Crops look good, but are behind in Minnesota


Crops look good, but are behind in Minnesota

Crops look good but are behind across much of the Upper Midwest.

University of Minnesota Extension soybean agronomist Seth Naeve says a cold, wet spring delayed planting in Minnesota.

“The biggest thing is just the calendar. I think for the most part, if we forget what the date is and think it’s the end of June I think things are awesome, I think things look good.”

He tells Brownfield corn is short for mid-July, soybeans aren’t filled out, and it’s getting dry.

“But it’s that time of year too, so I’m just waiting for the rains to pick up. Honestly for soybeans, as long as we get rain in August and into September we’re in good shape.”

He says soybeans still have plenty of yield potential.

Brownfield interviewed Naeve at the Minnesota Soybean Future of Soybean Retreat in Brainerd, Minnesota.