2022 Grower Anhydrous Ammonia & Paraquat Training

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Technology Driven

The GO SMART Team uses the latest technology to help growers make “SMART” decisions for their operation that maximize the customers profitability on every acre.

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Planters Coin

Earn Cash While Increasing Yield

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MicroDrive

Micronutrient Granular Fertilizer

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Asgrow® DEKALB®

Hybrids and Varieties for The Equity Territory

Your Source for Agronomy Information & Service

The Equity wants to provide you with the most up-to-date agronomy information. Team Equity will do its best to deliver agronomic insights, new products, new brands, and relevant information digitally, so we will be continually updating this page with relevant articles and videos that factor into your return on investment. The Equity appreciates your business and we look forward to continuing our relationship and earning your business each year. 

Asgrow® and DEKALB®

 

2022 Asgrow® and DEKALB® Varieties That Fit The Equity's Trade Territory

Jessica Herdes, Dekalb/Asgrow Agronomist, outlines the top Asgrow and Dekalb products that fit The Equity’s trade territory.

Talk to your Equity salesperson to see how these outstanding products can help you achieve high yields in 2022!

Technology Driven

 
Autonomy in agriculture has been a something on the horizon that most were not sure when they would see used efficiently across multiple acres. The Equity is embracing this new technology by being one of the first ag retailers to demo the OMNiPOWER autonomous spreader from Raven. The Equity GO SMART Team has taken the lead and adopted this automation, utilizing it to spread fertilizer pounds on the ground.

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Crop Insurance - PACE

 
Post Application Coverage endorsement
Growers who split apply nitrogen have a new crop insurance option. Click on the link to view the USDA’s fact sheet for Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE).

Post Application Coverage Endorsement

GO VERTICAL® MicroDrive

 

Planters Coin 2022

 

Planters Coin is back for the 2022 Crop Season!

Earn Cash while Increasing Yield
Planters Coin is designed to reward growers who purchase qualifying products from The Equity. Qualifying purchases earn "Planters Coin" which can be used at any Planters Precision location. The Equity and Planters Precision want to enable growers to purchase new technology increase yield and overall profitability.
 
How Planters Coin Works
  • Purchase qualifying products between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022
  • Enroll, or re-enroll, in Planters Coin by May 31, 2022
  • Only qualifying product purchases through a qualifying Equity location will earn "Planters Coin"
  • Planters Coin will be issued to each grower's Planters Precision account by September 15th, 2022.
  • Planters Coin must be used by January 31, 2023, or it will expire.
  • **Planters Coin cannot be used towards Planters Precision services, only equipment**

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Qualifying Planters Coin Products for 2022

 
Micronutrients
$0.50/gallon
GO VERTICAL® Zn-9 GO VERTICAL® Mach 7
GO VERTICAL® Mn-6

GO VERTICAL®
B-10

2% Liquid Humic 3% Calcium
7.5% Copper 10% Liquid Moly
PGR's | Fungicide | Insecticide
Product Rate Rewards
Ascend PGR 4 oz/ acre $0.50/acre
Capture LFR 5 oz/ acre $2.00/acre
Ethos XB 5 oz/ acre $2.00/acre
Xyway 15.2 oz/ acre $2.00/acre
High Quality Starter
$0.10/gallon
GO VERTICAL® In-Furrow
9-24-3
3-18-18
Other Liquid Products
$1.00/ton
32% UAN
28% UAN
10-34-00
Sulfur | Potassium Products
$0.10/gallon
Ammonium Thiosulfate
Potassium Thiosulfate
0-0-24 Pot. Acetate
Seed Treatments
$0.50/lb
Seed + Graphite
Dry Fertilizer
$0.01/lb
GO VERTICAL® MicroDrive

Planters Precision

 
The Equity & Planters Precision

The Equity & Planters Precision

Your farm is our top priority! Our teams understand it is not only the products, but the services we provide are key to customer satisfaction and profitability. Partnering The Equity and Planters Precisions’ expertise we feel that we can help you achieve high yields and profitability.

Planters Precision is  an innovative precision ag company with a mission to introduce profitable precision technologies in agriculture supported by industry-leading knowledge and service. Planters Precision does this through our outstanding Technicians and dealerships with Precision Planting, 360 Yield Center, Climate FieldView, Yetter, Harvest International and Martin-Till.

