May 19, 2020

The Soybean Population Sweet-Spot: NDSU & PFS Agree!

As May rolls in, so does spring fever! Spring fever symptoms are those very familiar to farmers: restlessness, loss of appetite, and daydreaming as we wait for the planters to […]
April 21, 2020

Ole & Sven Over the Years: Research You Can Use

In 2005 we introduced the Ole & Sven Research Plot here at our headquarters in Prosper. Ole & Sven was created to localize our agronomic research and […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 3, 2017

Fail to Prepare? Prepare to Fail.

The days are getting longer, the snow is losing its battle to fully cover the soil, and the familiar urge to get into the field is […]
April 28, 2016

To Minimize Yield Loss, Would You Adjust Planting Depth?

As we get back to planting corn after a cool, wet spell, have you thought about planting depth? Ideal planting depth is 1½”–2” for corn, and […]
April 19, 2016

To Increase Yield, Will You Slow Down?

As planters hit the fields, farmers want to get the crop in the ground as fast as they can. But this isn’t a race of who […]
June 4, 2015

Ole & Sven Studies Answer Regional Ag Questions

The “local” movement has exploded in popularity. Interest in purchasing from local businesses, consuming food that is raised locally, and supporting and utilizing local resources has […]
March 26, 2015

Planting Speed Matters

As an agronomist, I hear a lot of excuses about why farmers don’t perform winter maintenance on their planters. And I hear even more excuses about […]