Green stems slowing down soybean harvest in Wisconsin, elsewhere

Green stems slowing down soybean harvest in Wisconsin, elsewhere

Green stems slowing down soybean harvest in Wisconsin, elsewhere

A farmer says the lack of a killing frost nearly halfway through October is not helping him get soybeans harvested in a timely manner.  John Eron farms between Stevens Point and Junction City, Wisconsin. He tells Brownfield the problem with green soybean stems and some late grasses pushing through is really slowing a lot of farmers down, and it’s costing more fuel. “Normally, we like to try getting four to five-mile an hour ground speed which is pretty common, but this year we’re running two and a half to three miles an hour.”

Bob Berkovich is an agronomist with Pioneer in southwestern Wisconsin.