It was a bit chilly to start the morning at the annual Peterson Farms Seed field day at Prosper, North Dakota. Those taking in the day’s events were bundled up in jackets and even had stocking hats and gloves on. This clearly wasn’t typical early September weather, and that’s why Rock and Roll Agronomy owner Jason Hanson encouraged farmers to go check fields. “Most people are concerned with the (soybean) leaves. Yes, you have to be, but now dive into the canopies of the soybeans and see how far down the frost went,” said Hanson. “Also check stems for integrity.” According to Peterson Farms Seed President Carl Peterson, in general, most of the row crops had either reached maturity or weren’t far off from doing so. “We’ve been ahead in heat units for corn. For the crop that was planted on a timely basis, it may not all be black layered, but it was getting close. Soybeans have a little further to go in some cases.” One of the final topics discussed at the field day was weed management. Even despite more Palmer amaranth cases being added to the list in North Dakota, Hanson says the good news is people are on the lookout. Listen to the full RRFN story.