The heavy soils near Wahpeton, North Dakota will likely be planted before Thursday’s rain. GL Crop Consulting President, Greg LaPlante, says planting in the sandier soils is slow. The frost is still coming out of the ground. Small grains are starting to emerge. “The crop at one to one and a half leaf stage, the stuff planted two weeks ago, is just starting to emerge. Sugarbeets are coming out of the ground. The first planted ones we have are showing crusting problems where we got the inch plus rain last week. Warming up can change things.” LaPlante says the waterhemp is right on schedule or ahead. “It would be a good chance to get pre-emergence on the crop. Plan on getting some on before the rains.”
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