June 3, 2022

Corn Growth Stages: V1 to V5 – Emergence through 30 Days of Life

Corn hybrid growth stages are sort of like kids—infants have different needs than toddlers and preschoolers require a different approach than adolescents.   In the same way a teenager outgrows shoes every-other-month, […]
May 25, 2022

How Late Can I Plant Corn?

How Late Can I Plant Corn?  With this spring’s challenging weather, I’m asked multiple times a day: “How late can I plant corn?”  Planting status across […]
May 6, 2022

Mudding Seed In is Still Not a Planting Option! EVER!

There are three indicators of when to start planting your crop: the calendar, soil temperature, and soil moisture. This year, the calendar is already out the […]
April 7, 2022

Do the Double Check Down in the Dirt!

I am 25 years into this life of agronomy, and some things never change: Quality-in still equals quality-out!  The very first thing I learned all those […]
March 2, 2022

Tap Into These Weather Resources Every Day for a Top Crop

As the resident weather guy I’m often asked which weather sources I trust. There are a lot of options out there, some better than others. The truth is the […]
December 6, 2021

2022 Product Selection: Stay the Course

Hopefully, this is the last thing you read before making your final product selection for next season. I believe the advice I’m about to offer could […]
October 8, 2021

Swenson’s Weekly Snapshot – 2021 in Review!

With any luck and a couple more weeks of good weather, everything will be harvested in the tri-states. Who would have thought we could have successfully grown 105-day hybrids in Hallock, […]
August 4, 2021

Join us at Field Day – September 1, 2021

2021 Field Day  SAVE THE DATE: Peterson Farms Seed Field Day 2021.  Wednesday, September 1 • 10:30am – 3pm • Prosper, ND  To raise more bushels, you need […]
May 24, 2021

Corn Growth Stages: Part 1 – Emergence and the First 30 Days of Life.

Corn hybrid growth stages are sort of like kids—infants have different needs than toddlers and preschoolers require a different approach than adolescents.   In the same way a teenager outgrows shoes every-other-month, […]
May 19, 2021

Swenson’s Weekly Snapshot – GDU Report for the Week of May 18, 2021

What an exciting time of year! The crops are planted and some extremely timely precipitation is moving in. Now we just need to avoid severe weather. […]
May 7, 2021

We’ll Track GDU for You – Delivered to Your Inbox Every Tuesday!

For the past 14 years I’ve run custom GDU reports for our region and it has changed the way I gauge how a year is going. It also provides a good record to help define what “normal” […]