AGRONOMY

Every growing season can bring a wide range of ups and downs, so it’s important to have an agronomic partner you can trust to help you make the right decisions for your fields.

Your Committed Partner in Agriculture

 

Custom Application

 

Variable Rate Treatments

 

 

Crop Scouting

 

Soil Sampling

 

Delivery

 

Seed Treatments

 

Inoculating

 

Fertilizer

 

We have nine agronomy centers located throughout northwestern Minnesota – four of which have large fertilizer plants to meet the needs of our customers. We also provide the services that apply to all the products we carry, from custom application and site-specific variable rate treatments, to crop scouting, soil sampling, delivery, seed treatments and inoculating. 

At West Central Ag, we take pride in the way we dedicate ourselves to our customers. If you’re not working with a West Central Ag agronomist, it’s never too late to start. Contact a member of our Agronomy Team today to start realizing your operation’s fullest potential.

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Precision Program

At West Central Ag, our agronomy team uses leading-edge technology and comprehensive precision farming solutions to provide accurate, cost-effective field prescriptions. In fact, creating variable rate fertility scripts for different areas of your fields is one of our biggest strengths.

We use SMS™ Software and GK Technology ADMS to assign the right fertility and liming rates for different plots of land within a single field, which helps increase input efficiency and improve overall field performance. In addition to improving profit potential, variable rate fertility treatments can help improve environmental sustainability by reducing waste. We can also use these programs to create variable seeding prescriptions to match the best hybrids and varieties for each area of your fields.

Our expert agronomists also leverage the platforms listed below to store data and help you identify and better manage the acres that provide the best opportunity for increased profit potential. If you’re ready to start using precision ag strategies on your acres, 
 

  • Variable Rate Fertility Prescriptions 
  • Seed Selection Tool 
  • As-Applied Field Mapping 
  • Harvest Data Mapping 
  • Satellite Imaging  
  • NDVI Images and Analysis 
  • Farm Data Management 
  • Profitability Map 
  • Archived and In-Season Imagery 

R7® Field
Monitoring Tool

In-season satellite imagery analyzes field biomass on a daily basis to identify whether crop development is above average, average or below average compared to other area fields. 

Seven- to 10-day crop development comparisons help identify overall trends across your geography. 

R7® Field
Forecasting Tool

Predictively determines optimal timing and rates for nutrient and water applications during the season by using field-specific information, Answer Plot® data and NutriSolutions 360® analysis to simulate daily crop growth and development. 

Runs different scenarios during the course of the growing season to gauge ROI potential. 

Keeps all your data in one place with connectivity across many equipment types, makes, models and systems. This enables easy collection, storage and viewing of field data for more of the inputs you manage during the season. 

Uncovers valuable insights for next season with tools that help you analyze crop performance at the field level or by field zone. Using in-season imagery to identify issues early helps you take action to protect yield. 

Helps you optimize inputs to maximize yield and profitability on every acre with variable rate seeding prescription tools, nitrogen management tools and fertility scripting tools. 

NutriSolutions®
Tissue Testing

West Central agronomists can visit your farm at different points during the growing season to take plant tissue samples. NutriSolutions® tissue testing and analysis pinpoints nutrient deficiencies at critical growth stages so we can help farmers make adjustments before yield potential is compromised.

We can also import tissue data results into the R7® Tool for a complete review of previous seasons to help you plan for next season. 

Ceres Imaging

In an uncertain environment, nothing is more valuable than definitive solutions. Ceres Imaging provides aerial imagery and analytics to help you build a more profitable and more sustainable operation—and make in-season decisions with confidence.

 

From research partnerships to the industry’s most precise thermal cameras, Ceres Imaging is uniquely equipped to provide actionable insights that help you:

 
  • Optimize fertilizer, pesticide, and irrigation inputs for maximum returns.

  • Identify problems in your fields before they’re visible to the naked eye—and solve them before they impact your bottom line.

  • Streamline labor workflows and prioritize tasks.

Ceres Information

West Central Ag Sells And Supports Some Of The Best Crop Seed On The Market.

Whether you’re looking to plant corn, soybeans, wheat or sugarbeets, we can help you select the best hybrids or varieties for your acres. We also sell custom and branded seed treatments. 

If you’d like to learn more about specific hybrids and seed varieties that are popular with farmers in our area, click on the adjacent image to download our annual West Central Ag Seed Guide. 

We are proud to offer the following seed brand portfolios.

Fertilizer

As your local source for dry and liquid fertilizers, we offer a full line of crop nutrient products to help your crops stay healthy and reach their fullest yield potential. To maximize the return on your crop investment, our team of knowledgeable agronomists at West Central Ag will customize the right fertility package for your fields and your bottom line. Our crop nutrient lineup includes products like: 
 

Dry fertilizers

  • Urea 46-0-0
  • MAP 11-52-0
  • AMS 21-0-0-24
  • Potash 0-0-60

Specialty products

  • MES-10 12-40-0-10
  • Crystal Green 5-28-0-10Mg
  • ESN 44-0-0

Liquid fertilizers

  • Riser
  • Levitate
  • 28-0-0
  • 10-34-0

 

Complete lineup of WinField® United plant nutrition products, including MAX-IN® micronutrients 

 

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Plot Data

Answer Plot® Program 

The Answer Plot® Program by WinField® United is your year-round resource for local agronomic, seed and crop protection expertise, strategies, and the latest information and data. When attending local Answer Plot® Knowledge Events, you’ll find customized answers that can apply to the challenges you experience in your own fields. 

Our local Answer Plot® site is stationed in Ulen, MN. Check back periodically to see when the next Ulen Answer Plot® VIP Week will take place. To see data from the National Answer Plot® site, click on the Learn More button below. 

Performance Plots 

We also plant a number of our own Performance Plot field trials across the West Central Ag service area every year. These showcase popular corn hybrids and soybean varieties in our area and demonstrate how they perform with and without different crop protection treatments. Check back for yield data reports and other information. 

Agronomy Services

 
We provide a wide range of agronomic services at West Central Ag, Including the following: 

Custom fertilizer applications 

  • Dry or liquid fertilizers 
  • Pre-plant, side dress and in-season micronutrients 
  • Flat or variable rate treatments 
  • Complete line of WinField® United plant nutrition products 

Custom crop protection
treatments  

  • Pre- and postemerge herbicides, fungicides and insecticides 
  • Complete line of WinField® United crop protection products 

Plant tissue sampling 

  • NutriSolutions® 360 Tissue Analysis 

Other services

  • Field scouting 
  • Soil sampling 
  • Producer financing

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