Aerial fungicide spraying at its finest
Aerial fungicide spraying at its finest
Aerial fungicide spraying at its finest

Let the Rotor Blades Roll
Let the Rotor Blades Roll
Let the Rotor Blades Roll

Corn fungicide crop spraying is an important step in ultimate control and enhancement of yields. Learn More About Our Agronomy Solutions

Summer is a busy time of the year for semi truck drivers.
Summer is a busy time of the year for semi truck drivers.
Summer is a busy time of the year for semi truck drivers.

A series of Learning Center meetings designed to educate our customers and sales staff alike were conducted at our Troxel plot site
A series of Learning Center meetings designed to educate our customers and sales staff alike were conducted at our Troxel plot site
A series of Learning Center meetings designed to educate our customers and sales staff alike were conducted at our Troxel plot site

Andy Paulson, General Manager of AXIS Seed Direct shows how AXIS seed has a superior root system.
Andy Paulson, General Manager of AXIS Seed Direct shows how AXIS seed has a superior root system.
Andy Paulson, General Manager of AXIS Seed Direct shows how AXIS seed has a superior root system.

Crop dusting in Burroughs country
Crop dusting in Burroughs country
Crop dusting in Burroughs country

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
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August 23, 2014—  To date, we have accumulated just over 2,300 heat units for the entire year, with August 22nd being the largest daily accumulation of heat units for 2014.  This pulled 2014 about a day ahead of 2013, and half a day behind the 10-year average. My projections for black layer for a 112-day… Read more »
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July 28, 2014—Over the past week, the dry weather has released some soil nitrogen, significantly improving (deepening) the corn’s color. Nitrate levels in the soil have made a slight recovery, especially CoS.  I am now seeing dark green next to yellow portions of leaves which indicates a flush of new nitrogen into the plant.  Ten… Read more »
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July 16, 2014—Nitrate Tests for our four northern plots have now all crashed.  There are three sources of N for the plant today: Nitrates, Ammonium N, and N mineralized from the soil.  Today, the Nitrates are effectively zero, the ammonium N is not in much better shape, and the mineralization process has greatly slowed with all… Read more »
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June 23, 2014— Soil Nitrates are now above the trend line for both corn-on-corn and corn-on-soybeans in the same territory. Nitrate levels have improved for corn-on-corn, most likely due to the sidedress applications. The results that I’m looking at now were pulled on June 16th, before the ‘Noah conditions’ started on the 18th. I anticipate… Read more »
From the Field
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June 19, 2014–Despite a slightly later than usual start this year, the crops in northern Illinois are looking quite good. Nitrogen levels continue to track on the historical average line for corn-on-corn fields, which validates my recommendation to stay with the plan, neither increasing nor decreasing nitrogen rates for sidedress. Corn-on-soybeans are still running high… Read more »