This week’s Pioneer Agronomy Update takes the Red River Farm Network team to Leeds, North Dakota. According to Pioneer sales representative Doug Dulmage, this is the third orf fourth year in a row area farmers have put the crop in the ground all at once. “This year’s dry conditions haven’t hurt emergence yet, but we could use some heat.” The area has only accumulated about 100 growing degree units as of May 21. “It typically takes 100 to 120 GDUs for emergence. Most corn seed with 60 to 70 GDUs is sprouting right now.” Even before corn has emerged, Fore says farmers can evaluate stands by spot checking seedlings. Watch the Facebook Live video here.
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