CE–Crocker’s products and services include: dry and liquid fertilizers, "Pop Up" fertilizers, organic fertilizer, crop protection products, ag lime, gypsum, seeds, custom application and spraying, variable rate application, fine ground corn meal, and corn purchasing.
We also offer a complete line of micronutrients, adjuvants, surfactants and stimulants to assist in your goal of raising healthy, high-yielding crops.
CEC is an authorized dealer for Pioneer brand seeds. A large line of specialty seeds, in addition to Dairyland alfalfa varieties are available. The Pavilion location also stocks a full line of Seedway brand products, as well as some organic brands, including Albert Lea, King's Agri and Seedway.
Carolina Eastern – Crocker’s goal is to continue to establish long-term customer relationships by offering excellent service, superior quality and sound agronomic practices at fair prices. The net result of high yielding, high quality, healthy crops and healthy, high-producing dairy cows leads to greater profitability for all involved.
Our customer base of vegetable, grain, and legume crop growers include the following crops:
2019 Spring Newsletter (pdf)
Carolina Eastern-Crocker, LLC
20 Year Anniversary 3/19/1999-3/19/2019
CE-Crocker celebrates its 20th anniversary since it was established as a partnership between Bill Crocker and Carolina Eastern, Inc. Prior to this union, Bill's grandfather, Clarence Crocker, started the original farm store in 1930 at the current LeRoy location. Later, Bill's dad Jim, and uncles Louie and Judd would all be instrumental in continuing and growing the original business.
The 2019 season will now be the 21st season for CEC and 90th season overall that the Crocker family has been serving the farming community in Western New York.
The entire staff at CEC thanks you for your patronage and support through the years, making this all possible.
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A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Our New Equipment
As we roll into the 2019 season, Carolina Eastern-Crocker is glad to share that we are upgrading some application equipment. As we phase out one of our older machines, we are adding a Case 4530 Airflow to our fleet. Newer equipment allows our operators to be more efficient in getting across acres. This machine will allow us to custom apply fertilizers at variable rates across the field based on soil sample results, which helps us be good stewards of the land and apply fertilizer appropriately. This falls in line with the 4R Principles that are becoming a standard for agriculture in New York state. We will also be able to apply liquid crop protection products at the same time as the dry fertilizer. This allows us to reduce trips on the field, and therefore reduce soil compaction which helps promote soil health and increase crop yields.
Speaking of soil sample results and variable rate fertilizer, CEC is pleased to announce that we are adding an Arctic Cat utility vehicle equipped with a hydraulic powered soil probe and GPS. This setup will allow our staff to soil sample more efficiently and create fertilizer recommendations based on specific points in the field. We will be able to mark these points and return to sample them in the future. We can monitor our sample results and adjust our recommendations each time we sample (which is typically on a 3 year rotation). We have the ability to create maps and recommendations (or prescriptions), and the application machines automatically change the rate of fertilizer applied throughout the field based on the GPS sampled points. This a great agronomic practice and shows that we are once again following the 4R Principles, which are: Right Place, Right Time, Right Rate and Right Source of fertilizer. Contact your CEC representative now for more information and options available for soil sampling.
Additionally, in 2018, CEC grew its footprint in the ag lime business with the purchase of the equipment and assets from Tri-County Supply. Our liquid fertilizer capacity increased with the installation of new tanks at our Stafford location. We also added a new dump trailer for cornmeal and new fertilizer auger trailer to further meet the needs of our customers
John Deere Financial™ Financing Available for Crop Inputs & Services for 2019
CE-Crocker is a John Deere Financial merchant. To manage your cash flow and consolidate your Ag purchases on one account, take advantage of three deferred payment plans offered for 2019 inputs. Select from three due dates: December 2019, January 2020 or March 2020. These terms offer reduced finance rates and your individual CEC invoices may be scheduled for different maturities. Qualifying customers must have an Ag-Preferred John Deere Financial Account that includes Special Terms credit line availability, and a minimum purchase of $1,000.
Contact Joanne Crosman, CEC Credit Manager, for more information at:
(800) 225-9991 | (585) 345-4141 (locally), or visit www.johndeerefinancial.com
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