Holly Thrasher

Holly grew up in South Central Kansas, and her connection to agriculture began by spending countless hours working with her grandpa on the farm where she grew up. Holly earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in agronomy from Kansas State University. Her career in the seed industry includes roles ranging from senior research associate to technical seed manager and dealer recruitment and training. Fun fact about Holly: As a senior at Kansas State, she served as the National Corresponding Secretary for the Students in Agronomy, Soils and Environment Sciences (SASES).

Jun 09, 2020

by Holly Thrasher

One of the biggest concerns we hear from farmers thinking about growing conventional corn is the issue of weed control. After all, how can you manage weeds in your fields when you can’t use traditional non-selective herbicide products? But the reality of a conventional corn herbicide program is that

Jun 08, 2020

by Holly Thrasher

At this point in the season, most corn is in the ground for farmers —and we hope that you are all seeing even emergence in every field by now. But for some of you, weather challenges—either before, at or since planting—or any number of other issues may have led to concerns about the need to replant

Jun 04, 2020

by Holly Thrasher

If you’re planning a sidedress fertilizer application of nitrogen (N) for your crops, you may want to consider utilizing a nitrogen stabilizer to help get the most out of that application. That’s because plant-usable forms of nitrogen are often lost through the processes of denitrification, leaching

Jun 02, 2020

by Holly Thrasher

Managing plant nutrition in soybeans can sometimes be a little confusing. What nutrients will your crop get naturally from the soil? When do you need to provide additional nutrients to ensure a healthy soybean crop? Some farmers will fertilize corn for two successive crops, leaving soybeans to scave

Oct 24, 2019

by Holly Thrasher

Across the Northern Corn Belt, the weather events of 2019 made for a delayed planting window and, in many areas, saturated soils throughout the growing season. As we look at harvest, persistently wet soils could leave many farmers waiting for the ground to freeze in order to get their crops safely o