January 15, 2016
January 12-13 marked the 2016 Kansas Association of Independent Crop Consultants Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Kansas. Six Tyree Ag salesmen attended the two-day event where they heard industry updates from companies such as Valent USA, Dow Agrosciences, BASF, Bayer CropScience, DuPont Pioneer, FMC Ag Solutions, Syngenta, DuPont Crop Protection, and AgroLiquid. A few of the topics included soil health and fertility, precision ag software, heat tolerant wheat, crop pathology, and pests in agriculture.
The Kansas Association of Independent Crop Consultants (KAICC) was founded in February 1987. It was formed to raise the standards and image of the professional crop consultant and to discourage the use of the term “consultant” by anyone other than those who are fully qualified and actively engaged in this capacity. Through current research information concerning crop management practices and principals, the primary mission of KAICC is to support agricultural producers in the economical production of farm commodities. To learn more about the KAICC, visit their website at www.kaicc.org.
Many Tyree Ag customers utilize independent crop consultants and the company believes it is important for their customers to have that availability and option to get consultation and recommendations for their farming needs. At Tyree Ag, there are currently two Certified Crop Advisors and one who will be taking his certification exam in February 2016.
Tyree Ag salesman, Lacey Parton who attended the annual meeting, spoke highly of Kansas State University Plant Pathology Professor Dr. Harold Trick’s session about “Heat Tolerant Wheat & Crop Pathology”. Lacey liked this session due to the information presented on new wheat hybrids that are being developed in attempt to decrease the chance of growers losing yield when high temperatures hit during grain fill period. In conclusion, he mentioned he enjoys going to the KAICC Annual Meeting every year to interact with new and seasoned independent crop consultants who assist growers in our area, as well as those consultants who live in other areas in Kansas.
As always, Tyree Ag believes it is important for their employees to stay up-to-date on industry topics and developing technologies to better their understanding of the agriculture industry, enabling them to relay messages on to their customers with the hope of assisting them to have a successful crop.