June 2, 2021

Biologicals: Worth the Hype or Just a Gimmick?

Peterson Farms Seed’s research program is designed to test and compare the up-and-coming agricultural products on the market. This year, we are testing a new segment […]
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
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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 29, 2021

Stand Count Central: By Hand or By Drone?

A few years back I wrote a blog about emerging technology of drone stand counts. At the time I was still exploring drone-based stand count technology, which has come a […]
April 20, 2021

Useful Steps to Prevent IDC Before You Plant Soybeans

It seems like every June and July I get called out to look at several fields that are a disaster because of IDC, (Iron Deficiency Chlorosis).    […]
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 […]
March 27, 2021

3 Quick Steps to Get FieldView Ready to Roll This Spring

With less snow this year than the last few, I know you’re anxious to get out in the field. The warmer weather is also giving us more time to prep our […]
March 18, 2021

The Future of Soybean Breeding – A Peek Behind the Curtain

Hopefully you’ve had a second cup of coffee or had a good night’s sleep. Today we are digging deep into the world of soybean breeding. It’s […]