Joan Olson

Articles by Joan Olson
When does bt corn pay?
It all depends on prices and the unpredictable European corn borer.Market uncertainty about genetically modified crops,
GMO free zone?
The demand for non-GM grain is small but growing as more foreign markets demand labels for GM foods. The big question
Complete feed from the field
Seed companies improve the nutritioual value of feed cornAbout 80% of the corn produced in the United States is fed to
When crops save lives
Rural Pharmaceutical Grower, Inc. A prescription for better farm profitability?A 40-year-old mother of two is on a
Another layer of protection
Seed treatments guard valuable biotech seeds against diseases and insects.Seed treatment is one area of the crop
Farm in a zone
"Down the road, precision farming software is going to provide an economic anlysis that shows me where to invest money
Subsurface drainage pays big dividends 1
"GPS yield maps and precision farming have created a demand for tile drainage never before seen," says Don Sisson,
Which grain pays the premium?
Some customers are paying a premium for grain free of genetic modificationsLast fall, farmers hauling corn to the
Which grain pays the premium?
Some customers are paying a premium for grain free of genetic modificationsLast fall, farmers hauling corn to the
Pooling precision farm data
Growers are sharing their information to make better decisions.Scott Annexstad of St. Peter, MN, first became involved
Accessing Seed technologies Will your local seed supplier have the seeds you want?
Biotechnology is revolutionizing the seed industry and U.S. agriculture. Over the last 24 months, we have witnessed
Not all Bt hybrids are alike
Some BT hybrids have shown powerful control of European corn borer (ECB) and outstanding protection against yield loss.
Yield Results Are In
The debate over whether Roundup Ready soybean varieties lag elite varieties in yield hasn't slowed farmers' purchases
Refuge Critical To Bt Success
Jim Koenigs, McIntire, IA, tried Bt corn when it was first introduced, in 1996. "We had heavy corn borer pressure and
Stress Causes High-Oil Yield Loss
While high-oil corn plantings are growing at a rapid pace, farmers may want to proceed with more caution in light of
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