January 20, 2017

Farmer Spotlight – LibertyLink: Continued Success

With spring right around the corner, we know seed decisions are being made by farmers across the region. I continue to be impressed by the solid […]
December 9, 2016

Kernel Weight Leads to Record Breaking Yields

2016 was a year for the record books! Across the board, save the areas that received the unlucky shots of hail or were deluged with too […]
August 19, 2016

Adam’s Soybean Growth Stages Guide

Awareness of soybean growth stages is critical for making management decisions to help preserve yield potential. The plant does not follow even, separate, growth stages throughout […]
July 15, 2016

GO Plots: Your Chance to Experience the Peterson Farms Seed Difference.

Field signs are up and Peterson Farms Seed corn and beans are growing tall and strong. You may have found yourself driving down a gravel road […]
April 28, 2016

To Minimize Yield Loss, Would You Adjust Planting Depth?

As we get back to planting corn after a cool, wet spell, have you thought about planting depth? Ideal planting depth is 1½”–2” for corn, and […]
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 […]
April 9, 2015

How Early Is Too Early to Plant Corn?

Early planting is the buzzword this spring, but how early is too early to plant corn? When should you be planting? Early planting is always the […]
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 […]
April 24, 2014

Planting Corn into Wet Soils

“Rich on Agronomy” is an occasional agronomy column from PFS Account Manager Rich Larson. Author’s note: I originally wrote about planting corn into wet soils in […]
April 23, 2014

Managing Fallow Syndrome on Prevent Plant Acres

“Rich on Agronomy” is an occasional agronomy column from PFS Account Manager Rich Larson. Are you planting corn or wheat on last year’s sugarbeet ground or […]
May 23, 2013

First World Problems …

At least that’s what we call them in my family. You know the kind of thing: “They forgot the whipped cream on my low fat caramel […]
May 7, 2013

Later Planted Corn Needs Less GDU’s to Mature

The average GDU accumulation at Fargo from May 1-22 is 239 according to NDAWN data. Studies by Purdue University show over three years that early corn […]