The wet, cold soil has made it impossible for fieldwork to begin. University of Minnesota Extension Corn Agronomist Jeff Coulter says there are other factors more important than planting dates. “Like the two weeks before the tassels come out and three weeks after the tassels come out, the weather during that period is really what determines the crop yield.” The key is to wait until soils are fit. In a new podcast from the University of Minnesota Extension, agronomist Seth Naeve said this will likely be a season where decisions will need to be made on the go. “We definitely want to avoid getting ourselves in a box where we don’t do any kind of a pre,” said Naeve. “If we’re planning to push everything off on wheat control until after planting, that can really set us up for some problems later.”
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