Emmett Lampert, technical support representative for Syngenta, says very, very little planting has taken place in his territory, covering Northwest Minnesota, all of North Dakota, Montana to the Rockies and the Western two-thirds or so of South Dakota.
For the most part, Lampert thinks we’re still a week or two out before many areas will get the planters rolling. The cool, wet environmental conditions also mean that uninvited guests will be showing up in field. Lampert says early weed pressure from winter annuals and wild oats is likely.
Lampert is based out of Wimbledon, North Dakota. You can listen to Lampert’s assessment of planting efforts for his territory here: