A rotating selection each month to get to know the Burrus Account and Sales Managers.
Bryce Sandahl celebrated five years with the Burrus team this past August. Bryce lives with his family in German Valley, IL. When he’s not assisting growers, Bryce enjoys hunting, fishing, farming and golf. If you are a grower in northwest Illinois or east central Iowa looking to increase your yields, contact Bryce today!
In 1977, Dave Olson planted his first Hughes Hybrids corn product, SLX- 19. This marked the beginning of a long friendship and business relationship between the Hughes and Olson families. Dave, along with his brother Dale, raise corn, soybeans, and tobacco just outside of Stoughton, Wisconsin in Dane County.
From that first seed corn hybrid, the relationship between Hughes and the Olson brothers has grown to more than a simple supplier/customer transaction. Dave and Dale have always been on the cutting edge of agronomic practices, and are interested in trying the newest ideas and technologies. This drive led them to becoming a research plot cooperator for Hughes, and 18 years later, this relationship continues with Burrus. Thank you to the Olson’s for 40 great years of working together!
These are the top 10 questions encountered during the 2017 growing season. If you would like to see the rest of the top 20 list, visit the Think Burrus blog.
This year, the two main offenders seen across our footprint have been Aspergillus and Fusarium ear rots.
Stress during the grain fill period can increase the risk of stalk rots in corn prior to grain harvest.
When looking at the 2017 planting dates across the Burrus footprint, there were some commonalities because of Mother Nature.
This year, we have noticed tip back on many ears across the Burrus footprint.
The success of the LibertyLink system can be attributed to both the high yield potential of the LibertyLink seed as well as the excellent weed control of Liberty® herbicide.
It will depend on the temperatures over the next few weeks to know if fungal diseases such as Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) or Southern rust make an appearance.
Japanese beetles can be a devastating pest in both corn and soybeans.