Using Bio-Forge to Increase Soybean Yields

Joanna Schroeder

This week, during the Ag Associates Conference hosted by StollerUSA, I had the opportunity to talk with Mike Molnar, with Town and Country Ag. His company is a co-op working in nine counties in North Eastern Ohio and three of their locations provide full-service ag products and applications for growers. Molnar told me that he has been using Stoller products …

Agribusiness, Audio, Hay, Soybean, StollerUSA, Uncategorized

The Quest for Higher Yields Starts with the Root Tips

Joanna Schroeder

“The main objective that Stoller has is crop productivity. We’re interested in enhancing yields,” said Dr. Albert Liptay, the Director of Research and Development with StollerUSA, during an interview with me at the Ag Associates Conference this week. “We’re trying to understand what in the system of productivity will enhance yields.” Yield enhancements was one of the focuses during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, StollerUSA

Quality Forage Leads to More Profitable Dairy Cows

Joanna Schroeder

Les Yoder is an expert on dairy cattle. His company Homestead Nutrition works not only to help improve the nutritional value of dairy feed, but also works on crop and soil nutrition. I spoke with him during the Ag Associates Conference to learn more about the benefits of good feed nutrition. “The forage component of the rations is extremely important …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Feed, StollerUSA

Techniques for Increasing Corn Yield

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Ron Heiniger with North Carolina State University is an expert in corn. For many years, he has been researching how to increase corn yields and some of the research he has done in his test plots are showing promising results – 300+ bushels per acre results. To put this number in perspective, the average bushel per acre yield for …

Agribusiness, Corn, Research, StollerUSA

How to Grow Scrumptous Blueberries

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Micheal Orzolek, a professor in Pennsylvania State University’s horticulture department, can grow a mean blueberry. Orzolek has been involved in growing blueberries for the past few years. He has incorporated some of SollerUSA’s technologies to help rejuvenate the blueberry crop. Currently, he is using both a root applied and folio applied program with drip irrigation and early field tests …

Agribusiness, fruit, StollerUSA

Want Yield Increases? Then You Need Healthier Roots.

Joanna Schroeder

There was an unintended theme during the Ag Associates Conference in Houston today–root health.  I heard from several researchers, consultants and growers from all over the world that most farmers concentrate on plant health above the ground but don’t spend enough time learning about the plant under the ground. For StollerUSA, root health is one of their biggest areas of …

Agribusiness, StollerUSA, Video

Lynn Balinas Celebrates B-Day at Ag Associates Conference

Joanna Schroeder

We’re having a great time here in Houston at the Ag Associates Conference. So much so that it was hard to get everyone to take a break and have lunch! Last night, Lynn Balinas, the President of the Hondo Group, celebrated his birthday with the entire StollerUSA team. His team Patricia Lawson and Brenda Gilbertson, the PR gurus who are …

Agribusiness, StollerUSA, Video

Epigenetics: The Next Generation of Ag

Joanna Schroeder

Farmers haven’t been trained to listen to their plants. But for Jerry Stoller, CEO of StollerUSA, that is what his company does best. In some circles, you could even call him the “plant whisperer.” While having breakfast with Jerry this morning, he taught a group of journalists how to listen and what we heard is….”epigenetics.” “This is going to be …

Agribusiness, StollerUSA

Hob Nobbin in Houston

Joanna Schroeder

I spent the evening getting a preview of the research that is going to be presented tomorrow in Houston during the 17th annual Ag Associates Conference. I chatted with people from all over the world including Canada, Australia, Jamaica, Trinidad, North Korea, Cameroon, and more. One of the things I found most fascinating was to hear about the diversity of …

Agribusiness, StollerUSA

Heading South for U.S. Ag Associates Conference

Joanna Schroeder

I’m packing my bags for Houston as I get ready to head to the U.S. Ag Associates Conference. I’m a kind of a self-proclaimed geek so I’m really excited to hear the research presentations from professors, consultants, growers, and StollerUSA group representatives. The conference began 17 years ago as a gathering of seven people, mostly consultants, whose goal was to …

Agribusiness, StollerUSA