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Crop production issues – weather

June 18, 2010
From Wayne Schoper, Extension Educator, Nicollet County

The crops in our area were planted early and despite some cool weather in early May and some dry weather in some of the surrounding area things are looking quite good. Recent rains have brought excellent moisture levels in corn and soybean fields and, according to area agronomists, just about every corn seed germinated and we have some excellent stands out there. In fact, some fields are experiencing moisture levels that are not allowing field traffic that is needed to get the weed control done that is needed to control what appears to be a very healthy crop of weeds that have emerged during the early growing season.



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