Sonja BegemannSeeds and Crop Production Editor

Sonja Begemann joined Farm Journal Media in the spring of 2015. As the seeds and production editor she provides information about anything that makes crops grow, namely seeds, pesticides and other agronomic information. As a third generation agriculturalist she is passionate about providing valuable information to farmers to help them boost their bottom line. When she’s not getting her boots dirty in fields, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with family and friends.

Sonja Begemann joined Farm Journal Media in the spring of 2015. As the seeds and production editor she provides information about anything that makes crops grow, namely seeds, pesticides and other agronomic information. As a third generation agriculturalist she is passionate about providing valuable information to farmers to help them boost their bottom line. When she’s not getting her boots dirty in fields, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with family and friends.

Articles By Sonja Begemann

Corn Goldenstein Farm 27
Aug 07, 2020

Scout to Set Harvest Expectations

While there’s little left you can do to change corn and soybean yields, you still need to scout.

Farm Bill
Aug 05, 2020

Proposed Bill Targets Paraquat, Organophosphates and Neonicotinoids

Litigation continues against common pesticides—this time targeting two insecticides and one herbicide. At the heart of the bill, Udall and Neguse claim that EPA and the current pesticide laws do not keep citizens safe.

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Aug 05, 2020

4-H Teen’s Community Garden Feeds Local Households

In an effort to not only feed needy families in her community, but also to teach others about how produce is grown, Janya Green leads tours and tends to food in her community garden.

Sprayer
Aug 05, 2020

Don’t Make Herbicides Shoulder the Load Alone

The days of perfect weed control with chemical methods are long over and it’s time to take some of the weight off of herbicides’ shoulders.

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Aug 04, 2020

#PFTour20 Challenge: Same Routes, Same Data, Fewer Scouts

Adapt is the theme of this year’s Pro Farmer Crop Tour. They’re adapting to smaller number of scouts, gathering restrictions and new virtual meetings.

Joel Layman
Aug 04, 2020

Can Conventional Keep Up?

Learn what to expect if you’re switching to non-GMO seed products

Bayer Settlement
Aug 04, 2020

Bayer Proposes $10 Billion Settlement For Three Chemical Lawsuits

Pending approval and discussion, Roundup, dicamba and PCBs cases could settle

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Aug 03, 2020

4-H Winner Saves Bees, Overcomes Challenges

In Chillicothe, Ohio Jacob Shuman works hard every day to maintain his honeybee hives and teach other students about the insect. With bee populations on the decline, education and healthy hives have become important.

Matt Duesterhaus scouting 9-12-17
Aug 03, 2020

Start Harvest Management Now

Scout fields to prioritize which ones are most vulnerable.