"I’ve been very happy with Ohlde Seed. In fact, I actually became a dealer for them and planted 100 percent Ohlde corn, soybeans and wheat this year. When I sell to somebody, I want to have the confidence that it will work for them, so I use it on my own farm to find out for myself how different numbers perform."
"I’ve been no-till farming for 20 years, using Ohlde soybeans for 30 years, and have known the Ohlde family for nearly that long, as well. The Ohlde varieties have done well for me, but I also like working with a family corporation. Of the six different crops that I grow, I’m also planting Ohlde wheat and Ohlde corn. I usually plant about three different varieties of soybeans to match the soil type; my wheat is a blend of three different varieties, and I’ve got two different Ohlde numbers in corn. I do have about 200 acres of irrigated farm ground, but I have a limited water supply, so I typically plant a dryland rate of soybeans on my irrigated soil. Last year, I had the best soybean crop ever."
"We just started growing corn about 10 years ago, so I’m still learning. I started out with what some of the neighbors were using and, at the same time, put in test plots most years to find the best varieties for my farm. Five years ago, my dealer suggested I try some Ohlde corn; so I put a few bags in our plot and they came in second and third. As a result, I started planting more Ohlde hybrids each year, while still using our ‘workhorse’ hybrid. However, that company dropped that number this year, so I went with 100 percent Ohlde, while putting variety plots in five different fields. The Ohlde hybrids have always done very well, but we only got two quarter-inch rains in July, so they are in for a real test this year."
"I was introduced to Ohlde Seed Farms a couple years ago and planted my first crop of Ohlde soybeans on 250 acres last year. They did really well, so this year, partly because of the relationship with Austin Greve, the company rep for this area, I went with 100 percent Ohlde beans. I’m also trying the new Xtend™ soybeans with the dicamba tolerance, due to the resistance to glyphosate in this area, and that’s really helped us clean up some of our fields. I like the fact that they’re from a company right here in Kansas. So it’s been a good partnership."
"It’s probably been five years since we’ve grown any soybeans, so this is the first time we’ve grown any Ohlde soybeans. It’s been really nice having Austin Greve ‘hold our hand’ through the process and having him there to answer the phone or come over when we need an answer. He helped us figure out what to do, what not to do, which variety to plant on different soils, etc. As a result, we planted three different varieties on 550 acres. Austin recommended, for example, that we put a better ‘bean on our good, flat ground and go with a taller variety on our terraced ground. We planted them around late May and they’ve come along really well, even through the heat."
Steve, Ross and Kory Littlefield
"I have about 500 acres of soybeans planted this year, with a little over half of them being Ohlde soybeans. This is the first year I’ve tried anything from Ohlde Seed and one of the reasons I went with them is I was looking for cost-competitive varieties with the yield data and genetic traits that I needed to make a good crop. I also like the fact that they’re produced a reasonable distance from my farm and not five states away. So far, despite the dry spell this summer, they’re the best looking beans I have."
"I just started as a dealer for Ohlde seeds last year and I've been really impressed with both the product and the company. I like that their products are bred for Kansas. So often, with regional seed companies, there's a lag time with traits like drought tolerance and disease resistance. Yet, Ohlde offers all the state-of-the-art traits you'd expect from big-name companies, as well as higher yields in most cases. The service is so much better, too. If there's a product I need, all I have to do is call and it will be here in the next day or two."
Conway Springs, Kansas
"I custom planted some Ohlde corn seed for a farmer about three years ago and noticed then how well it did. So I bought enough the following year to plant about 10 acres in a plot against Pioneer AQUAmax. The Ohlde variety out-yielded it by 10 bushels per acre. As a result, I've been increasing the acreage planted to Ohlde corn hybrids every year. Of all the test plots I've planted since, including some with as many as 35 different numbers, Ohlde has always had one or two hybrids in the top five."
Jeremiah and Hanna Pence
"All of our spring crops for the last three years have been Ohlde varieties. It all started when Austin Greve, the district sales manager for southern Kansas, asked us to try some of their forage Sudan. Well, the cows just went crazy over it. They ate it all the way down to the ground. Since then, we've added Ohlde corn and Ohlde beans, which we think are superior to anything we've seen. We believe a lot of this is due to the fact that Austin pays close attention to soil type and does a great job of matching the soil specific varieties to the fields. His recommendations have been right on; and the yields have proven it."
Gary and Travis Theuer
"All of my soybeans and most of my corn hybrids are Ohlde Seed varieties. I just feel like their beans are better for our tough conditions. I started with O-379 and have been mainly using O-373 since it came out as the replacement. And it's even better than the 379 was. I can put it in the bottoms or on the high pH soils and it doesn't seem to matter. It's consistent no matter where I plant it. I feel like part of the reason is it is a variety that was picked for our area and our soils. In recent years, I've also been planting Ohlde O-20-05 corn that is double-cropped behind wheat. It's a 105-day variety, but as long as I can get the wheat off early enough and get some rain, it'll provide a decent yield."
"I’ve been using Ohlde wheat seed for around 10 years and just started using their corn and soybean varieties. In fact, I’m already 100 percent on Ohlde soybeans and about 90 percent on their corn, and I haven’t been disappointed with any of their products. They yield as good or better than anything else I’ve planted, and I like the fact that I’m helping the Kansas economy through a homeowned local company. I appreciate even more that they are doing all they can to produce seed that is adapted to northeast Kansas. They’re using genetics that are suited to where I farm rather than for fields that are two states away."