Envision News

    Envision's Main Station Hardware Store Closed
    Jun 08, 2020 | Envision
    Thank you to our customers for all your support and business over the many years, we greatly appreciate it! Please note our offices and shop will remain open at the Main Station.
    Donation to the Prairie Village Musuem
    Dec 17, 2019 | Envision
    The Prairie Village Museum in Rugby, North Dakota was recognized by Envision Cooperative with a donation totally $15,000!
    What's Protecting Your Seed?
    Sep 18, 2019 | Envision
    This year’s challenging planting season showed the value that seed treatments have in protecting yield potential.
    Reading and Understanding Pesticide Labels
    May 15, 2019 | Envision
    Pesticides are very beneficial when used properly and treated with caution and respect.
    How To Read A Propane Tank Gauge
    Feb 21, 2019 | Envision
    Just a friendly reminder, be sure to check your propane and fuel levels on a regular basis. When your propane level is at 20% or your fuel level is at a quarter of a tank, give us a call at 776-5221, or you can place an order online at anytime.

Ag Tech News

    Organize Now to Get the Most From Next Year’s Data
    Dec 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    There are many innovative technology tools to help farmers harness, dissect and apply data to improve their operations. However, there’s not one tool that does it all, so it can be a challenge to organize files and information across all platforms. Here are some considerations...
    Leverage the R7 Tool for Season-long Crop Management
    Nov 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    Planning for 2022 is underway, and you’re probably busy evaluating yield data and applying it to management decisions for next year. Now is a great time to talk to your WinField ® United retailer about the R7 ® Tool , a suite of ag tech tools that can help you optimize...
    Leverage Harvest Data to Drive Next Season’s Crop Decisions
    Oct 12, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With today’s ag technology tools and in-season imagery options, it should be easier than ever for farmers to collect data to inform their seed and crop protection product decisions. But even though all that data can be beneficial, it can also be overwhelming. Where do they...
    How to Use Tech Tools to Predict Corn Drydown
    Sep 02, 2021 | Answer Tech
    The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult with only so many hours in the day. Let tech give you a global perspective and help put your...
    When it Comes to Data, Demand Quality and Personalization
    Aug 17, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With both established and new companies offering many types of data sources, it can be difficult to decipher truth from hype. Not sure if you’re getting the most value out of your data? Here are four checks your data should meet. Valid . If data is not valid or backed by...
    Use In-Season Tools to Illuminate Opportunities
    Jun 07, 2021 | Answer Tech
    During the growing season, every minute counts. Many times, extra hands are hard to come by and more hours in the day are not an option. However, quality technology that is properly leveraged can quickly detect field problems and successes to help you know exactly where to...
    Address Early-Season Issues With Technology
    May 27, 2021 | Answer Tech
    After the rush of spring planting, it can be hard to monitor every field for in-season problems such as poor stands, seedling diseases, winterkill, early-season pests and weed pressure. There’s just not time to go back and manually scout every field, but early detection of...
    Have Tech on Tap for Next Season
    Oct 01, 2020 | Answer Tech
    You probably have your seed and crop inputs ordered or maybe already in the barn. But how’s your ag technology planning going for next season? Work with your local trusted advisor now to determine how to best leverage ag tech tools to help reach your goals in the coming year....
    Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies
    Sep 01, 2020 | Answer Tech
    As a farmer, you don’t need another task on your plate; you want something that’s going to help you manage what’s already there. And though irrigation may be an essential part of your operation, it takes time to scout and probe for moisture deficits, set up the pivot for...
    Tap Into Tech for Silage Harvest
    Aug 06, 2020 | Answer Tech
    There are probably a number of qualities you’re looking for in your corn silage crop, including adequate nutrient and moisture levels as well as optimal tonnage. One way you can help ensure optimal ROI and yield potential is by using the appropriate ag technology to manage...
    Focus Scouting Efforts With Ag Tech Tools
    Jul 20, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Spring and early summer are always busy for farmers. But 2020 has brought many unforeseen challenges that have made this time of year even more hectic. With so much to consider this year, scouting fields may become a lower priority. However, ag technology tools can help you...
