August 22, 2017

European Corn Borer – No News is Good News

In June, I wrote a blog post about the increased use of conventional corn. As you’ll recall, this uptick in conventional corn in our region has […]
July 27, 2017

The Drone: Separating Myths from Reality

When working with drone technology, I hear a lot of great questions from growers about drone capabilities. Using a few of the most common questions, we […]
December 2, 2016

How Flexible is Your Nitrogen Program?

Many of you know that we actually have a farm here at Peterson Farms Seed. Carl’s grandfather started farming here in 1918 and his dad followed […]
November 11, 2016

Adam’s Take on the XtendiMax with VaporGrip Approval

  On Wednesday, the EPA issued their approval of the XtendiMax™ with VaporGrip™ Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® […]
October 20, 2016

From Sputnik 1 to Phantom 4: UAVs Have Come a Long Way

These days, it seems like for every piece of technology that learn to use, a new version comes out right behind it. Precision ag technology, namely […]
July 28, 2016

Are You Utilizing Your Precision Ag Technology’s Potential?

How many growers have the capability to utilize precision agriculture technology on their farm, but choose to ignore the benefits? I think the number is much […]
June 30, 2016

Recent FAA Drone Ruling is a Great Step in Precision Agriculture

On June 21st the FAA released their Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rule. This is the framework for utilizing drones in commercial operations. The […]
June 16, 2016

Nolan’s 4 Tips for Drone Scouting

You’ve purchased a small quadcopter UAV, and are having fun taking pictures. But how will you use the drone imagery to make actionable decisions on your […]
June 13, 2016

Drone Conference Draws a Crowd and Ignites Innovation Ideas

Speakers from NASA, the Navy, and Northrup-Grumman, along with Peterson’s own Lead Agronomist, Adam Spelhaug, gathered together last week at the 2nd annual Drone Focus Conference. […]
March 17, 2016

Chad Colby Introduces UAS 2016 Starting Lineup

Chad Colby is a huge advocate for UAS technology in agriculture. Chad is a world renowned speaker, and has led UAV training sessions at Peterson Farms […]
March 9, 2016

Prairie Skies Foster Drone Startups

Silicon Valley is the nation’s leading hub for high-tech innovations and development, accounting for one-third of the nation’s venture capital investment dollars. With the rising popularity […]
December 29, 2015

Get a Drone for Christmas? 2 “Must-Knows” Before Your First Flight

In the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, Ralphie desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun, declaring it the “Holy Grail of Christmas gifts.” Ralphie’s mother warns […]