Agronomic Know How

Strong agronomics are at the core of the Golden Harvest brand. Our local agronomists and Golden Harvest Seed Advisors work hard to combine their agronomic and product knowledge to evaluate how soil, genetics and management practices interact with your local environment. They also can help you understand which Golden Harvest products will perform best for you. In addition to getting growing tips from your agronomist or Seed Advisor, our agronomy information can help you manage your crops throughout the season so you get the most out of every field when the combines start rolling.

Agronomy in Action sites

Step into the field, experience our hardworking agronomics in action and gain advice from experts on how to most successfully manage your operation by interacting with crop and plot trials.

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Harvest is underway, and the work is far from over. There are many agronomic factors to consider to ensure you finish the season as strong as you started. Check out these agronomic resources to be sure you’re prepared for whatever comes your way.

6 Tips for Harvesting Your Best Soybean Yield

Preparation is key to a farmer's success, especially as harvest time more

Calibrate Your Yield Monitor for Harvest

Your yield monitor can provide you with information that can help you make better decisions about se…read more

Ear Rot Diseases in Corn: Identification and Management

Variable weather conditions are causing ear rots to appear in corn.…read more

How to Attain Your Best Yield with Lodged Corn

Farmers may face some form of lodging every year, but if your fields experience wetter conditions th…read more


Looking ahead to the upcoming season, there are many agronomic factors to consider. Taking a cue from the previous season can help you select hybrids and varieties with the right genetics and traits for your field conditions and management plans. Check out our agronomy resources to get the latest tips and recommendations for your area.

You’ve Selected Your Seed – Now Plant it Where it Will Perform Best

Planting 2 or more genetic families is important to offsetting risk, since we can’t predict the more

5 Tips to Growing Corn Successfully

Before you plant corn, here are 5 factors you’ll want to keep in mind to start your season successfu…read more

Consider Soil Type with Nitrogen Response Ratings

Soil type plays a key role influencing the availability and uptake of nitrogen by hybrids.…read more

Optimize Yield Potential with Proper Plant Population

It is a common belief that increasing plant populations increases ears per acre and consequently, in…read more


In order to have a successful harvest, you have to start strong. That’s why we want to help you get on the right track and get the most out of your seed bags this season. Check out our agronomic information for localized tips on how to maximize your corn and soybean investment from the beginning.

Take Action to Protect Your Late-Planted Soybeans

A delayed start to the season has the potential to rush soybean planting. This can sometimes mean more

Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Identification, Scouting and Management

Spring weather has encouraged both black cutworm and true armyworm to come back to many fields throu…read more

Soybean Stand Evaluation and Replant Aids

Each spring, Mother Nature has a tendency to impact the planting schedule and stand establishment of…read more

Navigating Weeds within a Compressed Planting Window

Planting corn and soybeans simultaneously creates a challenging herbicide application environment.…read more


When the season is in full swing, there are many agronomic factors to consider to ensure you finish strong and see the numbers you are looking for on your yield monitor. Check out the agronomic information for your area for late-season insights and recommendations.

How to Handle Hail Damage to your Hybrids

One-third of hail storms occur from June to September, during prime corn growing more

Brookings, SD, Site Demos Help Prepare for Next Year’s Planting

Our Golden Harvest Agronomy in Action site in Brookings, SD, is in full swing. Site visitors are wal…read more

Is it Brown Stem Rot or Sudden Death Syndrome?

In some regions during the mid- to late- pod filling stages, soybeans are showing some stem and root…read more

It’s Scouting Time for Corn and Soybean Aphids

Now that pollination is finished, concerns over corn and soybean insect issues have returned.…read more


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