Frost and freezes happened last week across the Northern Plains. World Weather Incorporated says the upper 20 degree and lower 30 degree temperatures were enough to induce crop damage. University of Minnesota Extension Agronomist Jeff Coulter said farmers can go out and assess the damage, but the full impact may not be known for a few days. “Checking early this week would probably be the best use of time.” The frost and freezes end a week of rain and high winds. “For soybeans, the cotyledon stage is more forgiving than further stages in growth,” said Hans Kandel, agronomist, NDSU Extension. “We’ve had a cool couple of weeks and the soybeans are still coming out of the ground. It’s hard to know how much damage we’ll see.”
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