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 […]
December 16, 2021

What’s Your IDC Score?

We felt we needed more IDC data when making product decisions. So – we added our own replicated IDC testing program with a total of 9,400 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]