Near Hallock, Minnesota, Dan Younggren has been able to get spraying done when needed. “It’s been so dry you don’t have to worry about going through ditches and sinking your sprayer.” Winds have also cooperated. Weed and insect pressure have not been as prevalent with the lack of moisture, but Younggren does expect to see grasshoppers given current conditions. “I’ve sprayed for some flea beetles in the canola. We have not seen any grasshoppers in our beets as of yet, but on a dry year, they’re always lurking about.”
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