Based at Amenia, North Dakota, Rush River Seeds owner Shaun Nelson says the crop is catching up as the growing season progresses. “A common theme around the area is the need for a late frost and more heat is needed,” says Nelson. “Looking at the root system, you can see the story of the crop. Some of the crop got forced in and other corn fields around Mapleton had green snap due to the planting conditions.” Page Seed and Agronomy co-owner Paige Elsner says the soybeans are handling wet conditions really well. “There are also good things in the lineup for Xtend beans going into next year.” Regarding insect pressure, Elsner says there’s been some thistle caterpillars and grasshoppers, but few soybean aphids. Hear more about the Amenia and Buffalo crops.
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