Farmers in northeast North Dakota used the stretch of dry weather to get a number of crops in the ground. Based at Park River, Midwest Consulting owner and agronomist Dave Svobodny says farmers are nearly done seeding wheat and planting sugarbeets. “A moderate amount of corn and soybeans have gone in since soil temperatures warmed up. By the calendar they’re behind, but farmers are doing well for the number of field days.” A hurry to get the crop in the ground is increasing the demand for fertilizer. “Dry urea and anhydrous are both short in places. While it was expected, it hit a lot faster than most anticipated.” Svobodny says most drills and planters have kept rolling and is working with farmers on a topdress option.
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