It may be late in the growing season, but the recent rain will still benefit the crop. Page Seed and Agronomy co-owner Paige Elsner says that’s especially true for the corn. “The corn plant uses 30 percent of its water for the whole season between dough and dent. That’s a lot of water that it needs so these rains will do a lot for kernel size and weight.” At a customer appreciation event Wednesday, stalk integrity was discussed. “Be aware of how your stalks are holding up this fall. Those droughtier fields and those sand ridges maybe can’t wait until 17 percent (moisture) and may need to be taken earlier.” The Pioneer Agronomy Update on the Red River Farm Network can be found online.
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