Crop Innovations, LLC owner Levi Taylor says the crops near Ypsilanti, North Dakota vary. Farmers planted a crop regardless of planting conditions just to get the crop in. As a result, there are stand issues. “The corn isn’t maturing at the same time. There are pockets the crop is ahead and other parts of the field a little behind. It’s not uniform or in sync with one another.” Taylor says the earlier planted corn is in the R4 stage, finishing milking and next will be denting. The soybeans are behind compared to a normal growing season. The plants are trying to add pods on the top. There’s also some white mold in fields. “That’s popping up in earlier planted soybean fields, on par with when it started last year. We had abnormally wet and foggy conditions in August. That’s not exactly the greatest environment for soybeans.”
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