Donny Allmaras of Allmaras Ag hosted RRFN at a soybean plot near Oberon. “The soybeans are well on their way and very close to maturity; we’re at the point where we’re going to be able to handle a frost in the next couple weeks perfectly.” The local crop enjoyed good moisture to start the season, but transitioned into a long dry spell. Understandably, the lack of moisture took a toll on the poorer soils. However, the soybeans look very good on the better ground.” Corn got beat up by the extreme heat, but Allmaras is looking at a fantastic corn crop. “If we had a planting date of May 18, we’re sitting with about 1,750 growing degree units. The Pioneer 80-day corn needs 1,900 growing degree units to finish, so we’re really close.” Later maturing varieties will probably need until mid-September to hit black layer. Watch the interview.
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