How much phosphate fertilizer is used in the U.S. each year? According to USDA’s 2016 estimates, about 9.4 billion pounds of phosphate is applied on an annual basis in production agriculture. Research also shows that even under the best soil conditions, only about 20% of the phosphorus applied is available for plant uptake.
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Ryan Hageman is currently a Technical Specialist Manager with CHS Agronomy. He services the states of South Dakota and SW Minnesota and manages a team that provides technical expertise to the western half of the US. In Ryan’s 25 years of experience in the agricultural field, he has been with West Central and now CHS Agronomy for 12 years, first as an Account Manager, Technical Specialist, and currently a Technical Specialist Manager. Previously, Ryan utilized his Ag Business Degree as a District Sales Manager for Mustang Seeds for 2 ½ Years and an Agronomy Manager with Lake Preston Cooperative for 8 years.
James Rose is part of the CHS Agronomy Product Development Department and is focused on product research and customer support. James’s position as technical specialist for Eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Western Tennessee largely focuses on adjuvant research and crop protection. James comes from the University of Arkansas where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Soil, and Water Science. He is completing a Masters degree in Weed Science where research was centered around new 2,4-D and dicamba crop technologies.
Expertise: General agronomy, weed science, dicamba, 2,4-D, soil fertility, and soil science