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TRIAL PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES​


Nothing beats first-hand knowledge. With Trial Experience Videos, you’ll hear directly from growers using Monsanto BioAg™ products in their local BioAdvantage Trials. Through regular updates, you’ll follow the in-season stories of growers as they experience the benefits of innovative microbial solutions — helping you make more informed decisions.


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2017 BioAdvantage Trials Introduction

 

BioAdvantage Trials Video Series

In 2017, we embarked on a journey to capture authentic grower stories on how Monsanto BioAg™ products have helped farmers achieve better performance. This cross-country tour spanned 6 states and showcased the potential biological products can have on bottom lines in a variety of scenarios throughout the growing season.


​Early Season​​​

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Kip Roberson - North Carolina - Corn, Cotton & ​Soybeans

Second-year participant Kip R​oberson is willing to try anything on his farm. After testing QuickRoots® Technology on his corn and soy, Kip is sold on how well the product helps improve plant health and performance.

 

James Bookhart - South Carolina - Corn, Soybeans & Peanuts

For James Bookhart, it’s important to be on the cutting edge of new agricultural technology, which is why he trials microbials products like QuickRoots® ​Technology and TagTeam® LCO XC ​Technology.​

 

Zeb Winslow - North Carolina - Corn & Cotton

First-year participant Zeb Winslow is an avid proponent of no-till and understands the importance of soil health. That’s exactly why he’s eager to test microbial products like QuickRoots® Technology on his corn and cotton.

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Ben Fast - Minnesota - Corn & Soybeans

DEKALB® & Asgrow® farmer Ben Fast knows that under the right conditions, new technology can give him huge advantages in the field. He’s testing QuickRoots® Technology, and is already seeing improvements ondifferent fields.

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Eric Kronback - Minnesota - Soybeans

Eric Kronback always struggled to grow soybeans in the tough Minnesota soils. After seeing success with QuickRoots® Technology, he has a new outlook on what the future holds for his operation.​


Mid-Season

 

Nick Emanuel - Nebraska - Corn & Soybeans

Second-year Monsanto BioAg™ trial participant Nick Emanuel relies on data and analytics before he applies anything to all of his fields. After a successful first year, Nick is applying QuickRoots® Technology to every Monsanto variety he’s planted.

 

Chad McDaniel - Nebraska - Corn & Soybeans

Chad McDaniel, a Fontanelle grower, was excited to test microbial products like TagTeam® LCO XC Technology. He knows they’re backed by extensive research from a leader in agricultural technology — and he’s excited to see how they perform in his fields.

 

Dale Larsch - South Dakota - Soybeans

For South Dakota grower Dale Larsch, testing microbial products isn’t only about bushels this year, but bushels in the coming years. That’s why he’s evaluating TagTeam® LCO XC Technology from Monsanto BioAg™ with the BioAdvantage Trials.

 

Mike Sieck - Kansas - Wheat, Corn & Soybeans

Mike Sieck was in search of a solution that would not only help maximize his fertilizer investment, but also help increase his yields and improve overall plant health. That’s why he tested QuickRoots® Technology.

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Michael Hicks - Illinois - Soybeans

As as High-Yield Specialist, Michael Hicks understands the importance inputs like Monsanto BioAg™ products play in maximizing each acre’s yield potential. That’s why he conducts trials for TagTeam® LCO XC Technology via the BioAdvantage Trials.

 

Jason Pitcher - Illinois - Corn

For Channel Seedsman Jason Pitcher, knowing how products perform before they hit a customer’s field is critical, not only to his success, but to the success of his growers. That’s why he participates in the BioAdvantage Trials each year.


Harvest​

 

Darcy Nickel - Kansas - Wheat, Corn & Soybeans​​

Second-year participant Darcy Nickel likes seeing how new products work across the varied conditions in his fields. After testing QuickRoots® Technology on his crops, Darcy is sold on how well the product helps improve plant performance.

 

Jared Flanagin - Kansas - Wheat

Jared Flanagin was looking for products that would help him improve root strength, plant health and ultimately seed performance. That’s why he signed up to test QuickRoots® Technology on his wheat.

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Chad McDaniel - Nebraska - Corn & Soybeans

With another season of BioAdvantage Trials under his belt, Fontanelle Hybrids® dealer, Chad McDaniel evaluates his above-average corn crop and the role QuickRoots® Technology played in its success.