    Broadening Connections to Deliver In-Season Insights
    Jul 15, 2020 | Answer Tech
    In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly, easily and securely is essential. Accessing your data to make informed decisions in-season can drive profitability on your operation. Now there’s a new way to make data more readily available to...
    Advanced Acre Trials to Show Value of Data-Backed Approach
    Jun 26, 2020 | Answer Tech
    In today’s challenging and changing marketplace, quality data, ag technology and agronomic expertise are critical tools that enable farmers to make informed decisions and manage for optimal return on investment (ROI) throughout the season. This season, the WinField United...
    Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
    Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year. Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in-season nutrient game...
    Monitor Fields to Track Trends
    Apr 18, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Take advantage of technology to understand trends occurring in your fields. The R7 ® Field Monitoring Tool from WinField United lets you and your agronomist track a crop’s vigor status to determine if a field needs attention. Different-colored pins indicate higher-than-average...
    Can You Trust Crop Models?: Episode 118
    Jan 31, 2020 | Answer Tech
    On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast, host Joel Wipperfurth and guest host Corey Evans discuss crop modeling technology and the components of an effective crop model. Hear about their experience using models with farmers in 2019 and how insights from crop...
    3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation
    Jan 29, 2020 | Answer Tech
    At this point in the year, you’re probably focused on creating your strategies for spring planting and in-season crop management. If you haven’t been using ag technology tools on your operation, this may be a good time to work with your local advisor to see how they could...
    Don’t Just Collect Harvest Data; Use It: Episode 113
    Dec 06, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This week on The Deal With Yield ® podcast, our hosts dive into the value of harvest data. The two discuss why you should gather your data and how it can be used to create a clear roadmap for the future of your operation.
    Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
    Nov 15, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This week on The Deal With Yield® podcast, Joel and Jon continue their conversation about data transparency. The two discuss how benchmarking data is a lot like receiving a report card, and they explain how ag tech tools need to rely on quality data to help farmers make more...
    Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions
    Nov 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Let’s face it, it’s tough to be a farmer right now. There are new levels of financial uncertainty fueled by a tough economy, recent weather challenges, market volatility and tariffs. These conditions may make it harder for you to get the funding you need to maximize revenue...
    Let's Talk Data Privacy: Episode 110
    Nov 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Data transparency and privacy are issues that affect consumers and farmers alike. The conversation about them spans industries and their importance has been underscored in light of recent events. On this episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast, hosts Joel and Jon dissect the...
    Assessing and Managing New Acres: Episode 108
    Oct 25, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Joel and Jon dive into the steps you should take and tools you can use to manage new acres on this episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast. Hear how to asses fertility levels, determine field variability and select the right seed.
    Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data
    Oct 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    It’s important not only to successfully gather your yield data at the end of the season but also to leverage its full value. Here are five tips to get the most from it. 1. Rank harvest order by biomass. A number of ag technology tools can measure the crop biomass of various...
    Crop Model Field Report: September
    Oct 17, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve talked with the agronomists who are managing several of these plots and have posted updates about...
    The Economics of Sustainable Ag: Part 2: Episode 106
    Oct 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Joel and Jason Weller, senior director of sustainability at Land O’Lakes, continue their conservation conversation on this episode of The Deal With Yield ® podcast. Tune in to hear Jason analyze one of Joel’s fields and make recommendations using the TruTerra™ Insights Engine.
    4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling
    Oct 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    How did this year’s dynamic weather affect your soil’s health? One way to find out is by doing a soil test this fall. The results can help you set a baseline for managing nutrients next season. Here are a few tips to make the most of your soil sampling efforts. Build a plan...
    Tough Markets: Make a Plan and Plan to Change It: Episode 104
    Sep 27, 2019 | Answer Tech
    From commodity prices to trade discussions, farmers are at the center of the conversation. On this episode of The Deal With Yield, hosts Joel and Jon discuss the ways market conditions influence everyday decision-making. Often, it can feel a lot like playing poker.
    Leverage Tech at Harvest: Episode 102
    Sep 13, 2019 | Answer Tech
    On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield, hosts Joel and Jon talk harvest. From best practices in the field to data-backed decisions for 2020, the guys discuss it all.
