Farmers are gearing up for the 2019 planting season. According to Peterson Farms Seed agronomist Adam Spelhaug, farmers in eastern North Dakota should be in the field by the end of the month. “The biggest thing is don’t rush. It pays to wait an extra day or two for the right conditions,” says Spelhaug. Deciding when to put the seed in the ground can be challenging. For corn, Spelhaug says to make sure soil temperatures are in the 50-degree Fahrenheit range. The two- to three-day forecast is also important. “If it is 48 degrees with sunny, nice weather in the forecast and the ground is fit, I’d be out there planting corn,” says Spelhaug. “Bean are a little more resilient. We’ve had some pretty good luck with early planted soybeans.”
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