a maximized return on investment. That’s a welcome approach to rice farmers who have looked to Concept AgriTek for a crop-specific solution. They have found a winner in BioRice, which has a consortium of …

Now is the time for those critical fungicide applications

Mid-to-late July is the critical point of the growing season for many farmers across the country, which means it is time for many growers to consider fungicide applications. Concept AgriTek’s Daniel Hensley offers up some tips for assessing the need for a fungicide, and then choosing a fungicide that is …

Is Side Dressing Growing Crops An Effective Strategy?

Delivering nutrition to a corn crop this time of year can be crucial to its growth and to your overall yield. An effective way of applying fertilizer, such as nitrogen, is through sidedress applications. In this week’s blog post, Concept AgriTek’s Daniel Hensley and Bert Riggan explain why applying fertilizer between the rows of growing crops is …

Tips To Mitigate Environmental Stress

Increasingly, extreme weather seems to play a role in the way farmers approach their growing season. As of late, a growing portion of the United States has dealt with drought conditions, while another part of the country has endured flooding. And the toughest may be yet to come. The National Hurricane …