With the crusted soils, emergence was a worry for sunflowers at Fosston, Minnesota this spring. The crop pushed through and is now thriving. “The stand is great, the flowers themselves look tremendous and the head size is really impressive,” reports Matt Larson. Sunflower acres are up and Ken Hove expects that trend to continue in 2023. Corn is starting to dent with the GDUs only slightly behind the norm for this date. Nitrogen may have been lost with the early season rains and fertility levels will need to be monitored going into next year. Hove has been selling Pioneer seed since 1985 and added Larson to the agency this season. “He’s an agronomist and a great guy to have with us.” See the full interview online.
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