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Join experts from Landus as well as other special guests as we dive into the latest factors impacting farming operations in grain, agronomy, and more. Each month you can expect two timely episodes, one for all things grain, and the other for agronomy and more. GROW Podcast is brought to you by the Landus GROW Solutions Center. Subscribe today!

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To Plant, Or Not to Plant

April 13, 2024

"To Plant, Or Not to Plant " Ah, and that is the question. And that’s exactly why we put our two favorite agronomists in the same room (warehouse) to talk shop (agronomy) in this special early release of the GROW Podcast. Join Landus ‪Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead, Dan Bjorklund and special guest, Landus Account Lead (and your 2024 Iowa Certified Crop Adviser of the Year), Dave Lemke in this special release, recorded in the Gowrie, IA seed warehouse. Highlights: •Are you planting over this weekend (04/12 – 04/14)? •Hear the things these agronomists are looking forward to and things they’re weary about out for this planting season. •There’s always a headline disease or insect in the growing year, and it could be a few things we haven’t seen in quite some time this year. •Agility will be crucial in dealing with the unknown variables that will be dealing with weather, disease conditions, and such. •The prescription from the virtual agronomist (Dan) is: apply AcreEdge CropLift early and often. Their bottom line message: Make sure you don’t screw it up! And always call your GROW Solutions Center when you have questions. Learn more about AcreEdge: Connect With us:

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Innovation to Grow Your Operation

April 01, 2024

Think of the most intriguing questions in ag. Does it have to do with sustainability? Labor? Succession planning? The bad news is that these are just a few of the topics that farmers are asking themselves. The good news is that Landus is hosting farmers to its Des Moines Connector to answer these questions and so many more on April 3 & 4. Brooke Blessington from LANDWERX hosts this special release of the GROW Podcast. Join Brooke Blessington, LANDWERX Innovation Hub Director, and three guests who are showing their technology, solutions, and (of course) innovation. If you’re interested in attending the Innovation Connector events, register at Learn more:

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Have You Checked Your Grain Bins? | GROW Podcast

March 19, 2024

Spring break just ended and school is back in session. Join special guest, Charles Hurburgh, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Professor at Iowa State University as he and Ashley Kaldenberg discuss the best practices to keep stored grain healthy before you sell. Highlights: We’ve been on the upswing in the market. The saying is “reward the rally.” Sell while the market is going up. Ideally, you cool grain immediately after harvest. Generally, you’ll store below 40ºF, and freezing is OK Take your center cores out! Evaluating your middle cores for humidity, moisture, and mold progression helps you gauge when you need to sell As a rule of thumb, grain should be under moisture levels of 17% Links: Integrated Crop Newsletter (Iowa State University) Landus Grow On the Go bi-weekly newsletter USDA Acreage Report 2024 (Planting Intentions Report) Landus Innovation Connector Events

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Your Eye in the Sky

March 05, 2024

If you could know what every individual plant needed to succeed, you’d likely take that information and provide appropriate nutrients and protections to those plants. Now imagine that you have an avian business partner that takes to the sky for an hour every other week, and scans for deficiencies and areas of improvement at the plant level. Your little bird can give you distinct data so you can, “make decisions based on fact rather than feeling.” Landus SkyScout powered by Taranis provides this exact situation to farmers... except your winged, feathered business partner is a qualified agronomy expert armed with the modern technology of drone sensors and lenses. In this episode of the GROW Podcast, Landus Director of GROW Agronomy, John Finneseth, hosts Taranis Vice President of Customer Success, Pablo Bruzzoni; and Taranis Customer Success Representative, Corey Edge to talk about how SkyScout provides farmers with data gathered just a few feet in the air can break the boundaries of what we thought was possible for ag-data. Highlights: If you’re interested in SkyScout applications and pricing, visit us during our Innovation Connector events! Register at

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Making Your Voice Heard | Rural Matters

February 20, 2024

The cooperative model is based on doing for the farmer what they can’t do themselves. Although Landus has outgrown the mold of what traditional cooperative can do, we remain committed to representing farmer goals and values. One of the more underrepresented settings of farmers is none other than our state capital in Des Moines and Capitol Hill in D.C. This week’s GROW Podcast is hosted by Landus Vice President of External Affairs, and Rural Matters author, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson; with Landus ‪Business Development Lead, Brian Crowe. Together, they tackle what topics are bearing the most weight for Iowa and American farmers. Highlights: •It’s never been easier to let Landus know the topics you’re passionate about. Complete our Rural Matters survey here: •Read Rural Matters every week for the latest updates on rural policy: Connect with us:

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What Makes Agronomy Fun | GROW Podcast

