Sims is offering extended holiday hours to accommodate all your end of the year chemical needs!
December 24th  8 a.m. - Noon
December 26th  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 29th & 30th  7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
December 31st  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


We would like to wish you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
 

 

A Holiday Prayer for Your Family
Dear Lord,
As our family and our nation celebrate the holiday season, keep us mindful of the many blessings You have showered on us, and on this great land.  We thank You that this is a nation where we can still worship You freely.  Thank You for the incredible gift of Your Son Jesus Christ, our Savior.  Bless us our family, and our country in the New Year, and draw us as individuals and as a nation even closer to You.
Amen.
 

 

                                                                                          

 
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 #82, supporting our strong bond with the farming community.  Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support!
 

Sims is closed on Saturday's for the season. 

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.
 
800-821-4289 or 785-346-5681
Ryan Delaney: 785-346-6240
Mike Delaney: 785-346-6396
Brett Lix: 785-345-3055
Katie Lix: 785-346-6447
 

 
Reminder!
*Sharpen rebate $30.00/gallon until December 31st, 2014*
 

 

Sims Christmas tree displayed at the Tree Fest at the Osborne Public Library.

                                                                   
 
 

 
 Pre-book your fertilizer for the spring season.

Pricing seems to be staying steady but is expected to have a gradual upturn into the spring.  Some fertilizer blends are affected by Ice Melt Products, so pre-booking is a good way to ensure the lowest prices.
 

 
                         
Call us today, to place your order, to be delivered in our new trucks.
 

 
DID YOU KNOW???
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




 
 

 
 

 

It pays to use Parallel Plus & Verdict!
Check out this clean milo field located 7 miles North of Portis, KS
on 09/08/13!



 

 

 
Weed Chart

Did you know that all weeds do not germinate at once? 

If so, do you know what time of year they germinate?

Take a few minutes to look at this chart to determine when is the best time
to stay one step ahead of these pesky weeds!
 

 
Western Kansas Kochia
 
Click Here --> Control Options ~by BASF

 
 

 



Click here to read about the Fungicide Rate chart

Look over the Fungicides for Wheat & Soybean Rust Treatment table here.




 

 

 


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 
transportation. 
Packaging Options: 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon, 55 gallon drums, 275 gallon totes.
Please Call for Pricing!
 

 
Western Kansas Kochia
 
Click Here --> Control Options ~by BASF

 
 


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@MW - HARD RED SPRING WHEAT - MGE
  High Low Last Chg
Mar 644'0 640'0 643'2 -1'6
May 647'0 647'0 647'0 -4'0
Jul 658'4
Sep 677'0 659'2 664'4 -0'6
Dec 683'0 669'4 670'4 -0'6
Mar 684'0 678'0 678'0 0'4
May 690'0 -5'4
 
@C - CORN - CBOT
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Mar 411'4 410'6 410'6 -1'0
May 419'6 419'2 419'2 -1'0
Jul 426'4 425'6 426'2 -0'4
 
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
  High Low Last Chg
Jan 1037'6 1033'2 1037'2 -1'0
Mar 1045'4 1040'6 1044'6 -1'0
May 1053'2 1048'6 1052'4 -1'0
 
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
  High Low Last Chg
Mar 625'0 621'0 621'6 -4'0
May 627'0 624'0 625'0 -4'2
Jul 629'6 625'0 626'0 -4'6
 
LC - LIVE CATTLE - CME
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Dec 162.100 161.275 162.000 1.100
Feb 161.400 160.250 160.750 0.725
 
LH - LEAN HOGS - CME
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Feb 82.200 80.250 80.250 -1.650
Apr 82.600 82.450 82.450 -0.650
 
+C - CORN - CBOT
  High Low Last Chg
Mar 411'4 410'6 410'6 -1'0
May 419'6 419'2 419'2 -1'0
Jul 426'4 425'6 426'2 -0'4
 
+S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
  High Low Last Chg
Jan 1037'6 1033'2 1037'2 -1'0
Mar 1045'4 1040'6 1044'6 -1'0
May 1053'2 1048'6 1052'4 -1'0
 
+W - WHEAT - CBOT
  High Low Last Chg
Mar 625'0 621'0 621'6 -4'0
May 627'0 624'0 625'0 -4'2
Jul 629'6 625'0 626'0 -4'6
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