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Central MN Corn Harvest To Be A Mixed Bag

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FOLEY — Some central Minnesota farmers will have an excellent corn harvest this fall while others will have one of their worst years.

U-of-M Extension Educator Dan Martens says some of the topography in central Minnesota has flat farm fields with thick soils that don’t drain well while others have sandy soils with more hills and slopes that allow rain to run off.

Martens says the eastern two-thirds of Benton County, part of southeastern Morrison County and east into Mille Lacs County are areas where the corn got planted late and standing water has reduced the growth.

He says western Benton County and most of Stearns County will have great corn yields because of the soil type and topography.  He says some fields got planted as early as mid-May while those in the eastern part of central Minnesota didn’t get planted until mid-June in some cases.

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