According to FMC Retail Market Manager Sam Lockhart, the soybeans are taking off very quickly in the Red River Valley. “The soil temperatures have been really warm, especially with the recent 90 degree days,” said Lockhart. “I’m watching growers plant and within an hour I can see those seeds swell up when they’re down in the moisture an inch or two. Within probably three days, they’re close to cracking through the soil surface.” Lockhart is urging farmers to put the pre down right behind the planter. That will help growers get residual control for kochia and other difficult weeds.
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