Farmers across the Northern Plains continue to deal with planting delays. BASF technical services representative Ken Deibert, who covers eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, says progress has been slow. Deibert’s biggest piece of advice for farmers is to stay on course. “Last year, there was a lot of planting going on in first week of May. Even with that so-called late planting, we still had near record level corn yields,” says Deibert. If the wet pattern continues, Deibert says farmers will also be growing weeds in their fields. Warmer soil and air temperatures also increase weed pressure. “In crops like wheat, there will probably be a fair amount of burndown applications.”
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