The Larimore, North Dakota area has been exceptionally dry for the past two months. Shaun McCoy, McCoy Pioneer Seed, says the rains have been spotty. “We’ve got a field that’s had an inch more rain on one side and the other side didn’t get any; that changes things a lot.” Some soybean fields are grass green and others are turning. “There’s fields that are turning won’t have any leaves on them in five or six days with this heat, so that’s pretty crazy.” Regarding corn, Shaun spoke about the importance of harvest management. “Focus on fields that are maturing the quickest, you could see cob drop and standability issues if plants have been cannibalizing those stalks.” This fall marks an important milestone for Dennis McCoy. “Forty years ago in October of 1983, I was approached by Pioneer to sell wheat seed. It’s extremely exciting to see what the company is offering now and new products in the coming years.” The video is on RRFN’s YouTube channel.
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