Hey there! Welcome to the Pederson Seed and Services blog page...and our very first post! We’re so excited to have you here with us! We’re hoping to use this platform to provide some more detailed information on agronomic topics. This could be on crop growth and management, weed and disease issues, recent updates from the field, explaining some factors of plant physiology, or maybe just some happenings around our home-base here. We plan to keep it informative and easy to read, and hopefully provide a little bit of something for everyone.
You can look for some posts from each of the employees here at Pederson Seed, as well as some guest posts from Pioneer regional agronomists and account managers. We plan to host some blog posts from regional ag businesses and academic professionals we work with to highlight their perspective on some of the mutual work we do. Who knows, maybe we can even get some guest posts from some of our growers!
To get us started, I’d like to introduce myself to this community. My name is Rachel Stevens, and I am an agronomist and ag technologist with Pederson Seed. I graduated from the University of Nebraska with my Masters of Science in Mechanized Systems Management with an emphasis in precision agriculture research. I grew up on our family farm southeast of Falls City, NE, and still help out there when I can. When it comes to precision agriculture, I am particularly interested in data management and processing, planter technologies, and using imagery to make informed decisions. I think data management and processing can have particular benefit in utilizing information we are collecting in field, and translating this into active decisions we can make for our farming operations regarding fertility, crop selection, and profitability. My interest in planting technologies developed during my graduate research with multi-hybrid planters. It’s a topic I love to visit about, so feel free to ask me some questions about multi-hybrid planting or some other up and coming planter tech. My interest in crop imagery has really increased with my families use of drones for crop scouting and nitrogen management. While I don’t have as much experience in this area, I really enjoy learning new techniques and applications for the technology.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my boxer, Maggie, running and practicing yoga, gardening, and sneaking off to hike in the mountains any chance I get.
Thanks for joining us here at the blog. We aim to make this an inclusive community where we can all learn a little something and feel comfortable asking questions. With that in mind, what are some of the topics you would like to see covered here? Leave a comment below and we will do our best to add them to the lineup!