Kent Rivard of K-Star Ag Services at Thief River Falls hosted the first stop on the second day of the RRFN Crop Tour. “Crops are looking shockingly well, especially for the late planting season.” There were some crops planted in May, but Rivard says most of the activity was in June. The soybeans will need more time with most of the acres in the region only in the R5 stage of development. Soybean aphids were widespread, and Iron Deficiency Chlorosis was evident earlier in the season. Seed corn sales were nearly cut in half in the Thief River Falls area this spring due to wet conditions. However, “the corn that is in as long as it makes maturity, looks fantastic.” The small grain harvest is just beginning and early yields are “average to a little above average. Watch the interview.
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