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June 16, 2016  |  By:   |  Technology

Nolan’s 4 Tips for Drone Scouting

You’ve purchased a small quadcopter UAV, and are having fun taking pictures. But how will you use the drone imagery to make actionable decisions on your farm throughout the season? Over the past few years, I’ve found some key times for drone scouting. I offer … Read More

March 9, 2016  |  By:   |  Technology

Prairie Skies Foster Drone Startups

Silicon Valley is the nation’s leading hub for high-tech innovations and development, accounting for one-third of the nation’s venture capital investment dollars. With the rising popularity of drones, Silicon Valley is sure to play a role in new drone technology. However, the Red River Valley … Read More

February 24, 2016  |  By:   |  Agronomy

What Is a Hot Streak? How Do I Use It?

Q: What is a hot streak? A: A hot streak is a strip in the field where excess nitrogen is applied in order to eliminate nitrogen as a possible limiting factor to yield. If used correctly, hot streaks are a valuable tool to understand your … Read More

December 3, 2015  |  By:   |  Technology

Integrate UAV Technology with Yield Maps

UAVs have been front and center on the agricultural stage over the last couple of years. Is this new technology just fun and games or a valuable tool for farmers? For as long as agriculture has existed, farmers have gathered data. How do we merge … Read More

February 4, 2015  |  By:   |  Technology

What Are UAVs Looking At?

What are UAVs really doing when flying or hovering over a field? While working with UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), I’ve had many questions from growers about what they can really do. To understand the possibilities for UAVs, we must first understand the term “NDVI”. What … 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.