Harvest is underway!
Harvest is underway!
Harvest is underway!

A Healthy Crop
A Healthy Crop
A Healthy Crop

Soybean field ready for harvest
Soybean field ready for harvest
Soybean field ready for harvest

corn field in October
corn field in October
corn field in October

Across the field
Across the field
Across the field

Hintzsche is a family owned Ag retailer located in North Central Illinois and is backed by over 50 years of industry experience. The company is a leading provider of agricultural products and services and is comprised of several divisions including: Agronomy (fertilizers, crop protection products, and crop nutrients), Seed, Feed, and Pork. Since its inception in 1962, Hintzsche has grown from a single plant with a few team members to a company with 14 locations and over 150 full-time employees.

From the start, Hintzsche has remained focused on “people” and to this day it continues to build lasting relationships with each of its customers. Members of the Hintzsche team are honest, dependable, and provide a level of customer service that is unparalleled in the industry. Hintzsche truly partners with its customers – the hard working farmers of the Midwest – and does everything possible to ensure their continued success. It is these values that set Hintzsche apart from other Ag retailers and have enabled the long-term growth of the company.

From the Field
From the Field
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Reports are coming in now that test weights are very low.  Fields with enough N are finishing with huge kernels.  Normally in my estimates I use 85,000 for 16 girth for kernels per bushel to check corn yields.  This year I am using 75K to 80K.  I think DK 6333 will end up with 70K!  With… Read more »
From the Field
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With a very nice weekend, we have gotten back on track for maturity, or at least are back to the same dates as my first projections a month ago.  As September ends, we are ending up with 425 Heat Units for the month, or about 10 units less than the ten year average.  As for… Read more »
From the Field
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September 24, 2014–With an average week of temperatures, black layer projections have not changed much this week.  Basically, corn planted before May 10 that is less than 107-day RM is now black layered.  Full season corn planted by May 10th is now about a week away from physiological maturity.  At Black layer, corn is roughly 35%… Read more »
From the Field
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September 15, 2014 This cold snap we just shivered through really knocked my maturity date projections.  We gained less than 15 heat units in 4 days, which put us behind the 10-year average and significantly behind last year.  Those 4 cold days basically backed up black layer by 5 to 7 days.  We gave up all the… Read more »
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September 8, 2014—  Here is this week’s update for black layer projections.  The weather this past week gained us another day in black layer projections (see following chart). My projections for black layer for a 112-day hybrid (2,800 Heat Units) are for the following planting dates: May 1 = September 29 May 10 = October 3 May 20 = October… Read more »