November 18, 2022

Corn Rootworm: The Most Corn-on-Corn Since 2012 and a Renewed Interest in SmartStax

Corn rootworm (CRW) is not new to the tri-state area, but it has generated more talk this season. Northern and western corn rootworm populations have been […]
October 26, 2022

Spooky Soybean Cyst. Test this Fall to Know Your Fields

A monster of a soybean pest could be in your fields right now, causing devastating yield loss. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to be a relevant […]
October 6, 2022

Fall Weeds: Burnin’ it Down!

Regardless of what you’re using for weed control, a fall burndown is never a bad idea. Fall burndown helps clear out those late-season weeds, catch winter […]
September 16, 2022

Harvest Priority: Where to Start?

Corn harvest is coming quickly. When it comes to temperatures, the last month has been everything we could have hoped for. The corn crop is progressing […]
September 8, 2022

Everyone is Talking About Our Buns…

You’ve seen the research and you’ve heard the jokes.  We’re excited to announce that Buns is now HERE, on a full commercial scale!  Peterson Farms Seed’s […]
August 24, 2022

Anthracnose Stalk Rot: Will Top Dieback Reappear This Year?

As we inch closer to September, we need to keep an eye out for Anthracnose stalk rot (top dieback).    Anthracnose leaf blight and stalk rot are […]
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. […]