The 2018 planting season is starting to wrap up in eastern North Dakota. Peterson Farms Seed agronomist Adam Spelhaug says the crop could use a shot of rain to even up emergence. Early stand counts should be conducted in drier soils. “Reevaluate your fields and make a plan from there. If there are large gaps, then you might have to look at replanting,” says Spelhaug. “However, there’s still time. I’ve planted corn until June 10 and soybeans even later.” Spelhaug reminds farmers that it doesn’t take much moisture for weeds to start popping up. “I definitely recommend getting pre emergence herbicides on soybeans. A mix of glyphosate with that pre can help take care of what’s already emerged.”
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