Sims had a special visitor on Monday!
Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer

Glyphosate is at its lowest price of the season!!
Call us to book yours today!!



Proud Supporters of our Osborne Bulldogs!!


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!

Sims is closed on Saturdays 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:
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


Control Kochia in the Fall.....
So it Doesn't Control your Fields Next Spring!!
Authority MTZ

Why Control Kochia in the fall?
Kocha emerges very early in the spring.  Control kochia before it establishes 
Post control becoming more difficult due to spreading resistance issues
Save valuable soil moisture by preventing early weed growth
Reduce post application trips to save wear-and-tear on machines 
Start spring with clean fields making spring weed control easier
Authority MTZ in the Fall
*Outstanding residual control of Kochia, Russian thistle, and Lambsquarters
*Early season residual control on pigweeds, nightshades, and other emerging annuals
*Flexi-crop Advantantage: Plant either Corn or Soybeans in Spring
*Dual Mode-of-Action for excellent resistance mangement.  Breaks the dicamba & glyphosate post-control cycle
*Keeps kochia and other problem weeds from establishing in spring before temps are warm enough to allow effective treatment
Application Guidelines
* Apply after Oct. 15th and soil temps below 55 F after crop harvest to no-till/conservation till fields
Corn Next Spring
Authority MTZ 10-12 oz + atrazine 1lb a.i./A 
Follow with Anthem/ Anthem ATZ as PRE or Solstice + atrazine as a post
Soybeans next Spring
Authority MTZ 10-14 oz / A
* Follow with preemergence treatment such as authority Elite, Authority Assist, Authority First preplant thru preemerge
Fallow next Spring
* Authority MTZ 10 oz in fall followed by Authority MTZ in spring to extend weed control in fallow period



Need Seed Wheat?
Book yours today while supplies last!!

ACE Blend ( Armour, Cedar, Everst)
AP503 (Agri-Pro/Clearfield)
SY Wolf (Syngenta)
WB Cedar (West Bred)

We can get other varieties too, just let us know what you're looking for
We can treat your wheat with fungicide & insecticide


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


Soybean (Dectes) Stem Borer Control  
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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



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!

CLICK HERE to see our info about Spider Mite Control

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.




Click here to read more about this herbicide for Grain Sorghum.



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


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