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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

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Aug 19, 2019

Crop Tour: South Dakota and Ohio Yields Plummet with Poor Planting

Mother Nature wreaked havoc on Ohio and South Dakota corn and soybean fields this spring. Each state’s anticipated corn yield fell by more than 20 bu. per acre compared to last year.
Aug 19, 2019

Crop Tour: Is Nebraska the Sweet Spot for Corn?

As Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts continue their journeys across the central U.S., they’re finding more and more variability.
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Aug 19, 2019

Pest Pressure Bears Down On #PFTour19 Scouts

From insects to disease to weeds, Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts are seeing signs of damage that will impact not only this year’s crop but future crops, too.
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Aug 19, 2019

‘Sobering’ Sights Greet #PFTour19 Scouts

Monday kicked off the Pro Farmer Crop Tour in South Dakota, Nebraska and Ohio. As scouts make their way from stop to stop, they’re tweeting their findings from farm country.
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Aug 19, 2019

Corn Needs Extra Two to Three Weeks to Beat Frost

It’s clear farmers in southeastern South Dakota fought all spring to get crops in.
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Aug 19, 2019

Soybeans Have a Long Way to Go in South Dakota

Scouts along the western leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour say the crop looks great—it’s just incredibly behind where they’d like to see it.
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Aug 19, 2019

Inconsistent, Sparse Fields Plague South Dakota

As Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts descend across the U.S., those in South Dakota are finding high levels of variability field to field, sometimes just miles apart.
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Aug 16, 2019

The Do’s, Don’ts and “Have You Seen This?” of Farm Weddings

Unless you abstain from social media, you’ve likely seen the viral photos of what one father did to make sure rain didn’t ruin his daughter’s big day.
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Aug 16, 2019

Should You Check Fields for Greensnap, Lodging?

For those of you who’ve experienced strong winds and thunderstorms over the past week, it might be time to scout fields.