The 2019 growing season is like a roller coaster, according to Ron Wegleitner in Claremont, South Dakota. The first big hill on that roller coaster was the late planting conditions. “We’ve had lots of rain, with drown out in areas. That will give us another challenge at harvest,” he says. “The low spots and around them are set back about two weeks from the corn field. We’ve seen things a little slower than normal. Right now, we’re about 120 heat units behind our five-year average, but we’re about 500 units behind last year. Last year was super.” Wegleitner says there are many different scenarios. The humidity and dew could bring some white mold challenges to soybeans. So far, he says they haven’t seen much of that in fields.
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