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The business philosophy of Quality Ag Service, Inc. centers around our customers. Our goal for grower is to make them more profitable than they could be by using any other supplier. Our success is measured by the satisfaction and profitability of our customers.

Quality Ag Service, Inc. operates both retail and wholesale operations. We have 2 retail locations with complete agronomy sales and services available to growers in South Central Iowa. We have a great team assembled to provide the very best in products, services, and support.

In our wholesale operation we provide low cost cash and carry products to those growers throughout the Midwest who do their own application work and do not require the added services of our retail business.       
   
 
  Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - noon
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SDS

In 2013 there was an early season risk of Sudden Death Syndrome with the excess early rain, but because most of the soybeans were planted later in the season, and we experienced a hot, dry summer, SDS was not much of a problem.   This year’s consistent rains and cool summer temperatures has created a favorable environment for the development of SDS.  Unlike last year, most of the 2014 soybean crop was planted before the rains started and the wet weather amplified the root rot phase of the disease.  Our moderate summer temps then allowed the SDS to spread to the leaves. That combination has lead us to see many fields starting to show signs of SDS. 
 
Now is the time to be scouting your fields for evidence of SDS. There are a few other diseases that may be confused with SDS such as brown stem rot and stem canker. Look for lesions on the outside (stem canker) and browning in the pith (brown stem rot) to distinguish from SDS.  Give Jon Boland a call if you would like him to give your fields a look. 
 
 Since there is no cure after your crop is infected, management of your fields which have SDS in the soils is crucial.  Rotating away from SDS susceptible crops and planting soybean varieties which have SDS resistance are your best bets for reducing damage to your crop.
 
The yield data will be coming in soon and Mycogen and Asgrow have many varieties that have proven tolerance to SDS.  Now is the time to get your seed locked in for 2015.  Call Jon (641-680-6186) or Todd (641-344-0144) to discuss what numbers are best for your operation.
 

Priaxor
Priaxor fungicide features the most advanced chemistry ever developed for a range of crops including soybeans and tomatoes. It is powered by Xemium® fungicide, an active ingredient that continuously distributes its unique chemistry throughout the leaf to help deliver the ultimate in longest-lasting disease protection. Click here to read more!
                                                       


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The Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies will see some light rain. Western Texas and New Mexico will get some rain left over from former Hurricane Odile. Dry elsewhere. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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Soil health
Soil health has been receiving a lot of attention recently, particularly with USDA-NRCS's new soil health awareness and education effort that is widely supported by numerous groups involved in agriculture including the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). It is an ever-evolving concept that is no longer focused just on reducing soil compaction or increasing fertility. Soil scientists today are digging deeper and uncovering the secrets of high-performance soil. But what does soil health mean for CCAs and their farmer clients? Click here to read full article

Fungicide
Fungicides likely to pay this summer!
Since 2005, more than 400 Iowa farmers working with the ISA On-Farm Network have conducted more than 1000 replicated strip trials testing fungicides on soybeans and corn. Most of these trials compared yields
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