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Planting for Success: How to Make Informed Starter Fertilizer and Fungicide Decisions

CEU Credits: 0.5 |
Nutrient Management
*CHS Agronomy has submitted this course and is awaiting approval from the Agronomy Society of America. Once approval is received, your transcript will automatically update and if your CCA number is included on your profile your credits will automatically be reported in 4-6 weeks.x
Published 02/04/2021
| Course Duration: 52:46

Helping growers make informed decisions at planting starts with understanding early season crop nutritional needs and factors that can limit growth, like disease. Take this course to help growers choose starter fertilizer and soil- or seed applied fungicides to meet their needs.

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to share with customers:

  • Plant nutrition basics
  • The advantages of starter fertilizer
  • How to make starter fertilizer more efficient
  • The agronomic impact of seedling diseases
  • How to use the seedling disease decision guide


Bruce Carlson

Bruce Carlson

CHS Agronomy, Technical Specialist

Bruce Carlson is a Technical Specialist with CHS Agronomy.  Before joining the company four years ago, he worked for DuPont/Pioneer for 27 years working in varies roles. Roles included Account Manager, Technical Rep. and Field Agronomist. Bruce graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Soil Science and Agronomy. 

Brandon Schrage

Brandon Schrage

FMC, Technical Service Manager

Brandon Schrage was raised on a small family farm in Southern Illinois. He has advanced degrees in Plant and Soil Science, Weed Science, Crop Science and Entomology from Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, the University of Arkansas, and North Carolina State University. He has held several positions with Alvey Ag Research, SGS,  Soygenetics, LLC., Growmark, BASF and since 2018, FMC.  His experience encompasses weed, insect and disease management in corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum, cotton, rice, dry beans, sunflowers, potatoes, sorghum, peanuts. Brandon is a certified pesticide applicator, certified crop consultant, certified commercial drone pilot, volunteer fire fighter, and Knight of Columbus. In his current role, he is responsible for research and development, technical training and sales support in the Great Plains with focus on Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri and Wyoming cropping systems.