Posts by Carl Peterson

June 28, 2018  |  By:   |  News, Seed Genetics & Traits

The Only Constant is Change

“The check is in the mail.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  And, “After the merger/buyout, nothing will really change.” Those are popular candidates for the three biggest lies commonly told. There are others, but let’s set those aside. Now that Bayer … Read More

March 29, 2018  |  By:   |  Seed Genetics & Traits

The Scoop on Soybean Traits

In my 20 plus years in the seed business, I have never seen more uncertainty around which products or traits might be best for each farm—and with good reason.  Let’s unpack that a bit. Yield Let’s put the facts on the table.  Despite widespread advertising … Read More

February 4, 2016  |  By:   |  News

Other Industry News – Mergers

ChemChina has made a definitive offer for Syngenta, and Syngenta’s board has recommended approval. This looks like it will happen. So while Syngenta goes to the Chinese, Dupont and Dow come together to form DuDow… In related news, the Norwegian private equity firm of Ole, … Read More

February 2, 2016  |  By:   |  Agronomy

The Quest for 1st Place Is Not Always Best

We all have a hunger to be the victors. In NDSU football this year, it was the Bison 5-peat. In the Olympics, it is going for the gold. In 2010, I clearly remember listening intently as Stephen Powles, often named as the world’s leading weed … Read More

January 27, 2016  |  By:   |  Seed Genetics & Traits

Invasion of the Yield Snatchers

Our family loves to watch movies. I was thinking the other day of some of the scarier movies we have seen: Invasion of the Yield Snatchers describes resistant weeds that appear out of nowhere and snatch yields and profits from unsuspecting farmers. Scream is the … Read More

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Adam Spelhaug, Agronomy Lead CCA

Adam Spelhaug

Agronomy Lead CCA
Adam Spelhaug, Agronomy Lead CCA

Adam Spelhaug - Agronomy Lead CCA

As the agronomy manager, Adam Spelhaug works diligently to determine the best genetics for our region, bringing growers what they need in their fields. Adam has been making his mark on Peterson Farms Seed since 2005. When he’s not discovering genetic breakthroughs, Adam can be found spending time with his family, golfing or bowhunting. He’s a North Dakota State University alumnus, and he’s proud of it. Don’t take any UND green into his office.

Nolan Berg, Precision Systems Agronomist

Nolan Berg

Precision Systems Agronomist
Nolan Berg, Precision Systems Agronomist

Nolan Berg - Precision Systems Agronomist

If you say “jump”, Nolan Berg won’t just ask “how high”… he’ll show you. Nolan pole vaulted for NDSU’s track team (his personal best is 16’ 2”), and his drive and determination carry over into his ever-evolving position as Precision Systems Agronomist. With a master’s degree in Plant Sciences and tenure as track team captain, Nolan is a great fit to lead our precision ag activities, work with zone creation and UAV imagery, and assist with the seed increase program for new genetics. In his downtime, Nolan enjoys hunting, mountain biking, running, and photography.