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New Agronomy Center opens in Mandan

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A new business on the strip in Mandan is designed to increase a farmer's bottom line.
Western Ag Professional Agronomy is introducing a new way of soil testing to farmers in the area.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin has the story.

Soil testing is a common practice in the farming area.
But here at Western Ag Professional Agronomy in Mandan these agronomists are taking a different approach.
(Marko Davinic / General Manager)  "It's a different type of sampling. we Sample only the top 4 inches, how we treat samples, we are trying not to disturb aggregates. We are not drawing soil, we are actually using soil as it is in nature."
Since 2007, the Agronomy Service has been helping farmers in the Sherwood area improve their bottom lines.
The company recently made the move to Mandan.
Agronomists using this technology, are now located in the Garrison, Bismarck, Rugby and Devils Lake areas, and soon to be in Crosby.
(Marko Davinic / General Manager) "We bring it up to a moisture level and stick in the probes. What actually absorbs on the probes in a 24 hour period at room temperature is what is going to become available, meaning what plant can actually absorb in that period of time." 
Testing the dirt is only part of the equation.
Agronomists then take their lab results to the keyboard.
(Marko Davinic / General Manager)  "It allows us to predict the yields and we can do recommendations on what is needed to make those yields and hopefully do the more economic recommendations, meaning saving farmers money on fertilizer while generating optimal yields."
Once harvest is complete...it's time for the final number crunch.
(Marko Davinic / General Manager) "After they have information on their yields to see how accurate our technology is. 95% of the time we have 90% efficiently. Meaning we are really certain that our technology is really accurate and effective in this area."

Western Ag Professional Agronomy is located on the strip in Mandan, at 3204 Memorial Highway, across from Bill Barth Ford.

 

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