Agronomy Services

Agronomy Services

From quality seed to custom applications of fertilizers and crop protection products, Midway Co-op’s full-service Agronomy Division provides everything you need to maximize your farm’s productivity.

Midway Co-op has seasoned, experienced Agronomy Fieldmen that live in the communities they serve, so they’re well acquainted with the challenges farmers face in our area. You can count on them to understand your specific farm goals and help you build a management plan that’s geared towards maximizing yield and profitability on every acre.

We work hard to make sure you get the most out of your crop inputs by providing agronomy solutions such as field scouting, tissue sampling, field mapping and variable rate technology. Our accurate and timely custom application services rank second to none, and our convenient and flexible crop input financing options ensure you can get the inputs and services you need, when you need them. In short, no cooperative can be everything to everybody, but we sure like to try.

Midway Co-op has agronomy centers located in Osborne, Alton, Bellaire, Burr Oak, Downs and Luray to ensure that our quality products and services are always available to meet your needs. Read on to learn more about our product portfolios and service offerings, and give us a call to start realizing your operation’s fullest potential. 

2020 Soybean Planting Dates

Agronomic Update: 2020 Soybean Planting Dates

Planting date is something that is continually researched and debated in Agronomy. Planting dates historically were set based on environmental factors conducive to quick emergence for all crops. Most of the established criteria were set years ago and intensively researched and gave a good foundation of measure for the optimum planting dates.

Recent research in soybean planting dates has been intense to understand the impacts of earlier planting. The one constant with the indeterminate growth type of beans (meaning they go through vegetative growth and reproductive stages at the same time) is that the earlier we can make them flower, the more potential for yield we create. 

Crop Protection Products & Services

Midway Co-op carries a complete lineup of quality herbicide, insecticide and fungicide products from the industry leaders listed below to help prevent yield loss in your fields. Our experienced field agronomists are always happy to help you select the right products to tackle the challenges that weeds, pests and diseases can bring to your field in any given season.

Our crop protection services include:

  • Crop scouting
  • Custom ground applications with 120’ booms
  • Relationships with aerial applicators

Agronomy Locations & Contacts

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Ron Sothers
Vice President of Agronomy

Jeff Hammer
Senior Agronomist

Joe Princ
Senior Agronomist

Tanner Gasper
Senior Agronomist

Wyatt Oliver
Senior Agronomist