Despite Issues, Good Overall Crop in Southern Minnesota

August 26, 2016 10:14 AM
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Despite a couple of issues for both corn and soybean crops, Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts shared  overall positive results in southern Minnesota.

Pro Farmer consultant Emily Carolan was in the south central Minnesota, where lots of rain issues, leading to flooding, were experienced all season long. However, Carolan noticed in the soybean fields that the pods and nodes are close together on the plants, giving more potential to put on more pods.

Overall, she says it's been a good bean crop not only in Minnesota, but also throughout the tour.

Listen to Emily Carolan talk about the soybean crops in Minnesota.

Chip Flory, editorial director of Pro Farmer, was in southern Minnesota and reported on the area’s corn crops, stating there were signs of stress in plants. Additionally, scouts ran into a lot of excessive moisture problems. Despite all this, the crop’s development has been adequate in southern Minnesota, though it's still further behind what was seen farther west.

Listen to Chip Flory talk about what he saw in southern Minnesota.

The complete results and data for Minnesota can be found here.

Be sure to follow AgWeb's coverage of Farm Journal Media's Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Watch reports from the field by following Farm Journal Media journalists along for the ride on Twitter: Alison Rice at @agweb_alison, Ben Potter at @potterben, Chip Flory at @ChipFlory, Brian Grete at @bgrete, and Betsy Jibben at @BetsyJibben. And check AgWeb each evening this week for the day's freshest summary on what they're seeing in the field.

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