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AGWEEK CROP TOUR

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Mark Fillbrandt of Felton, Minnesota, covers a lot of ground for Bigg Dogg Agg and shares his soybean observations, and a sweet tip, as part of the Agweek Crop Tour.
Though the soybeans in Casselton, North Dakota, were planted later than normal, the crop appears to be doing better than anticipated.
Jill Murphy, North Dakota State University Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Traill County, estimated that 2022 corn yields will be slightly above or slightly below the long-term average.
Excellent growing conditions and good soils could result in top-end soybean yields in Southeast Minnesota this year, according to Ryan Miller, educator with the University of Minnesota Extension.
Zach Perleberg of PDL Agronomy says soybean conditions are variable in Stutsman County after a wet planting season followed by a relatively dry summer. Disease pressures have been less than in a normal year, but weed pressures are a big problem, he told the Agweek Corn and Soybean Tour.
While farmer John Swanson's biggest fear is cold, the biggest need for his corn crop in northwest Minnesota is heat to bring the crop to maturity. After the late planting of 2022, the growing season has mostly cooperated, he said on the Agweek Crop Tour.

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Agronomist Logan Reuman of Presho, South Dakota, discusses the state of the corn crop on Aug. 18, 2022, north of Interstate Highway 90, near Presho, South Dakota, on the Agweek Corn and Soybean Tour. That part of the state has had good moisture, temperature and pollination.
Good growing conditions during the past two and a half months have resulted in an eastern North Dakota soybean crop that is better than expected considering the late planting date, said Mark Huso, owner of Huso Crop Consulting and Soil Testing in Lakota, on the Agweek Corn and Soybean Tour.
Corn acres in Wyndmere, North Dakota, are holding steady despite the late planting and the current need for moisture, according to a stop on the Agweek Crop Tour.

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