Bugged Out?

This year's mositure and warm weather have been a blessing but unfortunately been a great enviroment for some pesky bugs as well.  Don't worry we have you covered!
Worms: 12-14oz per acre of Prevathon as low as $14.39/acre (Prevathon won't kill the beneficials and flare the SCA population)
Sugar Cane Aphid: 4-5 oz per acre of Sivanto as low as $8.43 or 1 oz Transform as low as $7.06 per acre


Simwill be closed on Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th in observance of Labor Day

If you need assistance please call and we will make every attempt to help you 

Stubble Up!!
Step 1: (after harvest) 
spray #4 glyphosate at 32oz/A tank mix with Banvel or Sharpen 
(if you hae puncture vine add 4oz Picloram 22K)
* Be cautious with 2 4-D and Banvel for drift concerns
Step 2: ( in Mid-Fall)
follow up with Glyphosate, Broadleaf Chemicals and Atrazine
(Remember to appy Atrazine after it cools down)

Don't forget to apply a fall pre herbicide to get ahead of tough weeds, such as marestail, kochia & pigweeds





Sims is constantly working on developing a strong relationship with our customers, helping them find the best options of chemicals and fertilizer at the most affordable prices.  Farming, although has been around for decades, continues to evolve rapidly to produce bigger, better yields faster.  Sims is devoted to keeping our customers productive in this fast moving market.  We continue to move ahead in the Crop Life 100, where we're proud to earn our spot at #79, supporting our strong bond with the farming community.  Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support!

We know you are busy, if you need to come in earlier or later, give us a call and we will make every attempt to assist you. 

Weekday Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please Call 800-821-4289 or 785-346-5681


Fertilizer prices are still running low!  Give us a call to lock in the great deals before they start creeping up.


Ryan complied these Break-Even Costs on 11/24/15, please know all prices are subject to change.

 Break-Even Cost (corn, soybeans, milo and wheat)
Click on the link above

I put this together to get an idea of how many bushels it takes to raise a crop.  I know quite a few of my chemical, fertilizer and seeding rates will rates will create arguments, but I had to start somewhere.  You know how it goes, ask a hundred people what they do and you will get a hundred different answers.
I've been showing some of my friends this and after I show it, they always question why the farm economy and commodieties are all in the dumps.  So... I'm kinda apprehensive about it going out.  Most times when I show the break-even sheet the fella I was showing it to wanted a copy, so I'm hoping some of you guys will find it interesting too.
My buddies are quick to point out I forgot cash-rent, grasshoppers, insurance, fungicide, tax or running over a deer antler with a brand new combine tire.  Well again, I was just trying to get an idea of a basic break-even crop.  I'm aware it costs more but maybe you can use my guide to help you pencilout how it relates to your farming operation.  Heck maybe you can show it to your landlord and get them to lower you rent.  If you are interested in using a different herbicide or would like me to pencil out something specific for you operations, just give me a call.                  
                                                     Thanks,  Ryan



Ryan is 6'4'', only a head taller than this milo!
Sorghum Partners, K73-J6 offered by Sims


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on 09/08/13!



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Agriculture is the number one industry in Kansas, 
employing nearly one in five people!

                    Source: Kansas Foundation for Ag in the classroom


Tips for Using Burndow Herbicides 
  • Do not apply either glyphosate or Gramozone unless daytime temperatures exceed 55-60` F.
  • The higher the temperature the better.
  • Cold nights (<40`F) will reduce activity, particularly for glyphosate.
  • Sunny weather is important for Gramoxone as sun causes greater plant activity.
  • Be sure to include AMS at 8.5 to 17 lbs/100gal or equivalent with glyohosate and add a good quality NIS at a .25% v/v to Gramoxone.  Of course, if the glyphosate doesn't come fully loaded, add good quality NIS as well.
  • Nitrogen solutions (UAN) may be used as the carrier with either herbicide.  UAN can increase Gramoxone activity and reduce glyphosate activity (especially for perennials and difficult to control weeds). Adding AMS also reduces the antagonism.
  • Tank mixing a triazine such as atrazine with Gramoxone increases the activity; tank mixing any other herbicide and especially a clay-based herbicide (DF,F,WP) reduces glyphosate activity.  YOU can overcome the antagonism by increasing the glyphosate rate by 20 to 25%.
  • Use Flat fan tips with both (not floods) and apply Gramoxone at a minimum of 20 GPA.  Tip selection is less important with glyphosate than Gramoxone.
  • Spraying in late afternoon is not as effective as mid morning.
  • Finally, spray weeds that are actively growing and the smaller, the better for annuals.
This information was taken from Penn State Extension
William Curran, Professor of Weed Science



What is BlueDef It is a mixture of 32.5% high purity synthetic urea and 67.5% deionized
water that is used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems on diesel engines. 
DEF is the primary ingredient used to help convert NOx to harmless nitrogen and water.
BlueDef is stable, colorless, non-flammable, non-toxic and is classified as minimum risk for 
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