SO FAR, SO GOOD FOR CROPS

Friday, August 03, 2018

Some Corn, Rated As Best Ever

So far, so good.

That’s the way most area producers and agronomists are describing the current crop season in northeast South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota, but as usual bushels in the bin this fall will depend upon continued rains.

“For the moisture we’ve had the crop looks really good,” said Full Circle Ag Agronomist Joe Gustafson in Britton. “We had some timely rains in the last week to 10 days that really helped, and hopefully we can keep them coming.”

However, rains continue to be very spotty around the area.

“We’ve had spotty rainfall for two full years now, and this year is similar in that aspect,” said Chad Voss of Agtegra in Langford. “The Newport Colony slough west of Langford has been dry for a while, and that tells a little bit of the story of the water table being down.

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