The KMOT Ag Expo in Minot seems to a turning point as growers focus on the upcoming growing season. WestBred Wheat technical product manager Grant Mehring says the difficult field conditions were a talking point at the show. “We’re thinking about creative ways (to fix ruts and get into the field), finding equipment that they may not have anymore because they’ve been in no-till for so long.” Mehring says now is the time to plan. “You only have one chance to plant a crop and everything stems from there; we need to be conscious about getting the best seed-to-soil contact in some of these soils.” Even with late planting or saturated soils, Mehring encourages growers to utilize a diverse mix of varieties.
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