Some crops look better than they should in the Red River Valley, while others do not. Dekalb Asgrow Technical Agronomist Eric Nelson says planting conditions made a difference. “Residue, soil temperatures and planting depth all played a big part in stand establishment. If farmers could successfully manage all three, the crop looks pretty good,” says Nelson. “I’ve been worried about the soybeans in the last week. Iron Deficiency Chlorosis is starting to show up, but in the absence of IDC, some fields are looking better.” Timely rains helped on some fields in the southern Red River Valley. “Some of those soybeans are starting to come along. In other places, soybeans will stay stunted awhile, because they’ve been more focused on developing a root system instead of top growth.” Hear more.