Replant Considerations for Organic Corn

by Matt Leavitt, Organic Lead/Agronomist & Margaret Smith, PhD, Agronomist Organic farmers may face replant decisions this year. Tempting planting conditions in April were followed by cooler-than-average temperatures. Organic growers who planted early should evaluate their corn stands. Although stand evaluation is the same for organic farmers as for conventional farmers, the replant decision is […]

May 14, 2020 | Categories: , ,

When Should I Plant My Organic Corn?

by Matt Leavitt, Organic Lead/Agronomist & Margaret Smith, PhD, Forage Agronomist We’ve had more than a few calls in the past week about folks planting organic corn. The temptation is real: the calendar says spring, temperatures are favorable, the soil is drying, the neighbors are rolling, and the itch to get the planters in the […]

April 29, 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: , ,

Interseeding Cover Crops into Early-Season Corn

by Margaret Smith • Forage Agronomist & Bairet Eiter • Cover Crops Lead Interest in seeding a range of cover crop species into corn early in the growing season is increasing among both conventional and organic farmers. Why plant cover crops early rather that into maturing corn or after corn harvest? Bigger window (more growing season) […]

March 3, 2020 | Categories: ,

Corn Test Weight: Lighter than Average?

2019 Growing Conditions & Corn Test Weight Late planting and frost dates in the north likely had the greatest impact on corn test weights this year, but test weight is affected by a variety of factors. Margaret Smith, PhD Forage Agronomist Albert Lea Seed REASON #1: Delayed Planting Dates The 2019 crop year began with […]

October 17, 2019 | 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: ,