Corn and soybean harvest is underway in western Minnesota. “A few farmers have been harvesting corn near Red Lake Falls in the 18 to 20 percent moisture range,” says Luke Forness, owner and agronomist, Black River Ag. “We harvested corn that got brittle snap in June. That corn was about 22 to 24 percent moisture. Yields weren’t spectacular, but to be expected this season. We haven’t touched a soybean field on our farm yet.” Forness says there are positives about the soybeans near Dorothy. “The new E3 varieties are looking strong. Weed control has been very good with 2,4D and Liberty Link. In our area, we have more ragweed and waterhemp pressure this year. Weed management will be important going into next year.” Hear more from Forness in the latest Pioneer Agronomy Update.
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