Based at Ada, Minnesota, West Central Ag Services agronomist Mike Nelson says farmers are trying to wrap up sugarbeet harvest. “In general tonnage has been good, but sugars are a little poorer in the late part of the season,” says Nelson. Also, as farmers continue to harvest corn into November, stalk integrity should be monitored. “Walk those fields and be aware of which ones may potentially break down or be breaking down.” Nelson says the cold weather might allow farmers to harvest soybeans on frozen ground. Unfortunately, that means the window for fall fieldwork may close. “Fall fertilizer application has been a challenge. Farmers have been able to get some on, but will have to look at making plans for spring of 2019.”
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