Due to wet conditions in early October, farmers are working double time to squeeze in fall fieldwork. However, decisions may be challenging with uncertainty about next year’s acreage mix. From an agronomic standpoint, Midwest Consulting owner Dave Svobodny says having some wheat ground prepared for next spring is a start. “It’s the same for sugarbeet growers, who typically know their rotation.” Svobodny adds to also be aware of areas that have spring standing water. “Keep fertilizer off those fields. Go ahead an pick your uplands and moderately heavy soils that are well drained.” According to DTN’s weekly survey of ag retailers, fertilizer prices continue to rise. On that note, Svobodny adds it might be a good idea to try and settle on some fertilizer prices yet this fall.