June 7, 2018

Scout Now, Profit Later. Top Scouting Tips for a Successful Year

If you’re like us, then you’re feeling pretty great to be back out there doing what you love after that long winter. There’s nothing like getting […]
May 17, 2018

Best Practices for a Better Soybean Crop

We started our Ole & Sven plots in 2004. Our intent has always been to bring something more to area growers than just hybrid and variety […]
April 19, 2018

Boost Corn Yield by Choosing the Right Planting Depth

We’ve been sharing findings from our 13 years of Ole & Sven plot data to shed some light on best practices for maximizing your corn yields. […]
April 12, 2018

Fun with Flags: How to Protect Your Fields

When you look at a field of soybeans, can you tell if they’re Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (RR2X), LibertyLink (LL), RR2Y, Enlist or LLGT27? No! Traits […]
April 5, 2018

The Best Thing You Can Do to Improve Corn Stand

I get it, you’ve been waiting all season, suffering through what feels like an endless winter and you’re ready to get that corn in the ground. […]
March 15, 2018

The Best Time for Planting Corn. It’s More Than Just the Calendar.

Ideal Date for Planting Corn Can you feel it? Spring will be here soon and with the promise of April comes the inevitable debate of when […]
February 28, 2018

Increasing Corn Populations? 5 Tips to Make You More Successful.

Thinking about adjusting your corn populations this year? Searching for the corn population ‘sweet spot’ is something I’ve worked towards over the past 13 years in […]
January 11, 2018

Enlist E3 Soybeans: One Step Closer!

We had an early Christmas present when Enlist E3 soybeans received import approval from the European Union in late December. While EU approval is an important […]
January 3, 2018

Reduce IDC Exposure in 2018 With The Correct Genetics

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) was at its worst during the 2017 growing season. It was one of the most severe outbreaks I’ve seen in my 25 […]
November 1, 2017
4 Questions to ask when talking to your seed dealer

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Seed for 2018

What is the first question you ask your seed dealer when considering a specific corn hybrid or soybean variety? Is it something like “How did it […]
September 11, 2017

Preparation is Key to a Successful Corn Harvest

As hard as it is to believe, corn harvest season is upon us. What are a few important topics we should be addressing during combining season? […]
August 22, 2017

European Corn Borer – No News is Good News

In June, I wrote a blog post about the increased use of conventional corn. As you’ll recall, this uptick in conventional corn in our region has […]