From a brand-new custom-built planter to corn meter calibrations, planter and combine health checks, in-field service calls, planter liquid systems, and much more we can assist growers in increasing their yields. Planters Precision not only has the equipment and products to increase yield, but we promise to back it with superior customer service.
 
For more information, visit www.PlantersPrecision.com.
 

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Planter Health Check Service Plans

Grower Training

 

Grower Anhydrous Ammonia & Paraquat Training

The Equity is offering three free in-person training sessions to our growers to become certified in the safe handling of Anhydrous Ammonia and Paraquat as required by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Training dates, times and locations are below:
  • February 1, 2022 - Altamont, IL
    •  9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Anhydrous Ammonia Training
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Paraquat Training
  • February 2, 2022 - Newton, IL
    •  9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Anhydrous Ammonia Training
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Paraquat Training
  • February 8, 2022 - Shelbyville, IL
    •  9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Anhydrous Ammonia Training
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Paraquat Training
Anhydrous Ammonia Training

Anhydrous Ammonia Training

The Illinois Department of Agriculture now requires per state regulation (8 IAC215) that all growers or grower farm operators who transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment, shall be certified to understand the properties of ammonia, to become competent in safe operating practices, and to take appropriate actions in the event of a leak or an emergency. 


Training applies to ALL individuals who transport or handle anhydrous ammonia:

  • Farmers/Growers
  • Farm Employees
  • Family Members
  • Others That Help, Including in the Transportation of Tanks
 Initial certification shall be achieved no later than April 1, 2022. Certification will be good for three years from the date of training completion, after which time they will need to participate in a refresher course.

For more information about Certified Grower Training for Anhydrous Ammonia Application visit the link below.

Paraquat Training


Certified applicators must complete the mandatory paraquat training prior to any mixing, loading or handling of paraquat dichloride containing new product labeling.  This training was developed by paraquat manufacturers in response the EPA risk mitigation requirements.  Training is required every three years.  Paraquat training is primarily offered online, for more information, click on the link below.

Nitrogen

 

Why is Nitrogen so vital to plants?

  • Assists with photosynthesis.
  • Component of amino acids that are the building blocks of protein – without protein plants wither and die.
  • Significant component of DNA, which allows plants to grow and reproduce.

Importance of Stabilizing Nitrogen to Prevent Denitrification & Leaching 

Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for plant growth, development and reproduction. Despite nitrogen being one of the most abundant elements on earth, nitrogen deficiency is probably the most common nutritional problem affecting plants worldwide. Nitrogen is so vital because it is a major component of chlorophyll, amino acids, and nucleic acids such as DNA. Nitrogen deficiencies can occur due to nitrogen being susceptible to loss after application to the field. The use of nitrogen stabilizers to reduce nitrogen loss is important. Consider the three main factors of application timing, N rates and protection needs when determining which nitrogen stabilization solution is right for your individual situations.

GO N-Control - web
 
Anhydrous Application
When applying anhydrous, our goal is to make sure that nitrogen is still available to the corn plant late into the growing season. Consider the following questions:
 
When should I use a nitrogen stabilizer?
You should always consider using a nitrogen stabilizer. It’s nearly impossible to predict what environmental conditions we will experience during a growing season. If there is a warm season with plenty of moisture, nitrogen loss is almost certain to occur.
 
How long does N-Serve protect my nitrogen application?
N-Serve, on average, protects nitrogen applications for up to 90 days (we do not count days below 40-degree soil temperature).
 
I do multiple applications of nitrogen - which application should I stabilize?
A good rule of thumb is to stabilize your largest application of Nitrogen where the most amount of N is being applied. Nitrogen stabilizers are like insurance for your nitrogen investment. The bigger the investment, the more you get for your insurance.
 
Is there value in stabilizing multiple applications of nitrogen?
Absolutely. The most important application of nitrogen to stabilize is your largest application, but there is still added value to protecting additional applications. N-Serve protects nitrogen 6-8 weeks when applied at planting and 3-4 weeks when applied at v4-v5 side dress. Remember, corn still requires a large percentage of its total nitrogen needs late in the season post tasseling and during kernel fill.
Anhydrous Application