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Field Tours Have A New Look
Posted in Research; Posted June 13, 2020 by McGregor Admin
Click here for a 'socially distanced' insider's view to PNW focused research and agronomy. Our research team will be sharing their findings and diving into what matters most to crops...
Take Back Your Yield...From Flag to Finish
Posted in Research; Posted May 08, 2020 by McGregor Admin
THE FINISH LINE ISN'T WHERE YOU THINK IT IS.
Up to 4 bushels are LOST for each day grain fill is cut short.
Explore the below article and videos to learn how plant health fungicides + foliar nutrition EXTEND photosynthesis and GRAIN FILL.
Now What? Next Steps After Frost Damage
Posted in Research; Posted April 24, 2020 by McGregor Admin
After a hard cold event, it is important to remember that you can still impact the 3 Yield Components - heads per acre, grains per head, and weight per grain. Here's what needs to be considered in order to encourage plant re-growth.
Posted in Research; Posted April 22, 2020 by McGregor Admin
As the crop gets older it becomes more sensitive to cold temperatures. At tillering the crop can sustain temperatures as low as 12 °F, however, once the crop reaches stem...
Peak Nitrogen Demands are NOW
Posted in Research; Posted April 15, 2020 by McGregor Admin
Fall-applied nitrogen often runs short during the peak demand timing. From the start of stem elongation to the emergence of the flag leaf, wheat require 3-5 pounds of nitrogen PER...
Pandemic or PANICdemic?
Posted in Risk Management; Posted April 11, 2020 by McGregor Admin
Are we experiencing a PANdemic or PANICdemic? Events coincidences or orchestrated? Contemplate the following...When (date) did the China/US trade agreement get announced?When (date) did China 'announce' covid-19? Yet, the Chinese...
Yield Components - What Are They?
Posted in Research; Posted April 01, 2020 by McGregor Admin
Each of these yield components has a period during which they are most sensitive to stresses and responsive to management inputs. Crop management throughout the growing season (not just in...
Walking Test Plots
Posted in Research; Posted March 25, 2020 by McGregor Admin
Athena & Walla Walla test plots are looking good!
Posted in Research; Posted March 22, 2020 by McGregor Admin
Amidst social distancing the McGregor Research Team is staying safe, but certainly not slowing down. 4 locations were planted last week including spring wheat in Warden, WA. Take a look.
Final 2019 Harvest Prices
Posted in Risk Management; Posted September 04, 2019 by McGregor Admin
"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness." ~Thomas Jefferson
Odoriferous Effervescence of Concord Grapes
Posted October 02, 2018 by McGregor Admin
...we have hedge of concord grapes that we make juice from annually. These grapes are at their peak of odoriferous effervescence.
Posted March 10, 2017 by Curtis Evanenko and McGregor Admin
Some my fondest memories growing up are that of watching Class B basketball games. Often a smaller school was enjoying a remarkable year and had slayed a few giants during the course of the season.
Best Laid Plans...
Posted in Risk Management; Posted February 26, 2017 by Curtis Evanenko and McGregor Admin
Hello all,My intentions were not to send an update for another week, yet a couple of noteworthy items I felt important to get in your hands - realizing what I...
Posted in Risk Management; Posted February 20, 2017 by Curtis Evanenko and McGregor Admin
Hello and Happy President's Day weekend to all!Although the winter weather and school closures have caused several area schools to lose this Monday as a holiday.
The Optimism of a Farmer
Posted February 12, 2017 by Curtis Evanenko and McGregor Admin
Good evening,Perhaps the quote from Will Rogers best speaks to the nature of my optimism for the past 3 months of Sundays -The farmer has to be an optimist or...
Wheat Prices should use Patriots Playbook
Posted February 05, 2017 by Curtis Evanenko and McGregor Admin
Hello all,I'm not a fan of the NFL Patriots, yet I must admit that was quite a comeback for victory...I hold hope that wheat prices are poised to do the...
An Energetic Outlook
2018 farm bill,
whole farm revenue protection
Posted January 29, 2017 by Curtis Evanenko and McGregor Admin
Hello all,I felt energetic in this afternoon's mild weather and slayed a couple of trees that have been my watch list for a couple of years; I'm home alone and...
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