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Organic Field Day @ Stoller Dairy

Still trying to figure out weed control? Have questions about organic corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and/or sorghum? Want to learn more about soil health? Then you are not going to want to miss this upcoming organic field day on Thursday, September 6 from 9am-4pm at Stoller Organic Dairy Farm LLC, 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. 

The Stoller family have been Organic Valley members for years and are excited to share how they manage their cows, pastures, crops, and rotations. Currently, they’re milking 180 cows and grow organic corn, soybeans, wheat, rye, as well as pasture, alfalfa, and clover. Guests will be able to check out their crops, along with their extensive organic corn & fertility plots. They also will be displaying equipment they use for weed control – harrows, rotary hoes, cultivators, Einbock tine weeder, and an optic guidance cultivator.

Gary Campbell will be discussing how effective weed control begins in the soil and will be offering various programs to help manage your weeds. He’ll be joining other speakers from the Stoller Family, Doebler Hybrids, Blue River Hybrids, Fowler Seed marketing, Masters Choice Hybrids, Jabb of the Carolina, Organic Valley, and JDS Seeds.

For more information or to RSVP (by August 31), contact John Daniel Schlabach (JDS Seeds) at 330.683.7321 or 330.465.1794. A barbecue chicken lunch will be served at noon.

Hope to see you there!

*Can’t make this event? That’s OK! Come to the organic field day on Tuesday, September 4 from 9:30am-3:30pm at the Johnny Byler Family Farm at 5544 Mansfield Adario Road, Greenwich, Ohio. The same topics will be discussed, except Reggie Destree (organic consultant) will be speaking. Contact John Daniel Schlabach to RSVP.




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New “Pieces” for Plant Protection

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-4-39-42-pmBy now, most of you know Dr. Tony Adesemoye, a Plant Pathology Extension Specialist for University of Nebraska, will be sharing some of his research regarding plant protection at our upcoming seminar next week. We are so excited he’ll be joining us, as his research backs up some of the concepts we’ve been promoting for years. So, we thought you may want to know how he fits into the “puzzle.”

What if I told you there are key “pieces” that can help growers reach their goals?

Dr. Tony Adesemoye has spent his career looking at which soil organisms, and which groupings of organisms, have the greatest potential to help farmers become more profitable. Through comprehensive study methods, he is currently screening and cataloging rhizosphere organisms. When applied to corn and soybeans, these organisms combat below-ground, yield-threatening attacks.

Dr. Adesemoye has identified and trialed many of these key pieces and will be sharing information you may want to know at our 1-day seminar.

Our 1-day seminar, “Solving the Farm Profit Puzzle: Biologicals are a Key Piece,” will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Wise Guys Grill, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356. There are a few seats still open. Call today to reserve your spot 815.872.1190 or email

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Weather Wednesday 11/9/16

The weather here in Bureau County, Illinois continues to be absolutely gorgeous! Even for November. Blue skies and sunshine make for a happy husband! Some guys are finishing up with harvest while others are starting field work around these parts.

Here’s a look at what our guys have been seeing in the field:

Galen Nissley (Honeyville): It’s been on the wet side here in Northern Indiana. Harvest is about done and some guys are working ground. We are predicted to be down to 28 degrees by Friday.

Eric Johnston: Harvest season is winding down for most farmers here in North Central Illinois. Some have finished, while others have been making good progress with the nice weather we’ve had. The nice weather has also been ideal for growers to apply Residuce®.

Tom Adams (Maraseed Inc.): Our weather has been very unseasonably warm with good rains in New York; supposed to get colder this weekend. Corn is pretty much done, a few fields around that are still standing. But for the most part, they are finished. Cover crops are in and up. Saw some 5th cutting being chopped yesterday, which is pretty unusual for that to happen. All in all, we have enjoyed a beautiful fall, with good crops in spite of our very dry and hot summer.

We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Want to learn more? Join us in Omaha, Nebraska on November 29 as we kick off a series of winter meetings. We’ll discuss topics such as cover crops, weed control, and fertility inputs. Plus tour Midwest Laboratories. The meeting will be held from 9am-5pm at Midwest Laboratories, 13611 B St., Omaha, NE 68144. Kindly respond by November 21 by calling 815.872.1190 or


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Weather Wednesday 10/26/16

Harvest continues to roll along here in Bureau County. There’s light at the end of the tunnel! If the weather cooperates throughout the next week, most guys should be nearing the end.

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Gary Campbell: Much of Western Ohio received 2 inches of rain last Thursday, so just getting rolling again. Corn yields are in the 170-200 bushel range, and beans 50-70, depending on severity of the summer drought and August storm damage. Still waiting on double-crop beans to mature, but most should do well. The warm temps and moisture has been perfect for Residuce® applications, residue recycling and cover crops are off to a great start!

