Farmers are weighing their options as they prepare for the 2020 planting season. For some, this may involve trying new farming practices such as direct seeding or cover crop implementation. AgIntel Consulting president and agronomist Josh Messer recommends farmers keep it simple. “Take it one step at a time,” he says. “First, determine your most limiting factor and address that. If you are unable to do tillage, pay attention to the details when you’re out there doing direct seeding like avoiding sidewall compaction.” Also start simple for cover crop establishment. “Don’t make it complicated. Possibly use any seed already on the farm; any diversity is better than none.” Messer participated on a farmer panel at the DIRT Workshop in Fargo, joined by Tim Becker of McHenry, ND and Matt Nelson of Lakota, ND. Listen to the story.