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Soybean harvest kicking into high gear

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The soybean harvest is kicking into high gear not only in southeastern Minnesota, but the rest of the state as well as according to the latest Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition Report from the USDA, scattered rainfall allowed 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending September 26, 2021.  KAUS News spoke with Josh Schofner, a Field Agronomist with Pioneer in southeastern Minnesota who stated that the soybean crop is starting to disappear quickly, and he added that there will be variability concerning yields because of drought conditions during the growing season….

Schofner stated that he also expects some variability in the corn crop, but he was encouraged by the crop’s finish due to almost perfect weather conditions down the stretch…

The report stated that soybeans dropping leaves in Minnesota reached 90%, one day ahead of last year and eight days ahead of the average. Soybeans harvested reached 30%, one day ahead of last year and seven days ahead of the average. Soybean condition rated 35% good to excellent.  The report went on to state that corn dented in the state reached 97%, four days behind last year but four days ahead of average. Corn maturity reached 75%, three days behind last year but eight days ahead of the average. Corn harvested for grain reached 10%, five days ahead of last year and ten days ahead of the average. Corn harvested for silage reached 92%. Corn condition rated 38% good to excellent.


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