Despite planting delays, farmers in the Elbow Lake, Minnesota area are still focus of spring fieldwork. In this week’s Pioneer Agronomy Update, Red River Marketing Co. sales associate Leah Johnson says some seed is in the ground. “Farmers have been planting wheat, soybeans and corn in fields in any field that is fit.” Johnson explains that a seed treatment is crucial with cooler temperatures. “Not all soybean treatments are created equal, so it’s important to have protection against all early season pathogens.” Pioneer field agronomist Clyde Tiffany says field condition should be the main consideration. “If it’s too wet you’ll smear the sides of the furrows, which can cause difficulties in root development.” Watch the Facebook Live video here.
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