After a late start to the season, Wilbur-Ellis District Sales Manager Chris Wharam is pleased with the harvest results. “In early June it was looking like potentially in eastern North Dakota, and northwest Minnesota, we may be looking at 40-to-60 percent prevent plant in certain areas,” said Wharam. “Mother Nature cooperated the first couple of weeks of June and here we are in a lot of cases harvesting exceptional yields and quality.” Wharam, who is based in the Grand Forks area, feels this is a good opportunity to make decisions for next year. “Harvest time is always a great opportunity to really evaluate cropping plans, being mindful of herbicides that were utilized and what that might mean from a rotational restriction. If weather cooperates, taking the opportunity to get some fall fertilizer applied certainly takes that pressure off the spring.” While fertilizer has been in the headlines, Wharam says there is enough inventory on hand to handle fall applications.
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