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 […]
November 23, 2021

The Results Are In: 2021 Ole and Sven Soybean Research

Ole and Sven Yield Results: Soybeans At the beginning of October, I fired up the old Case 2388 and set out to harvest the Ole and […]
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 […]
June 21, 2021

In A Weird Year, Best Practices Are Being Put To The Test with Ole & Sven

Q: Why was Ole wearing both his winter jackets while painting the barn?   A: Well, Sven said he’d need two coats!    Two coats would have been nice this spring. From […]
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).    […]