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Tim Laatsch
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As the technical agronomy manager, Tim Laatsch, leads the North American agronomy team at Koch Agronomic Services (Koch). His territory covers the eastern half of the U.S. and Ontario. Laatsch coordinates with all third-party research outlets to collect data to share with both retail customers and growers. He joined Koch in 2018 with more than 20 years of agronomic and animal science experience, previously working with the GROWMARK, the University of Illinois and Maschhoffs—the largest family-owned pork producer in North America. Laatsch earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in crop and soil science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Michigan State University respectively. He is both a Certified Crop Advisor and a Certified Professional Agronomist, with specialties in 4R nutrient management and sustainability. Laatsch’s practical experience extends to farming his own operation for the past 20 years, growing corn, wheat and cover crops in southern Illinois.

His areas of expertise include: soil science, nutrient management, integrated pest management and cover cropping.

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When your operation depends on something as unpredictable as the weather, taking extra precautions to protect your nitrogen investment is critical.
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We know that nitrogen is an important element. It makes up 78% of our atmosphere and is a key component in plant growth. But how do plants utilize this key nutrient? What role does nitrogen play as a crop nutrient? How do the three types of nitrogen loss differ?
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To better understand why plants need nitrogen to grow, it’s important to know what the element does and why the nitrogen cycle is a necessary part of all living matter.
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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies.
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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies.
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As the world’s population increases, one of the critical concerns of food production is the shrinking number of farming acres.
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DCD or dicyandiamide is the active ingredient found in many fertilizers and additives marketed for their nitrification inhibition properties.
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Fall fertilizer decisions can be one of the most important decisions a grower can make to help boost crop performance and help provide efficiencies when it comes to spring workload.
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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies.
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Each year, you put a lot of thought into your operation. Preparing your fields, planning what seed to plant and cultivating your crops with the hopes of getting the most yield potential. But dry conditions during the growing season can put a crimp in those plans.
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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies.
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Spring will be here before you know it and soon it will be time to be out in the fields once again. And if you’re a grower applying anhydrous ammonia, timing is everything since spring weather can be somewhat unpredictable.
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