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 […]
December 3, 2020
Soybean Traits

4,300 Data Points Prove Traits Don’t Impact Yield

Despite widespread advertising that “Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® is 5 bushels better than Enlist E3” or “LibertyLink is 2 bushels better than RR2 Xtend,” traits have […]
November 12, 2020

2020 Data: Go Deeper Than Yield To Find Value.

The late October snow has come. Although the snow-covered ground this time of year is rarely a welcomed sight, it arrived following what may have been […]
May 5, 2020

Splitting Fertilizer Application to Gain Yield

It’s that time of year where growers are thinking about purchasing or allocating their fertilizer for 2020. Fertilizer is one of the highest and most variable […]
April 30, 2020

Unrecoverable: Three Corn Planting Sins to Avoid

There are certain mistakes made in life that can be compensated for: Overcook a hamburger? Just add a little extra cheese or ketchup! Stayed up too […]
February 10, 2020

Straight Talk on Soybean Traits and Yield

There is a lot of misleading messaging in the marketplace about which soybean traits yield the best. Therefore, I want to be very clear: Traits do […]
December 6, 2018

Research Suggests Traits Do Not Provide Yield Advantage.

We have all heard the advertising from other companies. The ones claiming  Company A’s Roudup Ready 2 Xtend varieties out-yield competitors by 5.6 bushels or company […]
June 7, 2018

Scout Now, Profit Later. Top Scouting Tips for a Successful Year

If you’re like us, then you’re feeling pretty great to be back out there doing what you love after that long winter. There’s nothing like getting […]
May 22, 2018

2019 Soybeans Are in the Ground. What Will New Traits do for You?

In today’s “Conversations with Carl”, Carl Peterson, president of Peterson Farms Seed, talks about the new soybean traits being planted on our farm in preparation for […]
May 17, 2018

Best Practices for a Better Soybean Crop

We started our Ole & Sven plots in 2004. Our intent has always been to bring something more to area growers than just hybrid and variety […]
April 26, 2018

Right Product, Right Acres. How do you Rate?

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about how you can leverage the power of technology on your farm to impact your bottom line. We’re breaking some […]
April 19, 2018

Boost Corn Yield by Choosing the Right Planting Depth

We’ve been sharing findings from our 13 years of Ole & Sven plot data to shed some light on best practices for maximizing your corn yields. […]