March 4, 2020

5 Questions to Ask When Planting into High Residue Fields

With the limited fieldwork completed last fall, many area farmers are trying to figure out how to manage residue left in the fields. If you’re already […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 29, 2017

I Spy Corn Borer – Keep Your Eyes Open This Year!

At one time, European Corn Borer (ECB) was one of the major insect pests for corn growers. Thankfully, many farmers in our region have not experienced […]
June 22, 2017
Weather, like heavy rain, is yield robber.

3 Soybean Yield Robbers to Scout This Summer

June and July are big months for soybean development. The plant cycle moves from rapid vegetative growth to reproductive growth, setting the stage for yield in […]