Friday, August 31, 2012

Soybeans are Hanging On

 I thought it was time to get into the soybean fields and look around. 
We have had a couple of light rains in the last couple of weeks and the night time temperatures have cooled off. Things are dry, but not dead in the soybean fields.
 It seems that soybeans, like farmers themselves, are optimistic.
They have grown pods, from top to bottom. 
However, as the soil became dry and the temperatures remained hot, the soybeans paused. 
 They haven't filled as well as we would have hoped at this stage.
 The fields that I walked into are weed free. It looks like it could be an average crop. 
But when I touched pods, there was often a blank at the top and small soybeans throughout.
Although the sunshine is beautiful, 
The soybeans could still benefit from rain in GriggsDakota.

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