Wow, what a crazy year 2021 has been. Great yields, great prices, and high land value mean that now is a great opportunity to buy land—lots of public auctions, along with many private sales throughout this fall especially. One thing a grower can really utilize in any land purchase is a recent grid sampling service,
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Woodbine, Iowa (September 15, 2021) – E4 Crop Intelligence has reached an agreement to acquire Labre Crop Consulting, an independent crop consulting firm from Manson, Iowa. With this acquisition, E4 Crop Intelligence expands its capabilities and services offered to new areas and customers in the state of Iowa. The procurement was finalized in early September.
As harvest comes into full swing, the E4 Crop Intelligence team has put together a few simple reminders to think over. 1. Maintenance is KeyRoutine maintenance is key to a fast and efficient harvest season. Most equipment has already been through the shop, but make sure to double-check simple things such as tire pressures, oil
We are already halfway through the growing season, and while no single soybean field is going to be at the same developmental stage at the same time, farmers can take steps to ensure that their investment is growing healthy. As the soybeans develop, signs of fungal, viral, or bacterial diseases can make their presence known.
Woodbine, IA (July 19, 2021) – E4 Crop Intelligence has been named as one of the top 101 Iowa ag companies of 2021 by BestStartUp.Us. The publication selected ag companies for exceptional performance in categories such as innovation, growth, management, and societal impact. E4 was chosen for its innovative integrated software platform, one of the
Iowa is known for having some of the most fertile soils in the world, leading the state to be one of the most agriculturally productive in the U.S. So, what types of soils does the state of Iowa have, and how does each soil type affect farming? In total, there are more than 450 soil
Our team of experts conducted a frost study on a client’s cornfield in 2020 and tested the results of a Properly Emerged Plant, Frost Damaged Plant, and a Late to Emerge Plant. The three categories of plants were flagged early in the season; we then returned to that location to harvest the flagged corn. After
When insect issues threaten your crops, it can be a race against time to resolve the problem with pesticides. However, working with pesticides and other chemicals is dangerous and can cause serious health issues in humans if not handled properly. The E4 Team has assembled ten tips for safe pesticide application. 1. Get Certified In
Those darn weeds, they’re just a pain! When we generally think of weed problems, we think about how weeds are competition for necessary crop-growing resources such as nutrients, moisture, light, and space. While those are warranted concerns, one area that might get overlooked is how poor weed management can lead to insect infestations, which can
When faced with less than ideal planting conditions in spring, growers can be delayed getting their seed in the ground. As planting gets delayed, producers are left with trying to answer a difficult question: do I attempt to plant or not? While it seems like a yes-or-no question, growers do have options available before making