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 […]
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, […]
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
Wunderground weather app shows weather conditions

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 […]
April 2, 2021

Extreme Makeover: Headland Edition

I’m always asking myself, where can we find more bushels in the field. One way to improve the data you collect is to rethink the headland of your […]
February 11, 2021
Phytophthora Soybean Seedling Disease

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 1: Phytophthora – The Silent Killer

Under negative conditions, seed treatment can be the difference between a solid stand and failure. Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium are the most common seedling diseases […]
February 11, 2021
Rhizoctonia

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 2: Rhizoctonia – The Root Killer

Today is part 2 (Rhizoctonia) of our 4-part Seedling Disease Series. If you missed part 1, check it out here.  We’re highlighting the top seedling diseases that haunt farmers […]
February 11, 2021
Pythium

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 3: Pythium – The Seedling Killer

We’re breaking down the top four soybean seedling diseases plaguing farmers in ND, MN and SD: Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium. We’ve covered Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia. Today we’ll focus on what contributes to […]
February 11, 2021
Fusarium

Soybean Seedling Disease Series Part 4: Fusarium- The Dry Rot

Today is #4 in our four-part series on soybean seedling diseases. So far, we have covered Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia and Pythium. Today we will focus on Fusarium. What contributes to it and what you can do […]