February 06, 2024

When the season starts, farmers formulate a “game plan.” A plan that they curate with the help of their agronomists on what outcomes are likely to occur throughout the growing and harvest seasons. Last year presented challenges that we knew would present hardships. However, in every game plan lies an area of uncertainty. According to Landus ‪Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead, Dan Bjoklund, “that’s what makes agronomy fun.” In this episode of the GROW Podcast, Landus ‪Optimization and Procurement Lead, John King, delivers his market updates and talks with Dan about the challenges that lie ahead for 2024. Technology and innovative solutions will be key to conquering the 2024 obstacles, so be sure to attend one of our Innovation Connector events that will be happening later this March. View the full AcreEdge Performance Portfolio Purchase any AcreEdge product and be entered into the Edge of Your Seat Sweepstakes! View the contest details here. Read more on the state-of-the-art facility being constructed in Boone Connect with us

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New Year, Same Grain | Grain Episode

January 23, 2024

The January WASDE Report by the USDA is one of the more significant WASDE monthly reports. It tells the final numbers of harvested crop across the US and basis will be based off the numbers in this report. Landus ‪Strategic Account Manager, Ashley Kaldenberg hosts this week’s GROW Podcast with returning guest, Landus ‪Grain Merchandiser, Reese Drenth. Highlights: Read the January WASDE Report. View the Price Later Contracts and the Landus Decision Matrix on our Grain Marketing page. View more contracts in the Landus portal. Connect with us on social media.

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Insights for Your 2024 Growing Season | Agronomy Episode

January 09, 2024

The Agronomy Trio (minus one) is back again with their compiled results from the 2023 harvest. Which hybrids did the best? Did any of them manage stress better than expected? What should you expect from your seeds for next harvest? Get the latest on the agronomy markets, the stressors predicted for the 2024 crop, and more in this episode of the GROW Podcast. Connect with us

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Introducing AcreEdge Performance Portfolio | GROW Podcast

November 21, 2023

Seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady has nutrient supplements designed for him because off the shelf supplements don’t meet his specific needs — why should your crops be any different? Be the Tom Brady of farming with AcreEdge products. In this episode, John King hosts guests who are responsible for the launch of the brand new AcreEdge Performance Portfolio—a special line up of products that are designed to enhance critical inputs, optimize application practices, and elevate crop performance throughout the growing season. Listen in as John King, Optimization and Procurement Lead; Edwin Suarez Araya, Technical Agronomy Manager; Matt Jones, Executive Vice President of Sales; Ryan Grant, Marketing and Communications Lead; have to say about AcreEdge and what it provides for the farmer. •View the full AcreEdge Performance Portfolio here •Purchase any AcreEdge product and be entered into the Edge of Your Seat Sweepstakes! View the contest details here •Read more on the state-of-the-art facility being constructed in Boone here •Connect with us

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Your Grain, Our Wheels | Grain Episode

November 07, 2023

A major endeavor Landus will be emphasizing in 2024 is the direct shipment of all our products. Both our grain and agronomy departments currently offer their own versions of direct ship, but the premium service will only get better for next year. GROW Podcast host and Landus strategic account manager Ashley Kaldenberg, strategic dispatcher Savannah Carroll, and grain merchandiser Reese Drenth, provide high-level examples of how farmers can use direct ship for their on-farm, grain needs. Highlights: •Market updates from Reese Drenth at 1:15 •Direct ship can be used throughout the year •Savannah Carroll’s position allows Landus customers to talk to one person to get their direct ship needs met. •On-farm storage grew 20% among Landus growers USDA WASDE report will be released Nov. 9. You’ll find it here. Connect with us

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Plant Health: The Beginning and End | Agronomy Episode

October 24, 2023

The factor that paid dividends this season was stock rigidity and health. With dryer conditions toward the end of this year’s growing season and higher winds to the west, crop health was the make-or-break factor for many farmers. The agronomy trio John King, Brad Sherwin, and Dan Bjorklund, return after exploring through farmer plots and report back their findings. Highlights: Market Update 2024 December corn prices could benefit from a 5%-10% crop risk The Israel and Palestine conflict may affect natural gas prices; which could affect market prices in general Landus crop protection prices launch first week of November. Keep an eye out for Landus communication pieces with more information Agronomy Portion It was a good harvest for Brevant hybrids. Their plant health was great and withstood the dry spell that langured through the end of the V5 growing season. Data will continue to be a big factor for future crops. Sample your soil this year so you’ll know what’s needed for next year. Although potassium is considered a secondary micronutrient, it’s working into consideration as a primary nutrient. Show notes: Dave Lemke brought a lot of insight to this week’s agronomy discussion. Read his recent Getting to Know Landus feature here. Connect with us

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Harvest This Year... And Beyond | GROW Podcast

October 10, 2023

Crop numbers are strong so far in the 2023 harvest. Join the GROW Podcast from in the combine or on the road and get insights for geography harvest numbers and 2024 outlooks. Follow host, and Landus strategic account manager, Ashley Kaldenberg as she sits down with special guest, Landus senior grain merchandiser, Jim Engler, through the latest edition of the GROW Podcast.


Approx. 75% done with bean harvest.

A dry September and low moisture percentage in corn has led to a quick harvest.

Corn test weight is less of a concern. While lower than what’s been seen in the last few years, corn should store well.

Going into harvest, the farmer was weakly sold on grain. Storing crop is a trading decision. Don't fall in love with your crop and sell when appropriate.

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