July 8, 2019

Drone Stand Counts- Future or Science Fiction?

Self-driving cars, teleportation, a colony on Mars—there are endless ideas for future technologies that would make our lives easier. Some are closer to reality than others. […]
March 8, 2018

Variable Rate Success. It’s All in the Zone.

It’s 2018 and the amount of technology available to growers is greater than ever before. There is a lot of talk about variable rate technology but […]
November 9, 2017

How Precision Ag Technology Can Pay in Lean Years

I’ve never heard a farmer proclaim, “Man, I wish I could go back to the days before autosteer and precision ag technology.” Similarly, I have never […]
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 […]
January 26, 2017

A Peterson Profile – Nolan Berg

Stop at the farm during a calm day and you might find Nolan Berg, Precision Systems Specialist, staring into the blue sky. With a remote control […]
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. […]
November 11, 2014

My Summer Flying UAVs

UAVs, variable rate, NDVI, image stitching…it seems like everyone is talking about precision agriculture. But are these tools here to stay? Do they provide value for […]