December 7, 2022

Choosing Soybean Varieties: Sprinters vs. Marathoners

For most farmers, this year turned out far better than anticipated. While the wet, late spring and dry summer produced anxiety, the fall harvest was impressive. […]
October 26, 2022

Spooky Soybean Cyst. Test this Fall to Know Your Fields

A monster of a soybean pest could be in your fields right now, causing devastating yield loss. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to be a relevant […]
June 9, 2022

Rolling Soybeans: Your Questions Answered

We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about rolling soybeans. Can we go when it’s wet? At or just after emergence? What is my actual […]
January 20, 2022

Ole and Sven: What Row to Grow?

The rows looked slightly different this year in our Ole and Sven Plot. In addition to our traditional row spacing trials in both corn and soybeans, […]
December 6, 2021

2022 Product Selection: Stay the Course

Hopefully, this is the last thing you read before making your final product selection for next season. I believe the advice I’m about to offer could […]
November 23, 2021

The Results Are In: 2021 Ole and Sven Soybean Research

Ole and Sven Yield Results: Soybeans At the beginning of October, I fired up the old Case 2388 and set out to harvest the Ole and […]
March 18, 2021

The Future of Soybean Breeding – A Peek Behind the Curtain

Hopefully you’ve had a second cup of coffee or had a good night’s sleep. Today we are digging deep into the world of soybean breeding. It’s […]
December 3, 2020

4,300 Data Points Prove Traits Don’t Impact Yield

Despite widespread advertising that “Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® is 5 bushels better than Enlist E3” or “LibertyLink is 2 bushels better than RR2 Xtend,” traits have […]
February 10, 2020

Straight Talk on Soybean Traits and Yield

There is a lot of misleading messaging in the marketplace about which soybean traits yield the best. Therefore, I want to be very clear: Traits do […]
January 28, 2020

The Ugly Truth About White Mold

I’m commonly asked, “what traits should I plant on fields where there’s been white mold”. This is a common misconception and one I want to address […]
September 30, 2019

Will My Crops Finish This Year?

We’re getting a lot of calls lately asking if the corn is going to finish. While I can’t predict when the first frost will come, there […]
June 19, 2019

Dead Weed Alert: You’re gonna love the Enlist System!

Wow! Did we ever see a lot of excitement after the approval of Enlist E3 soybeans last February. Farmers had obviously been waiting for a weed […]