Despite a very late start to the planting season, most of the corn across the Northern Plains will likely reach full maturity. “The bad news is I don’t know if we’ll have a lot of drying time behind that to give us really good drydown after we do reach maturity,” said Jesse Moch, field agronomist, Pioneer. With the uptick in sunflower acres in the region, Moch tells RRFN desiccation time is fast approaching. “It is hard to have perfect timing with desiccation; I’m always looking at the weather.” If rain is in the forecast, more glyphosate will be part of the plan. If there is sunshine and heat, Moch would switch up the mode of action.
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