A shorter-season maturity may be the answer for farmers still dealing with planting delays. “The end of May is when I start to think about moving my hybrid maturity for corn five-to-six days earlier or more,” said Jason Snell, agronomic service representative, Syngenta. “I’d consider moving soybean maturities earlier somewhere around the end of the first week in June if the seed and trait packages that you need are available.” Seed companies are moving seed around to work around the late planting dates. “Retailers have been very good about communicating their supplies, but your best guarantee is to have your hands on it and in your shed.”
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