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Rotam Agriculture Highlights

Reaching the New Generation in Agriculture: Tips for Online Success

Posted by Steve Stansell on Aug 20, 2015 3:16:34 PM

It’s inevitable. The old guard will retire and the new generation will begin to take over. Experienced professionals from across industries are wondering how messaging and communication needs to change in order to attract new customers in the coming years. Agriculture is no exception.

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Topics: Agriculture Industry Challenges

Agriculture Retail Business: 3 Ways to Stay Relevant in Your Region

Posted by Steve Stansell on Jul 6, 2015 9:07:00 AM

Your customers are loyal. But sometimes, you are vying for business from the same pool of customers with your competitor in the next county over. Many agriculture retail locations are even competing against web-based competitors. How do you stay ahead of the competition and stay relevant in the minds of your growers?

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Topics: Post Patent Product Suppliers

Using Old Products in New Ways: Effective Tank Mixing for Weed Control

Posted by Steve Stansell on Jun 22, 2015 9:37:19 PM

Herbicide-resistant weeds are a big problem for growers. You can advise your grower customer base to either rotate their herbicide selections to keep weeds from developing resistance or you can advise them to use a mix of herbicides in the same tank.

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Topics: Post Patent Product Suppliers, Weed Resistance Strategies

Saving the Ash Trees: 3 Steps to Take Today to Save Your Ash

Posted by Steve Stansell on Apr 10, 2015 3:31:29 PM

The emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in North America is now of epic proportions. Since 2002 when the first emerald ash borer was found in Michigan, these pests have killed over 50 million ash trees in the eastern US and Canada. Experts estimate that all 8.7 billion ash trees will eventually be attacked and that any tree left untreated will die. Depending on the initial health of the tree, the untreated ash will die within two to five years of an emerald ash borer infestation.

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Topics: Tree Care

Spring Training: How Arborists Can Prep for Spring

Posted by Steve Stansell on Apr 1, 2015 12:59:00 PM

 

Budding trees are all around and spring is no longer just a winter dream. Arborists are accustomed to advising homeowners how to prepare their trees for spring.  Pruning, hazard assessment and disease protection are all a part of the laundry list of recommendations.

But what can arborists do to prep for the busy spring season of ensuring tree health for the long haul?  Follow these five simple tips before you ever leave your office to maximize your effectivenes

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Topics: Tree Care

Tips for Safety in Tree Trimming, Pruning and Overall Care

Posted by Steve Stansell on Mar 31, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Arborists are on call for a variety of hazardous duties when it comes to tree management. Tree pruning, removal, emergency care and protecting not only require extensive knowledge but also appropriate attention to safety precautions and equipment.

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Topics: Tree Care

Agriculture Business Tips: Are You Investing in the Cloud?

Posted by Steve Stansell on Feb 5, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Let’s face it: your job in the ag world can be tough. Distributors, retailers, and growers all face a unique set of problems.   You’re juggling employees, inventories, meetings and even the age old question of when it will rain again. You probably don’t even have time to think about that other ethereal cloud that hovers over every business these days: the information cloud.

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Topics: Agriculture Industry Challenges

5 Vacation Tips for Busy Agriculture Professionals

Posted by Steve Stansell on Jan 28, 2015 7:22:00 PM

Agriculture is a demanding industry. And, often, the time we have off is different from the rest of the business world due to the demands of the growing season and our natural ties to weather patterns. Sometimes it’s tough for people in the industry to take extended vacations or even to sit still for a moment. Agriculture is busy. That makes all of us busy people.

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Topics: Agriculture Industry Challenges

5 Ways to Fertilize Your Distributor or Retail Agriculture Marketing in 2015

Posted by Steve Stansell on Jan 20, 2015 5:09:00 PM

It’s the start of a new year. Those resolutions that you make for yourself to be better at this or stop doing that can also apply to your ag business. Have you been doing the same things for a while? Are your product displays still looking just like they did five years ago? Have you made any changes to how you market your business?

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Topics: Agriculture Industry Challenges

5 Effective Ways to Work with Your Crop Protection Product Suppliers

Posted by Steve Stansell on Dec 12, 2014 10:46:00 AM

2014 is rapidly drawing to a close and it’s time for all of those end-of-year tasks that never seem to be easy. In addition to evaluating staff needs and capital expenditures, distributors and retailers are also forecasting product supply needs for the coming year. Here are a few (of many) things you can do to not only ensure that you’re preparing your business for 2015 but also working most effectively with your crop protection product suppliers.

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Topics: Agriculture Industry Challenges