June 9, 2022

Rolling Soybeans: Your Questions Answered

We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about rolling soybeans. Can we go when it’s wet? At or just after emergence? What is my actual […]
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, […]
June 2, 2022

Kochia: How to Crush the Superweed

Kochia. Does it need any further introduction? The bane of many western farmers’ existence, kochia is an opportunistic weed, sprouting up wherever a tumbleweed may blow. […]
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 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 […]