November 29, 2018  |  By:   |  Agronomy

2018 Growing Season. A Year in Review.

Reflecting back on the growing season of 2018, I would rate this as one of the most challenging yet rewarding years our growers have experienced in a very long time. This year we saw a drier-than-normal spring in some places and others that had delayed … Read More

October 3, 2018  |  By:   |  Agronomy

The Importance of Staging Your Corn Harvest by Stalk Integrity

Originally published in September, 2015, this ‘Rich on Agronomy’ article features extremely timely material to this year’s corn harvest. For this fall’s version, we’ve taken Rich’s advice and had Mike Larson add a bit more information that applies directly to this year’s corn conditions. As always, … Read More

August 29, 2018  |  By:   |  Agronomy

How Did Your Weed Control System Work This Year?

Right now is the perfect time to evaluate the effectiveness of whatever soybean weed control system you used this year. Resistant weeds, like the water hemp in this picture, are poking their ugly heads above the canopy. The programs where failures are showing up typically … Read More

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

May 17, 2018  |  By:   |  Ole & Sven

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 yield data. We believe bringing valuable agronomic data to regional growers is part of our mission — we want … 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.