The final stop of the RRFN Crop Tour Monday tour was at a sunflower plot in the Garrison area. The flowers were somewhat short in stature. “I’m sure that has to do with the lack of moisture, but the heads are looking amazing,” said Jason Foss, North Shore Seed. “There’s nice full heads and that’s where the money’s being made anyway.” Foss said he would be disappointed if sunflower yields weren’t in the ton range. The later-planted canola is performing better than the early-seeded crop. Pioneer Field Agronomist Larry Lunder believes the moisture situation in his western North Dakota territory is in the best situation in years. “I almost hate to talk about it because you feel like you’re going to jinx it.” Dryland corn, sunflowers and soybeans all look very good. “This might be the best one (soybean crop) I’ve ever seen in my career and that spans a little while.”
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