Critical Know-How in Scouting Soybean Aphids

by Ashley Pearson ∙ Sales & Marketing Coordinator Scouting for soybean aphids has become second nature to us over the last ten years. There are several approaches to management and controlling them. To make the correct management decision, it is important to know where soybean aphids came from and how they spread. Soybean aphids came […]

June 16, 2020 | Categories: , ,

A Tale of Two Rye Plantings

by Margaret Smith, PhD ∙ Agronomist Tips for Rolling and Crimping Winter Rye before Organic Soybeans Decisions for Less-than-Ideal Conditions Two neighbors in north-central Iowa are fairly new to organic farming and both experimenting with winter rye as a mulch cover for their transitional and organic soybeans. Both of their fields were planted last fall […]

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Should I Plant Organic Soybeans Before Corn?

by Margaret Smith, PhD, Forage Agronomist & Matt Leavitt, Organic Lead/Agronomist Good weather conditions this spring have encouraged questions from a number of organic producers: “If conditions remain dry and warmer than average, can I plant my organic soybeans before organic corn?” The short answer is ‘probably not’, unless you are very confident in your […]

May 4, 2020 | Categories: ,

Organic Yield Trial Results – On Organic Farms

by Mac Ehrhardt, President, Co-Owner Organic farmers want to know how their corn hybrids and soybean varieties perform under organic conditions. Albert Lea Seed conducted replicated testing of organic corn and soybean seed on organic farms in Minnesota and Iowa. Yes, some universities are conducting organic yield trials on corn and/or soybeans, which is a […]

March 6, 2020 | Categories: , ,

2019 Stand Out Viking Corn & Soybeans

Regardless of whether you farm conventionally or if your operation is certified organic, the 2019 Viking Corn & Soybean line up has top performers developed for farmers in the Midwest. by Jake Hansen Product Manager/Agronomist   CONVENTIONAL CORN & SOYBEANS Conventional Corn Viking 44-98: 98-Day RM Proven performance in 2 years of yield trials and […]

February 13, 2019 | Categories: ,