June 5, 2020

Dicamba Ruling – Does it Affect Your Farm?

The ag world is buzzing with the news of this week’s court ruling blocking the sale of in-season applications of dicamba in soybeans. While this is […]
April 24, 2019

New Soybean Traits On The Block. What’s What.

Recent months have seen a lot of action in the world of soybean trait approvals. With reports of open acres still available for #plant19, we thought […]
February 14, 2019

Enlist E3™ Soybeans: Dead Weeds and Peace of Mind

Four years ago We first planted Enlist E3™ soybean increases on our farm and sprayed Enlist Duo™ herbicide, along with our normal pre-emerge program, on those […]
June 28, 2018

The Only Constant is Change

“The check is in the mail.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  And, “After the merger/buyout, nothing will really change.” Those are popular […]
May 30, 2018
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Carl’s Thoughts on the Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Barack Obama was still President. Hillary Clinton had a clear and unsurmountable lead in the polls to win the 2016 election. The Chicago Cubs were leading […]
May 22, 2018

2019 Soybeans Are in the Ground. What Will New Traits do for You?

In today’s “Conversations with Carl”, Carl Peterson, president of Peterson Farms Seed, talks about the new soybean traits being planted on our farm in preparation for […]
March 29, 2018

The Scoop on Soybean Traits

In my 20 plus years in the seed business, I have never seen more uncertainty around which products or traits might be best for each farm—and […]
February 2, 2016

The Quest for 1st Place Is Not Always Best

We all have a hunger to be the victors. In NDSU football this year, it was the Bison 5-peat. In the Olympics, it is going for […]
January 27, 2016

Invasion of the Yield Snatchers

Our family loves to watch movies. I was thinking the other day of some of the scarier movies we have seen: Invasion of the Yield Snatchers […]
November 3, 2015

Carl Peterson Attends Weed Resistance Global Symposium in France

From the top of the Eiffel Tower, you can see a long ways! That might seem both obvious and irrelevant to a post about weed resistance. […]
February 12, 2015

Learning from Ag’s Technical Revolution

The only thing creating more buzz than talk of a technical revolution in agriculture is a swarm of June mosquitos at dusk. And for many of […]
December 5, 2014

“When your only tool is a hammer, pretty soon everything starts to look like a nail!”

No, I’m not going into carpentry. But, some of the advertising I’ve been hearing about soybean seed reminds me of this old line about hammers. There […]