With the extreme wet conditions, stalk integrity can be an issue in corn. Pioneer field agronomist Jesse Moch wants growers to check out those fields. “The majority is coming from crown rot that moves up through the stalk and eventually that, either with a snow or a wind, starts to tip over. It is worth that typical years. We need to prioritize harvest in those fields that my have stalk rot.” The Red River Farm Network was at a Hillsboro, North Dakota plot for the Pioneer Facebook Live update Thursday, and moisture levels in the corn ranged from 24-to-28 percent. Due to maturity issues, test weights are lighter than normal.
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