With the above average temperatures and dry conditions this year, an earlier-than-usual harvest is expected. “The plant was mining nutrients out of the plant over the past couple weeks,” said Rick Swenson, lead agronomist, Peterson Farms Seed. “Get that list put together of what you need to get after earlier than you originally thought.” Harvest is expected to begin two weeks ahead of the norm. “I always think of Big Iron as a time when 0.8 soybean starts to turn and they started to turn by August 1. I talked with a guy with 85-day corn at 29 percent moisture already.” During the Peterson Farms Seed field day, Swenson emphasized a ‘back to basics’ approach, including seeding depth and planting speed.
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