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 14, 2022

Palmer Amaranth: PULL. BAG. BURN. And BURY.

Palmer amaranth. Every year it continues to spread. North Dakota now lists 14 counties with PA, and additional counties were documented with active populations last year. […]
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 31, 2022

Imbibitional Chilling – Avoid Planting Into Cold Soils

While it may not feel like it everywhere, spring is definitely on the way. Along with the excitement that comes with warming temps and melting snowbanks […]
March 24, 2022

Massive Strides in Drone Technology Prove it to be an Everyday Tool 

At Peterson Farms Seed, we have been testing and using drones and drone software since 2014. So, what has changed in eight years? Improvements in three […]
March 17, 2022

Singulation: How Much Will 95% Cost You?

As a service to growers, we sometimes run planter meter calibrations during the slow months of winter. We run all factory brands of planter meters on […]
March 10, 2022

“Looking Back, I Wish I Had Taken Pictures!” – How Not to Lose 20+ Bushels an Acre to Grasshoppers

The 2021 growing season opened our eyes to some yield-limiting issues, one of which was grasshoppers pressure in soybeans – and more specifically, grasshoppers coming out […]
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 […]
February 17, 2022

Weird Side-Studies: Infecting Corn with Goss’s Wilt

Beyond our extensive research program and annual Ole & Sven plots, sometimes we tackle little side projects to try to learn about and solve more local […]
January 20, 2022

Ole and Sven: What Row to Grow?

The rows looked slightly different this year in our Ole and Sven Plot. In addition to our traditional row spacing trials in both corn and soybeans, […]
January 14, 2022

Split Applied Nitrogen in a Drought

For years we’ve been talking about how we have pivoted our nitrogen program on Carl’s farm from a “one and done” pre-plant application to a more […]