April 5, 2018

The Best Thing You Can Do to Improve Corn Stand

I get it, you’ve been waiting all season, suffering through what feels like an endless winter and you’re ready to get that corn in the ground. […]
July 13, 2017

Simple Stand Evaluations Can Improve Next Year’s Crop

At Peterson Farms Seed, we have performed countless stand evaluations over the last several years with over a 100 this year alone! One of the main […]
June 15, 2017

Replicated Testing – Why is it So Important To Us?

Peterson Farms Seed has built a solid reputation for being the premier corn and soybean testing organization in the upper Midwest. Our monumental efforts in research […]
May 18, 2017

Evaluate Your Corn Early – Adam’s Three Tips

May is over half gone, which means the crop is in the ground and hopefully off to a good start. This time of the growing season is a […]
March 3, 2017

Fail to Prepare? Prepare to Fail.

The days are getting longer, the snow is losing its battle to fully cover the soil, and the familiar urge to get into the field is […]
April 19, 2016

To Increase Yield, Will You Slow Down?

As planters hit the fields, farmers want to get the crop in the ground as fast as they can. But this isn’t a race of who […]
April 12, 2016

Adam’s Top 5 Yield Drivers

“Raise more bushels to overcome low prices.” I’ve heard that phrase a lot over the winter, and may have even uttered those words myself. So, how […]
March 26, 2015

Planting Speed Matters

As an agronomist, I hear a lot of excuses about why farmers don’t perform winter maintenance on their planters. And I hear even more excuses about […]
March 6, 2014

Go Back to the Basics for Profits in 2014

What is a “normal” crop year? Is there such a thing as “normal” in the northern plains? The 2014 crop year looks to be a bit […]
February 15, 2013

Verify New Planter Performance

We evaluate many corn stands for Peterson Farms Seed’s Plus20 Agronomy Club members. We look at several things, including plant spacing, the emerged versus planted population, […]
March 15, 2012

How Fast Are You Going?

“Did you see the clouds in the west? A storm was rolling in … How fast was I going? Too fast for the planter to singulate […]