Despite the dry conditions, Coleharbor, North Dakota, farmer Paul Anderson is finding subsoil moisture to plant corn. More than half of his corn is planted. “We’re using strip till about 200 feet ahead of the corn planter and we’re able to pull up moisture. Once that comes up, we are able to move dry dirt out of the way and put the corn seed about 2.5 inches into nice, moist dirt,” says Anderson. “Planting conditions are good for corn right now. I know I can get sunflowers and corn in.” If the lack of rainfall continues, Anderson may terminate spring wheat and plant more corn. “Right now the spring wheat looks like a hairless chihuahua,” says Anderson. “We have corn seed needs covered, just in case. We also switched from soybeans to more corn.”
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