Soybean and corn emergence are spotty near Fordville in northeastern North Dakota. Pioneer field agronomist Kristie Sundeen says the corn crop is faring better than expected given the planting conditions. “Some of the early seeded soybeans were able to get out of the ground okay before the heavy rains at the end of May. There are some emergence issues with the later planted crop and crusting is an issue.” The sunflower crop is finally getting an acceptable stand going right now. “There are definitely a lot more sunflowers acres in the area this year than there has been in the past.” Sundeen says this could be a year for insects and encourage farmers to start scouting heavily now. Crops are at the development stage where stands could be wiped out quickly. Hear more in the latest Pioneer Agronomy Update, found on the Red River Farm Network Facebook page.
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