Near Wahpeton, North Dakota, GL Crop Consulting President Greg LaPlante says there are soybeans and sugarbeets in the ground, but that’s about it. Improved conditions this week will encourage more fieldwork. “Farmers near Wyndmere were waiting for soil temperatures to warm back up a bit and they should continue planting. Last year’s sugarbeet ground should also be ok to plant and in some of the areas on the fringe areas of the Red River Valley, sugarbeets will be going in and so will corn.” LaPlante says farmers are starting to switch seed maturities for corn and soybeans. “Corn and soybean maturities are starting to drop, but farmers in our area are trying to get corn planted. That’s our best value crop right now.”
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