The first Pioneer Agronomy Update for the season took place Friday while a plot was being seeded near Jamestown, North Dakota. Pioneer Field Agronomist Eric Lagge said the fields are in good condition. “There was some concern about putting corn in the ground early, but the nighttime lows are staying 50 degrees or higher.” In recent days, Growing Degree Days have been limited to 12-to-14. Lagge said it typically takes anywhere from 115-to-125 GDUs for corn to emerge. “It’s going to take roughly ten days to come out the ground at the rate we’re going.” The video can be found on RRFN’s YouTube channel.
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