Fields are drying down fast and there’s been a good start to soybean harvest in North Dakota. Pioneer Field Agronomist Larry Lunder is hearing reports of variable yields and green soybeans. “It’s been a struggle to get some of the greener plant material through the combine. Farmers are trying to harvest the soybeans quickly because the longer the beans stay in the field, the more they are susceptible to loss. It can happen due to pods splitting open.” Lunder says the corn that is still in the field for grain harvest is standing well. “I was out looking at at plot near Richardton, North Dakota. The corn is definitely dry. The moisture ranged from 12.5 to 15 percent. We’re in good shape there, but so far, there’s no excessive stalk issues yet. It could be an issue on the horizon for the corn.”
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