While wet and cool was a common theme to start the RRFN Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer, crop conditions started to improve west of Jamestown, North Dakota. Farmer Joe Bear says heat is needed to finish the crop. “Pollination went good. There are a few blanks, which is going to happen, and we need about 30-40 days to finish.” With saturated soils, the corn crop has lost key nutrients. At Buchanan, North Dakota, Plainview Seed and Agronomy owner Matt Carlson says a good nitrogen program takes on more significance. “This is the time of the year I like looking for different characteristics in the leaf and utilize that information when making plans for 2020.” Learn more in this Facebook update.