Mike Wyatt: We are having ideal weather for fall harvest in Nebraska. Day time temps are in the upper 60’s and the nights are in the low 30’s. No rain and no rain forecasted. Harvest for the remaining fall crops is progressing rapidly. Dry land corn yields cover a range from 80 to 130 bushel per acre. Irrigated corn yields are 200 to 250 bushel per acre. Popcorn yielding around 5500 lbs per acre. Sugar beets are close to 40 tons per acre, no report on sugar content.

Galen Nissley (Honeyville): Most farmers have switched to beans in Northern Indiana. We have a lot of heavy soil in this area, so moisture has been an issue. The temperature has been in the 40’s and today is cold, rainy, and windy. We have a couple nicer days predicted so farmers will be able to continue with harvest.

Tom Adams (Maraseed Inc.): The weather is very cool in New York, 40’s and 50’s. We got 1.5 inches of rain last week, which was much needed. Some guys are starting to combine corn and soybeans. Silage and hay is done. It’ll be a couple weeks before harvest is done.

Eric Johnston: Farmers made progress getting the crops harvested in North Central Illinois this past week. A customer’s soybeans made over 90 bushels/acre. He said he had never seen the yield monitor go above 100 so many times harvesting soybeans. Our Residuce® and some of our foliar products were applied on that particular field.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Weather Wednesday 10/12/16

It’s been pretty good harvest weather around here this past week. The weekend was absolutely beautiful. Sunny with a light breeze; blue skies. What the hubby calls a perfect fall day! Especially for picking corn!

Here’s a look at what our guys are seeing in the field:

Eric Johnston: Around North Central Illinois we received around an inch of rain last Thursday that kept guys out of the fields for a few days but its been full steam ahead with harvest since then. The temps have been in the high 60’s to 70 degrees during the day to 40 to 50 degrees during the night.

Ken Musselman: Several days of fair weather has allowed for corn and soybean harvest to progress over large areas of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Dry edible bean harvest has been a challenge for many due to narrow harvest windows. Late season growth due to excessive late summer rains has caused additional challenges due to immature green beans being on the same plant as dry beans.

Gary Campbell: Drier weather for the past week has enabled harvest to get rolling in Central Wisconsin, Michigan and Northern Ohio. In the areas that were deluged with water in September, a more normal October has helped hay and corn silage get wrapped up with grain harvest just beginning. Hopefully a few showers this week won’t slow things down too much!

Mike Wyatt: Temperatures in Nebraska are in the low 60’s during the day, nights are in the low 30’s and upper 20’s. Occasional rain showers, not much to measure. Irrigated corn is starting to be harvested, no yield reports at this time.

Ray Roettger: In Southern  Indiana, the highs have been in the low 80’s and dry; great harvest weather. In Northern Indiana, the highs have been in the upper 70’s and dry allowing harvest to move ahead at a good pace. New York is mostly dry and cool with highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.

And with that, here’s to another week of harvest.

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Next Year starts NOW!

I’m sure many of you are reading this in the combine. And that’s okay! What you do this fall “sets the table” for success in 2017, and we can help you set the table with both products and discounts!

15% Cash Discount* on all Dramm Fish products
10% Cash Discount* on all other AgriEnergy products**

With years and years of experience, we can help you figure out several timely issues on your farm:

  • Residue Management
  • Fall Seeding
  • Fertility for Fall Crops
  • Cover Crops
  • Preparing Forages and other Perennials for dormancy
  • Soil Testing

And, be sure to ask us specifically about the benefits of our biologicals in the fall:

  • Residuce®
  • SP-1™
  • Myco Seed Treat®

There’s still time to set the table for 2017! 

*Cash Discount applies to product delivered by November 1, and paid for within 10 days of invoice receipt
**Discount does NOT apply to commodities or pesticides

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Biological Farming Seminar: Field & Plant Tours

We are so excited to show off some of the most fertile fields in Bureau County, Illinois in just EIGHT days. Eight days, my friends, is all that’s standing between you and a wonderfully, guided tour of our crop land. See our new products shine with your own eyes at our upcoming field day!

We’ll show you how we grew more productive soybean plants pictured below. The stripped plants are showing the treated set (right) produced 48% more branches and 27% more productive nodes than the untreated counterpart.

bare soybean plants cropped 2

We’ll also show you how to get more foliage, uniformity, and bigger stems on corn plants. Which set can support the most 600+ kernel ears?

Corn Plant Side-by-Side Comparison

There will be soil pits at each location with presentations on soil health and field observations made throughout the growing season.

Following the conclusion of the field tours at 5:00pm, there will be an optional tour of our plant so you can see how we do things.

Our Biological Farming Seminar & Field Day is scheduled from 9:00am-5:00pm Thursday, September 8 at Wise Guys Bar & Grill, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton, Illinois. Today is the LAST DAY to RSVP. Call 815-872-1190 or email A complimentary lunch will be provided for those with advanced registration. For more information, click here.

