Variable Rate Technology on the Move
By: Betsy Steckel
CHS Agri Service Center is looking forward to the fast approaching harvest season, especially as it leads into the active VRT season. With the increasing cost of crop nutrients fall season soil sampling and application provides a great opportunity in managing your risk by saving you time, money, and nutrient availability. Your local CHS Agri Service Center Agronomy department is equipped and ready to handle all your VRT application needs.
CHS Agri Service Center VRT program includes soil sampling, prescription writing, and variable rate application services. Soil sampling is offered in grid samples or zone samples. Grid samples are taken every four years in 2.5 acre grid samples or 4.4 acre grids. Prescriptions are compiled based on the producer’s goals including but not limited to yield goals, fertilizer application every year or every two years, and opportunities to build specific crop nutrients in 5 or 7 year period. Zone samples are taken yearly, providing for a great opportunity for a producer’s rented acres. Fields are split up into 5 zones in order to collect a representative sample from each zone; however, for a small additional cost per zone more samples may be taken to meet the producer’s needs.
Entering into a VRT program with CHS Agri Service Center will provide with these benefits and more:
Reduce over application of fertilizer
Grower only purchases fertilizer needed
Fertilizer is applied to get the most for your dollar
Build up lowest nutrient levels
Maximize higher nutrient levels
Return nutrients the crop has removed
Our producers walk away with peace of mind from the dedicated service CHS Agri Service Center Agronomy department provides as they focus on their producer’s needs and goals towards the future. Please feel free to contact your local CHS Agri Service Center Agronomy salesperson for more information or to sign up your acres to get started in your own personal VRT program. Thank you for your continued business and support! Wishing you all a safe and happy harvest!
Call your CHS Agri Service Center Salesmen today for more information.
Tyler Rabe 991-2815 Matt Larson 440-3222
Michael Mintzmyer 991-2819 Lisa Rosener 991-2814 Don Hoffman 991-7825
Brett Fischer 991-4448