The planting season has been put on hold, waiting for fields to dry down. WinField United Crop Protection Product Manager Kyle Gustafson is more interested in field conditions than some day on the calendar. “Everyone gets really impatient and they want to get some seed in the ground just to say they’re doing something,” said Gustafson. “Make sure the soil is fit. It’s probably going to give you a higher yield potential to plant later when the soils are fit versus early when the soils are not fit.” Planting in poor field conditions can result in irreversible yield loss. Gustafson cites sidewall smearing that could result in lodging later in the season.
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