Posted on 12/27/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Yield Monitor Challenge. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the results we received from our customers and harvest data from this year’s test plots.

 

It’s no surprise we received several entries from customers harvesting Prairie Brand’s 6247SXRA and PWRA.

Posted on 12/15/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Yield Monitor Challenge. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the results we received from our customers and harvest data from this year’s test plots.

 

It’s no surprise we received several entries from customers harvesting Prairie Brand’s 5825SXRA.

Posted on 12/12/2017 by Shelby Schaa
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Yield Monitor Challenge. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the results we received from our customers and harvest data from this year’s test plots. Thanks again to those who participated and your sweatshirts should be arriving soon!
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Posted on 12/11/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Outstanding results from Prairie Brand silage this fall! Study the performance from the Minnesota Hybrid Corn Silage Evaluation Program via the link below. Pay particular attention to our new HP104 hybrid and 3 first place finishes at Rochester, Waseca and Hutchinson locations!

Posted on 11/06/2017 by Shelby Schaa

This year, at the office plot here in Story City we were able to test increasing inputs on 2 hybrids, 5825 and 6247, both SXRA versions.

Overall the plot had good growing conditions. We hit some dry and hot spells, but had more rainfall than some surrounding areas.

Posted on 10/12/2017 by Shelby Schaa

We’re excited to share the news that U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3™ soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. The collaboration features a comprehensive closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to new technology.

Posted on 10/03/2017 by Shelby Schaa

The Prairie Brand Yield Monitor Challenge is back by popular demand. A lot of our customers have been in the field and the numbers are starting to roll in. As you can see below, Prairie Brand 5825SXRA is getting it done in Webster County IA, consistently hitting 250 Bu/Ac!

Posted on 08/23/2017 by Shelby Schaa

A brief update on the Progressive Yield Initiative being conducted at the Story City Office Demo –

 

NT = No additional treatment

F = Fungicide at V5

N = 30# of additional Nitrogen at V5 with Y-Drop

F & N = both Fungicide and Nitrogen at V5

 

The pictures are of five consecutive ears pulled from the center two rows.

Posted on 08/22/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Mark Johnson’s Progressive Yield Initiative project on fungicide timing trials is going very well! Here’s an update on what is making a difference –

 

Below are images of Prairie Brand’s 6056 hybrid to show what fungicide has done with potential yield:

6056 wo treatment

Above photo: without treatment

6056 w pass at v6

Above photo: fungicide applied at V6

6056 w pass at r1

Photo above: fungicide applied at R1

6056 with pass at v6 and r1

Photo above: fungicide applied at V6 and R1

After looking at all different applications, it’s clear to see the positive effect of the fungicide application with this hybrid.

Posted on 08/22/2017 by Shelby Schaa

Phytophthora is probably not a top concern for most of you this time of year. We often think of the disease in seasons with too much rain. Despite the dry conditions in many areas, Phytophthora root and stem rot may be lurking in your soybeans.