Selecting soybean seed for 2020 is a complex decision, and there are more trait technologies available than ever. After a season beset by untimely rainfall and planting delays, farmers are focusing on more maturity options, disease tolerance, and weed control convenience with their next crop. “With a lot of wet conditions this year, farmers are […]
Farmers are doing an incredibly difficult job. And not everyone understands how hard it is sometimes.
The spring planting window stretches from April through May in many Heartland states. Winter moisture is likely to make for some challenges.
Doing the math is a must when making the decision to replant soybeans — or any crop for that matter.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is providing some much needed relief for Minnesota farmers behind in planting. Governor Dayton has signed an Emergency Executive Order 18-07, to deliver emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers delivering fertilizers in Minnesota. Due to […]
Just getting started on planting, the last thing growers want to think about now is replanting, but it’s something they may have to consider if they’re not patient now. “Patience is crucial,” said Erika Parker, DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist. “We must have patience to do what is possible to avoid replanting.” While growers can’t control […]
Minnesota landowners are being told they need to be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings. Recently, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has encountered several issues with seed sold in the state. In 2016 and 2017, the highly invasive weed Palmer amaranth was introduced through conservation seed mixes. The department found seed […]