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” […]
May 6, 2021
Wunderground weather app shows weather conditions

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 […]
April 8, 2021

Our Top 5 Planting Blogs Compiled for You!  

It seems every year we could all use a refresher on when it’s time to roll those planters. Looking at the current NOAA 6-10 and 8-14 […]
April 2, 2021

3 Things That Make For Dry Soil Planting Success

The current dry soil planting profile presents a set of challenges we haven’t faced in a number of years. But before we delve into that too […]
April 2, 2021

Extreme Makeover: Headland Edition

I’m always asking myself, where can we find more bushels in the field. One way to improve the data you collect is to rethink the headland of your […]
February 11, 2021
Phytophthora Soybean Seedling Disease

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 1: Phytophthora – The Silent Killer

Under negative conditions, seed treatment can be the difference between a solid stand and failure. Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium are the most common seedling diseases […]
February 11, 2021
Rhizoctonia

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 2: Rhizoctonia – The Root Killer

Today is part 2 (Rhizoctonia) of our 4-part Seedling Disease Series. If you missed part 1, check it out here.  We’re highlighting the top seedling diseases that haunt farmers […]
February 11, 2021
Pythium

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 3: Pythium – The Seedling Killer

We’re breaking down the top four soybean seedling diseases plaguing farmers in ND, MN and SD: Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium. We’ve covered Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia. Today we’ll focus on what contributes to […]
February 11, 2021
Fusarium

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 4: Fusarium- The Dry Rot

Today is #4 in our four-part series on soybean seedling diseases. So far, we have covered Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia and Pythium. Today we will focus on Fusarium. What contributes to it and what you can do […]