Agronomy

Our agronomy team is dedicated to success, and our success is dependent upon the success of our customers.  Our team of crop advisors take pride in working with growers to maximize their yields. Whatever the scenario, or whatever the challenge may be, Cedar County Coop is ready to help find solutions and provide dependability that growers can come to rely on. 

Our team of crop advisors can offer growers knowledge, expertise, and experience to help you make decisions on a broad spectrum of issues impacting your farm today.

 

We specialize in precision technology & VRT application, seed sales & custom treating, soil & tissue sampling, custom bulk dry fertilizer mixing, and dedicated scouting. Contact one of our agronomic advisors to learn more about what we can offer.


Precision Agriculture

Cedar County Co-op provides the latest in precision agriculture to help micromanage your fields for maximum profitability. Through precision agriculture we offer a variety of products, services, and equipment.

  • VRT or Variable Rate- We can custom apply using VRT for...
    • Dry Fertilizer
    • Liquid Fertilizer 
    • Lime
    • Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Mapping Services – We offer mapping services to help collect and analyze data to provide multiple layers of maps that can be applied to each of your fields. By mapping data layers, we assist you in making decisions by creating prescriptions for inputs and maximizing the profitability of pinpointed zones in your field.  We offer mapping, analyzing, and/or prescription options for:

    • Grain Harvest
    • Soil Sampling
    • Field Imagery
    • Tissue Sampling
    • Fertilizer Prescriptions
    • Seeding Prescriptions
    • Lime Prescriptions
    • Soil Variability
    • Tile Prescriptions and more.
  • Soil Sampling
    • 10, 5, 2.5, & 1.25 acre grid sampling
    • Soil Management Zones
  • Precision Ag Equipment – As a part of our precision applications, we use the following equipment to ensure that products are placed accurately and precisely in the field.
    • Rogator (dry products)
    • 2 Spinner Floaters
    • Air Machine
    • Anhydrous Ammonia Toolbar w/ Controller
    • 3 Hagie Sprayers

Variable Rate Technology

Cedar County Coop has the technology and know-how to help you maximize your ROI per acre. We can take information provided by you for your fields, put that information into Climate field view and create a prescription map for you. We can do this with either fertilizer or seed. 

 

 

Our new AGCO RoGator 1100C with four-wheel steering featuring the Edge 4 box by New Leader is the latest benchmark in precision application. This is a substantial improvement to our fleet and will help meet the custom needs of our growers in their quest to create the most productive, yet cost-efficient, farming environment.

 

 

Edge 4 box by New Leader is the forefront of precision application technology. The Edge 4 box puts dry products exactly where and when crops need them. The industry proven, patented G4 spinner technology spreads material faster, wider, and more consistently. The dual RPM sensors and pulse width modulation (PWM) valves help maintain precise speed on each individual spinner within 5 RPM. Additionally, the box gives operators the power to apply along a boundary line for the most precise nutrient placement toward maximum yields.

 


Facilities

Our new bulk shed allows us to buy and store more product to take advantage of better buying opportunities. It also allows us to more efficiently mix and load trucks saving you time and money.  

Our bulk seed storage and treatment facility allows us to get larger amounts of seed to our growers in less time during the spring season.


Chemistry
Our staff of agronomist and Certified Crop Advisors can recommend the right products for any pest you might encounter in your field and always keep your ROI and best interest at heart. Whether it be herbicide to remove the Giant Ragweed from your problem field to fungicide for the gray leaf spot that showed up thanks to Mother Nature's hot, humid weather. 

Seed

We offer DeKalb, Asgrow, Mycogen, LG, Nutech, NK, and Cropland varieties of corn and soybeans. No matter what soil type, disease pressure, or insect pressure you may have in the field, our brands can offer a hybrid or variety that will fit the situation.

  • Our agronomy department offers bulk soybeans and corn as an option to make your spring even more convenient. We have several seed tenders that can be utilized by growers in the spring during planting season.
  • Custom Seed Treatment is another service we have available to our growers. With our seed treatment system, we can precisely treat your seed with fungicide and insecticide products.

 

 


Agronomy Advisors

For any additional questions or inquiries regarding agronomy, please feel free to contact one of our advisors.

Thank you for your business!

Tipton, IA Location

Phil Petersen
Office: (563)-886-6177
Cell: (563)-357-4403
E-mail: philpetersen@hotmail.com
Travis Benhart
Office: (563)-886-6177
Cell: (563)-886-4004
E-mail: tbenhart@cedarcountycoop.com
Austin Howe
Office: (563)-886-6177
Cell: (563)-357-3515
E-mail: ahowe@cedarcountycoop.com 
Phil Petersen
Office:(563)-886-6177
Cell: (563)-357-4403
E-mail: philpetersen@hotmail.com
 
Travis Benhart
Office:(563)-886-6177
Cell: (563)-886-4004
E-mail: tbenhart@cedarcountycoop.com
 
Austin Howe
Office: (563)-886-6177
Cell: (563)-357-3515
E-mail: ahowe@cedarcountycoop.com
 

 

West Branch, IA Location

Nick Melchert
Office: (319)-643-7101
Cell: (319)-930-2055
E-mail:nmelchert@cedarcountycoop.com
 
 
Nick Melchert
Office: (319)-643-7101
Cell: (319)-930-2055
E-mail:nmelchert@cedarcountycoop.com