 

Nick Emanuel - Nebraska - Corn & Soybeans

As Nick Emanuel wraps another trial season with the BioAdvantage Trials, he reflects on the resilience QuickRoots® Technology continually showcases in spite of Mother Nature’s best efforts to blow down his corn crop.

 

James Bookhart - South Carolina - Corn, Soybeans & Peanuts

James Bookhart, South Carolina grower and Monsanto employee, shares the positive return on investment QuickRoots® & TagTeam® technologies had on his corn & peanut crops in 2017.

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Kip Roberson - North Carolina - Corn, Cotton & Soybeans

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results & gather program feedback. Kip Roberson evaluates the positive impact QuickRoots® Technology had on his cotton crop shortly following emergence.

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Zeb Winslow - North Carolina - Corn & Cotton

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. North Carolina grower Zeb Winslow shares how QuickRoots® Technology for cotton showed up big in his three side-by-side trials.

 

Zeb Winslow - North Carolina - Corn & Cotton

In Zeb Winslow’s 2017 trials, QuickRoots® Technology for Corn showcased taller plants and larger root development. Despite a lack of yield data, the physical differences alone have Zeb convinced he needs to keep testing this product.

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Jason Pitcher - Illinois - Corn

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. Jason Pitcher, Illinois grower and Channel Seedsman, shares his insight on the consistency of QuickRoots® Technology in corn despite two vastly different growing seasons.

 

Mike Sieck - Kansas - Wheat, Corn & Soybeans

In season plant health in spite of a tough season gave Mike Sieck, Kansas grower and WestBred® Wheat Rep, confidence when treating his winter wheat with QuickRoots® Technology

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Michael Hicks - Illinois - Soybeans

Illinois grower and High-Yield Specialist, Michael Hicks, shares how consistently TagTeam® LOC XC Liquid Soybean technology performs each year, regardless of field placement.

 

Michael Hicks - Illinois - Soybeans

Illinois grower and High-Yield Specialist, Michael Hicks, shares how the BioAdvantage Trials delivers on his area’s need for localized data.

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Jared Flanagin - Kansas - Wheat

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. Kansas grower and Mattson Seed Farms Farm Manager, Jared Flanagin, shares the impact QuickRoots® Technology had on the best dryland wheat crop he’s ever raised.

 

Ben Fast - Minnesota - Corn & Soybeanst

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. Fast Seed & Precision, LLC Owner Ben Fast, shares how QuickRoots® Technology helps him achieve the goal of maximizing profits on his Minnesota farm.

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Season Recap

 

James Bookhart - South Carolina - Corn, Soybeans & Peanuts

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. South Carolina grower and Monsanto employee, James Bookhart shares the benefits of working so closely with his Monsanto BioAg™ rep through the trial program.

 

Kip Roberson - North Carolina - Corn, Cotton & Soybeans

North Carolina grower, Kip Roberson, shares how QuickRoots® Technology performance has impacted his bottom line and changed the perceptions of biologicals in his area.

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Jason Pitcher - Illinois - Corn

Channel Seedsman Jason Pitcher appreciates the support his Monsanto BioAg™ rep brings to not only treating his seed with hard-working biologicals, but also the added help with product placement in both his and his customers’ fields.

 

Jason Pitcher - Illinois - Corn

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. Illinois grower and Channel Seedsman, Jason Pitcher, shares his thoughts on the impact these trials have on the category of Seed Applied Solutions.

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Michael Hicks - Illinois - Soybeans

This offseason we spoke with our 2017 BioAdvantage Trials participants to close the loop on results and gather program feedback. Illinois grower and High-Yield Specialist, Michael Hicks, shares the impact the BioAdvantage Trials has had in his area year-over-year.

 

Jared Flanagin - Kansas - Wheat

Jared Flanagin Kansas grower and Farm Manager speaks to what it takes to improve a bottom line. For him these improvements don’t come by cutting costs, which is why he chooses to invest in inputs like biologicals.

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Ben Fast - Minnesota - Corn & Soybeans

Minnesota grower Ben Fast talks about the impact trial programs like the BioAdvantage Trials can have on the perception of biologicals while instilling confidence in this technology.

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