Posted on 07/13/2017 by Shelby Schaa

As summer marches on and temperatures rise, our show plot at the office in Story City, IA is right on track! Here’s an update on corn progress:


The office plot planting date was 4/12/17, and since then our corn has accumulated 1,369 GDU’s-but what is GDU?

Posted on 07/12/2017 by Shelby Schaa

With sprayers rolling across fields this time of year weed control is on many grower’s minds. I have had countless conversations with farmers about the future of weed control in the industry and how we are going to navigate an endlessly changing legal, environmental, and agricultural landscape.

Posted on 07/06/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Prairie Brand’s 5026SXRA is looking great in Southern Minnesota! Great emergence this year, awesome color, and very consistent look throughout the field. Attributes like this make 5026SXRA a Prairie Brand Power Pick hybrid. What’s a Power Pick? Stay tuned!


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Posted on 07/05/2017 by Shelby Schaa

If you are having problems with Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) this year, I would suggest to take a look at our Prairie Brand Soybean Products for next years growing season. This list of products show in the graph illustrates our pet trial ratings of our best soybeans that can withstand a heavy IDC type year.

Posted on 07/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

July 1, 2017 – Symptoms of iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) in soybean are yellow or chlorotic leaves while the veins remain dark green. There is usually a pattern to the yellowing across a field. Visualize the field before drainage tile was installed and the prairie pothole marshes still held surface water.

Posted on 07/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

It’s time to spray your fields with the next best weed control product, so you go into your shed, get out the supplies, and look at label. “Spray at V6,” it reads. Is it safe to spray this product or should you wait a couple weeks?

Posted on 07/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

June 21, 2017 – Looking for some added weed control in your corn fields? Already have relatively good control but miss on just a couple of the problem weeds? Consider Enlist™ Corn! The newly approved Enlist™ trait in corn will allow the use of Enlist Duo herbicide with the brand new 2,4-D choline formulation.

Posted on 07/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

June 19, 2017 – As the growing season continues into late June and temperatures continue to rise, it’s best to be checking your corn crop for rootworm. One of our agronomists, Berny Sohm, has seen a couple cases out in the fields these past few weeks – newly hatched larvae mostly feed on the root hairs and outer root tissues.

Posted on 07/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

June 15, 2017 – Any farmer can see the growth of their crops easily – just look out at the fields. But, have many thought about the root growth? It takes a lot more work to find out what’s going on underground.

Posted on 07/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

June 14, 2017 – Exciting news for Prairie Brand today with the recent Chinese import approval of Enlist™ corn! Prairie Brand will offer SmartStax® Enlist™ corn, PowerCore® Enlist™ corn and Enlist™  Roundup Ready corn for the 2018 season to help growers control insects and weeds.