As planting gets pushed back due to wet and cold weather, West Central Ag Services Territory Sales Manager Clyde Kringlen hopes farmers aren’t tempted to cut corners and skip pre-emergence weed control applications. “It’s really important to get a pre-emergence herbicide applied with the weed pressures we have. Maybe we have to stop the planter for half a day and catch up.” Getting the crop planted properly is even more important, because of limited seed supply. “That’s one of the things that we’re hearing, especially for corn. The challenge is if we do it wrong and have to replant, what can we get for a variety?” RRFN’s Crop Watch is sponsored, in part, by BASF.
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