August 4, 2022

IDC Testing: Small Area, Big Impact

At Peterson Farms Seeds, we conduct a significant amount of research every summer. Whether it’s 250 acres of small plot replicated yield trials, 75 acres of […]
July 14, 2022

Sudden Death Syndrome: Stack Management Strategies for Best Defense

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is a soybean disease caused by a fungal pathogen. More common in south and central Minnesota, SDS is creeping into fields in […]
June 23, 2022

Corn Growth Stage: V6 to R6 – Stalk Elongation to Tassel

In a previous post, we talked about what your corn is doing from germination to stage V5 and what you should be watching for. Today we’re […]
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 […]