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  • Apr7Fri

    Life of an ALPINE DSM in spring

    April 7, 2017
    Filed Under:
    Opinion

    April is crazy in the life of a DSM. So far in the last weeks I've built application kits, picked up and delivered liquid caddies, picked up and delivered storage tanks, installed six application kits, all the while getting my farm ready for spring seeding. ALPINE is built on service to our customers, we stand out by going the extra mile and...

  • Before we know it, it will be GO TIME once again!!

     

    It is hard to believe that the winter is slipping by so quickly once again!! The older we get, the faster it seems to go!!!  Well we just think so?? The real truth is, that the older we get, the slower we get, and the faster things just seem to go!!! LOL. I know, the young guys are...

  • Jan9Mon

    Trade Show Season

    January 9, 2017
    Filed Under:
    Opinion

    Christmas and New Year’s has come and gone and it’s now the time of year in the agriculture industry that we like to call, Trade Show Season! Agriculture trade shows are a great place to see the latest and greatest in technology and innovation in the field of agriculture including equipment, input products such as fertilizer,...

  • Jan6Fri

    Planting decisions in the PNW

    January 6, 2017
    Filed Under:
    Opinion

    I’ve been exposed to the PNW market for 18 months now.  Feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the market adversities, but I find out from my producers that I am not alone.  Never have they experienced  this scenario where the US dollar is so strong, wheat yields exceptionally high so supply is strong, falling numbers...

  • Nov9Wed

    BENEFITS OF AN ALPINE® PHAZED NUTRITION PROGRAM®

    Hundreds of Farmers have realized some of the greatest benefits of the Program during the farm oper November 9, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Agronomy
    • Time saved from reduced dry application can save many hours, even days, during seeding.
    • There is often more space in the seed tanks for seed.
      • The starter effect of ALPINE G22 ®  typically saves additional days to emergence and, even more importantly, the crop is even and vigorous.
      • An even crop can be critical where crop rotations make...
  • Don’t wait till spring, do it now!! As the saying goes!! How true it is!!

  • Jul12Tue

    Couldn’t said it better

    July 12, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Agronomy

    As in most sales jobs having customers believe in the product you are selling is the best reward and leads to more satisfied customers. I am happy to share one such story from a customer and a consulting agronomist, Steve Larocque http: beyondagronomy.com .

    - Keith

    Accidental trial shows importance of P in furrow

    There are two crops that I find...

  • Jun30Thu

    Ag in Motion

    June 30, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Odds and Ends

    Well Ag in Motion is right around the corner and runs from July 19-21 this year. Having attended last year’s show, I expect a huge turnout and lots of amazing things to see and learn. It’s a great opportunity for farmers to get up close the new equipment and technology that is out there and to actually see it in action! From drones...

  • Jun10Fri

    Does spring weather dictate your crop plans?

    June 10, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion

    Plan for a poor crop and that is what you will get, No matter what!!  Plan for a good crop and you just may get it!!

     

    The spring weather of 2016 has been a fickle one. Very early spring, early hot dry weather, then + 32 temps with strong winds for days on end, extremely early seeding in places, it was looking like we are in for a...

  • May2Mon

    Conditions across the line

    May 2, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Agronomy

    The season is upon us in the PNW.  First time experiencing 30% of the acres already in Winter wheat being sprayed with herbicide fertility before the seeding of the spring crops takes off.  It has been an interesting adjustment to the critical timing this season, as the weather has been so mild, fields have dried up, and spraying and...