Iowa Farmer, Matt Danner, On Bringing New Technologies To The Farm

May 30, 2019

“The biggest stretch we’ve had to plant has been two days this year, we’ve been working through the night in some cases,” remarked Matt Danner, co-owner of Templeton Family Farms. Planting this year has been difficult to say the least given the extreme temperature swings and heavy rainfall. Matt, his older brother, and father run […]


Managing White Mold In Soybeans

May 21, 2019

Managing soil-borne pathogens can be difficult. As growers and agronomists, we may only have a few pieces of information available to work with. If we are lucky, we may have scouting records with detailed notes. In most situations, this is not the case. I am sure we all agree, our current management of soil-borne pathogens […]


Potato Operation Grapples With Devastating Yield Loss As A Result Of Disease

April 5, 2019

The Challenge: A large potato grower had experienced yield losses of up to 15% and was struggling to manage multiple disease symptoms that continued to surface. When he approached Trace Genomics, he hoped to get confirmation of where the disease was present in his fields and the steps he could take to prevent yield loss while mitigating disease across his operation.


4 Things To Consider For Spring Soil Sampling In Row Crops

March 22, 2019

Due to extended periods of rainy weather in the Midwest, fall field activities were cut short. One of those activities was soil sampling. As you wait for the last bit of snow to melt, here are four things to consider when you are planning to take spring soil samples:  


A Look At How Trace’s Culture Promotes Balance On International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! We are proud to have female founders and it’s especially important for us to acknowledge the accomplishments by women on this day. The International Women’s Day campaign theme this year is #BalanceforBetter, we gathered thoughts from our team to share what balance means to us.  


What Distinguishes One Microbiology Test From Another?

February 12, 2019

A frequent question we receive is about how our test differs from other soil microbiology tests. Since there are multiple tests that measure soil microbiology, let’s focus on one common example for our comparison. The 24-hour CO2 burst test is often used by agronomists to quantify the amount of soil microbial life. This test, which […]


Q&A Feature: Building A Community Of Partners With Sara Harper, Founder of Grounded Growth

February 5, 2019

We recently sat down with Sara Harper, founder of Grounded Growth, a membership-based company that enables, supports and grows business partnerships between member businesses, member farms and consumers. Sara brings over 20 years of industry experience and a deep expertise in the intersecting areas of agriculture, climate change and sustainability.   


5 Things We Learned From Our Product Council Meeting

January 20, 2019

A core philosophy at Trace is a laser focus on customer profitability. This philosophy has been foundational since our company’s founding in 2015. We remain close to the markets and customers we serve to quickly address their needs and prioritize our products’ features. This is exactly what we had in mind when we built our […]


Our Commitment To Our Customers in 2019

January 2, 2019

  By now, you’ve probably eaten the remaining cookies, recycled the wrapping paper, and stored the holiday decorations. As you turn your calendar to January, the beginning of the new year can only mean one thing: It’s time to make your new year’s resolution. Trace Genomics is right there with you. We want to do […]


How Our Customers Can Be Sure Their Soil Test Results Are Accurate

December 17, 2018

A customer sends us a soil sample, we return a soil health report. Soil tells a story of the environment it’s providing for the crop, it uncovers information like what pathogens are lurking, how much beneficial nutrients are present, so our customers can make big decisions like what seed variety to plant or which fertilizer […]


Finding The Root Of The Issue Using The Trace Soil Test

November 16, 2018

“Other farmers talk to my customers and say ‘hey, we want to do what you’re doing.’ If they see something is successful in an orchard, they want to get similar results,” Arnie Cramer, a PCA with Nutrien Ag Solutions, said. Consistency and positive outcomes, including higher yield, healthier trees, and strong return on investment, are […]


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