    The Sweet Science Behind Your Berries: Episode 101
    Sep 06, 2019 | Answer Tech
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield, Joel Wipperfurth invites Scott Komar, Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development for Driscoll’s, to dive into the world of berries and discuss how farming berries compares to row crops. Learn about the agronomics and...
    Crop Model Field Report: August
    Sep 04, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve been talking with the agronomists who are managing several of these plots and posting updates...
    New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access
    Sep 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    When you’re making seed selection decisions in the field with your agronomist, you want the ability to be flexible and to access timely information on the fly. Now you and your trusted advisor can download a new WinField® United app to help facilitate those important seed...
    3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference
    Aug 26, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Ag tech is a lot like sports: Even with the fanciest equipment, if you don’t nail the fundamentals, you’ll never truly perform. This was no more apparent to me than at the InfoAg Conference , held recently in St. Louis, which showcased products and services from more than 100...
    Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
    Aug 09, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This week, Joel and Jon explain the key terms used when talking about tech, along with the new trends emerging in the ag tech space. The guys talk about cloud computing, tissue testing and everything in between.
    Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
    Aug 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    On this episode, Joel and Jon discuss the integration of technology into our lives as both consumers and farmers. Most importantly, they ask the question, “How can technology best serve the agriculture industry?”
    Crop Model Field Report: July
    Jul 29, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. Over the next several months, we’ll be talking with the agronomists who are managing several of...
    Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity
    Jul 18, 2019 | Answer Tech
    In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly and easily is essential. Not being able to retrieve it in your cab could mean a day without critical information, which could mean a day wasted. During the season, that’s not an option. Now there’s a...
    What Can Biomass Tell You About Your Crop’s Health?
    May 30, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Field scouting usually begins even before any equipment hits the field and continues until the last crop is harvested. You invest a lot of time checking on your crops to stay ahead of potential challenges that could threaten yield. Adding technology tools, including the R7...
    Use Crop Modeling to Facilitate Decision-Making
    May 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    I’m a seventh-generation corn and soybean farmer and work an operation with my dad in southwestern Indiana. We always keep one eye on the field and the other on the marketplace, as each can change dramatically very quickly. We know that if we want to keep our farm going for...
    Midwest Farmers Combat IDC With Variable-Rate Planting
    May 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Many farmers in the northern tier states of the Midwest are all too familiar with the problems iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) can cause. It’s a significant production issue in the eastern Dakotas, Minnesota and north-central Iowa. Although the first signs of IDC — interveinal...
    Farmer Stories: Answer Plots Help Farmers Take Advantage of Tech
    May 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    From traited seed to remote sensing, it’s clear that staying on top of the latest advances in agriculture can be a daunting task for most farmers. When we design our Answer Plot ® testing, the goal is to bring the latest technology and resources to farmers to help them grow...
    Prescription Basics: Build a Variable-Rate Plan
    Apr 30, 2019 | Answer Tech
    What steps can be taken to help improve your corn crop? For farmers in my geography, where crops are often limited by rainfall, it’s by improving yield potential on less productive acres. In some cases, I’ve seen farmers increase yield by 10 to 15 percent on tough acres just...
    Use Satellite Imagery to Anticipate Crop Needs
    Apr 18, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed you plant this year represents an investment that you want to protect. But you can’t monitor issues on every acre all season with the naked eye. Add satellite imagery to your crop management toolbox to help you find specific zones in the field that might need your...
    Use Sensors to Get Smart About Soil Moisture
    Mar 26, 2019 | Answer Tech
    If you irrigate any portion of your land, you know that maintaining optimal soil moisture is important to help sustain crop growth and yield potential. Too much water can cause nitrate runoff and waste a valuable resource. Too little water can cause plant stress and end up...
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Mar 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed in your planter is full of promise. But if you plant it in the wrong place or in the wrong soil type, that seed won’t reach its potential. And neither will your yield. That’s a lesson the Johnson brothers (Neal, Daryl and Dale), Neal’s son Ross and Dale’s son Ryan...
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Mar 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
    You need to detect in-field problems in a timely manner so you can manage them before they negatively affect your bottom line. There are several technology tools that can help you quickly determine when and where action needs to be taken. To help you keep tabs on the health of...