Soybeans

Video: Organic Soybeans: Managing the Challenge with Three Different Production Methods

Organic Soybean prices are very high, but growing organic soybeans can be very challenging. This farmer panel presents different on-farm approaches to managing weeds in organic farming systems. Farmers Eric Madsen (Audubon, IA), Jon Jovaag (Austin, MN), and Craig Anderson (Dassel, MN) discuss three different production methods for organic soybeans. This presentation was part of […]

January 18, 2022 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

Video: Impact of Winter Rye Cover Crop on Conventional Soybean Yields, Insects, and Weed Control

Can conventional farmers reduce herbicide expense by using a winter rye cover crop? Learn about the benefits of winter rye in conventional soybean farming from both a scientific (Jon Gaska, senior research agronomist at the University of Wisconsin) and practical (Sam Bennett, Iowa farmer) perspective. This presentation was part of our annual Conventional Corn & […]

January 18, 2022 | Categories: , , , , , Read More >>

Potential Nitrate Toxicity from Drought-stressed Forages—Take Precautions

by Margaret Smith, PhD Forage Agronomist High nitrate levels in water-deficient forages are likely this late summer and fall in the drought-stressed parts of the Upper Midwest and west. In addition to the chance of nitrate accumulation in forages and corn slated for harvest, there is concern that some growers in the most severely affected […]

August 4, 2021 | Categories: , , , , Read More >>

Viking Corn & Soybeans – 2021 Update

by Mac Ehrhardt, President | Co-Owner Jake Hansen, Product Manager/Agronomist Note: Inventory is changing daily. Call now for latest inventory levels and to find the right seed for your ground: (800) 352-5247 One of the sure signs of Spring at the Seed House is phones ringing off the hook. Customers from across the country are […]

March 9, 2021 | Categories: , , Read More >>

How to Grow 80-Bushel Soybeans [VIDEO]

Casey Staloch raised his first 80-bushel soybean crop just north of Freeborn, Minnesota in 2020. He planted Viking 2418N soybeans, which is a conventional, non-GMO soybean variety. He is not only a farmer and grower for Albert Lea Seed, he also is the owner of AgriGuardian. “It was a good feeling, because I’ve never had […]

January 7, 2021 | Categories: Read More >>

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: , , Read More >>

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 […]

June 9, 2020 | Categories: , , , Read More >>