Combines were parked at midweek due to rain. Channel District Sales Manager Mike Dufault says the moisture is welcomed. “Wow, I think this is important to recharge the soil moisture; if we could see a few more of these before spring, it would be great.” Higher-than-normal residual nitrogen is being seen in many fields. Dufault saw a similar situation in 2012. “The nitrogen is real, but the question is how much moisture do we get between now and next spring and does that nitrogen stick around,” said Dufault. “A soil test this fall may look a whole lot different than it would next spring.” Due to high fertilizer prices, Dufault is seeing increased demand for soybean seed for 2022. Farmers are being advised to lock in that seed purchase now to get specific varieties.
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