While the recent rains brought the soybean harvest to a halt, farmers were able to get some of the crop off. WinField United agronomist Jason Hanson says yields have been better than expected in the region. “Right now, one decent rain is a difference between seven-to-ten bushels in yield. I’ve heard yields ranging anywhere from 25-to-45 bushels per acre in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.” Hanson has been impressed with the fill of this year’s corn crop. However, now that the ground is wet, stalk integrity could become an issue. “It all depends on the soil type, but it’s breaking down in spots. That fast growth spurt we had put everything in to that ear and sacrificed that stalk.”
Harvest Hotline is sponsored, in part, by the North Dakota Corn Council.