Residue management is not expected to be a big issue for farmers planting sugarbeets. American Crystal Sugar Company General Agronomist Tyler Grove says a large part of the sugarbeets gets planted into small grain stubble. While it may be tempting to plant in less than ideal field conditions, Grove also tells growers they only get one chance to put the crop in right. “The average planting date for us is May 5. With the capacity of these farms and their planters, it’s pretty impressive what can be done,” says Grove. “Planting safely and doing things right the first time are the main objectives.”
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