We are grateful to report only a few lost plots, besides those not planted, as of this newsletter. A soybean plot in Ohio was lost to off-target herbicide, another in the Red River Valley, MN had drift damage, and the New Franklin, MO soybean trial was lost to poor emergence.
FIRST managers are busy tuning up harvest equipment. Manager Bill Schelp anticipates harvest beginning the second week of September. Rob Kauffman in Pennsylvania should be cutting silage as well.
We look forward to sharing harvest results with you. FIRST strives to bring yield performance information to the public within 2 days of harvest.