Well, here we go again, right! We are facing another year with the possibility of planting into wet and cold soils. Corn yields in fields that are planted before soil conditions are dry enough can be 40-50 bushels less than fields worked a few days later when soils are more fit.
Don’t rush, we have the whole month of May to get this crop planted before we turn our backs and plant another crop with less profit potential. Here are some tips to help limit yield reductions when we are planting in these conditions.
Growers have one shot a year to get planting done right the first time. Patience will pay dividends in these situations.