Tune in tomorrow as we briefly cover everything that will be on the seminar agenda!


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Biological Farming Seminar: New Product Launch

This has been one rewarding summer as we’ve been testing new product combinations all throughout the Midwest and up through the east coast. Over and over, we’ve seen these products work right before our very own eyes! Some growers can hardly believe it’s the same field. So what gives? What makes these products so great? Are farmers really that excited?


If soil health trips you up, then Dean Craine is your guy!

Find out at our upcoming Biological Farming Seminar & Field Day from 9:00am-5:00pm Thursday, September 8 at Wise Guys Bar & Grill, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton, Illinois. Our general manager Dean Craine will share what he’s seen in corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oats, potatoes, snap beans, wheat, peppers, tomatoes, and kale as well as in numerous greenhouses this summer. Let’s just say this is something you won’t want to miss no matter what you grow!

The success we have observed this summer with our new product line has been nothing short of amazing. We are observing synergism like nothing we have ever tested before. We have put “our” best with “their” best and have found amazing results. On September 8th we will have some of the best minds present to explain how this works.

Craine has been actively engaged in biological farming since 1982 when he began working with our founder, Dave Larson. Prior to being named general manager in 2001, he planned biological soil fertility programs as part of our agronomy sales team.

Reserve your spot today by calling 815-872-1190 or emailing A complimentary lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by August 31st. For more information, click here.

Tune in tomorrow to learn about the impacts of antioxidants and polyamines in crop production!


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Upcoming Field Days

If your summer has gotten away from you and you haven’t had a chance to connect with us at a field day, there’s still a few more opportunities – August 25 in Spalding, Nebraska or August 31 in Sterling, Ohio.

Whether you’re interested in organic row crops or organic dairy, there’s bound to be something for everyone:

shadow seeding popcorn

You’ll get to see fields such as this popcorn field at Glaser’s.

  • Glaser Farm Field Day – Join Jerry and Cindy Glaser at their farm, 50206 820th St., Spalding, Nebraska, for a day filled with networking and education from 10:30am-3:00pm on Thursday, August 25. The Glaser’s farm 750 irrigated organic crop acres and pasture to support 400 cow/calf pairs and organic grass-finished beef. They manage a rotation program incorporating popcorn, corn, beans, small grains, forages, and alfalfa grass mixes. The husband-wife team will share why they do what they do through guided field tours of several of their fields. Please RSVP to AgriEnergy Resources 815-872-1190.
  • Organic Valley Field Day – Hosted by the Scott Stoller family of Sterling, Ohio, theOrganic Valley Field Day will take a closer look into how one Organic Valley member is meeting the demands for organic milk, grain, and forages. Scott has been a
    Scott Stoler

    Scott Stoller’s organic dairy farm.

    member of Organic Valley for several years, producing organic milk, corn, alfalfa, clover, wheat sorghum sudan, and pasture. Tour his farm and learn what it takes to produce high quality organic milk from 9:30am-3:30pm Wednesday, August 31 at Scott Stoller’s farm, 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. Please RSVP to John Daniel Schlabach 330-683-7321 or 330-465-1794 by August 24.


Hope to see you at one or both of these upcoming field days!

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Doudlah to host organic field day

OGRAIN (Organic Grain Resources and Information Network at the University of Wisconsin – Madison) and MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service) will be co-hosting an organic field day at Doudlah Farms in Evansville, Wisconsin from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, August 11.


Mark Doudlah’s organic corn

This event will explore a number of topics including, weed control, crop rotations, soil and human health, budgeting, crop insurance, dry bean production, and no-till soybeans. In fact, our sales agronomist, Gary Campbell, will be discussing the roles soil biology, starter fertilizers, foliar feed, and proper residue decomposition play in organic corn production.

Other speakers include Organic Consultant Gary McDonald, Emerging Markets Specialist Paul Dietmann, University of Wisconsin – Madison Researcher Dr. Erin Silva, M.D. Dr. Robert Waters, Regional Soil Health Specialist Justin Morris, Senior Organic Specialist Harriet Behar, and of course Farmer Mark Doudlah.


Mark Doudlah’s pinto beans

Mark Doudlah operates a 1,450 acre diversified organic grain operation producing corn, soybeans, ancient grains, cover crop seed (Aroostook Rye, Purple Bounty Vetch, 4010 Forage Peas), dry beans, and canning crops.

This $10 event is open to all farmers and those interested in organic farming. Lunch will be included for all those that pre-register at

The Doudlah Field Day will kick off at the Cooksville Community Center, 11204 N. Church Street, Evansville, Wisconsin 53536.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this highlight reel from last year’s field day. Hope to see you there!

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