Kingsley, IA: For the Carlsons, raising row crops and hogs is a family affair. Even after Robert Carlson retired and his son, Tim, and grandson, Austin, split the work on the farm in half, all three generations still collaborate to ensure they make the best decisions for their family operation.
Like many growers in northwestern Iowa, the Carlsons faced abnormally heavy bouts of rain in the spring that delayed their planting, as well as hail and windstorms. Fortunately, the rainfall that arrived in August helped their NK® Soybeans S26-P3 brand thrive. With just 10 or so days before harvest, the beans were standing strong and tall with large pods, and their fields were as clean as a pin. The Carlsons expect their yields to hit around 70 to 72 bu/A.
“Our NK Soybeans stand great and are drying down quicker,” Austin Carlson said. “They’re just great.”
Pictured from left: Austin, Tim and Robert Carlson, three generations of Kingsley, IA growers.
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