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What's Your Best #Plant14 Advice?
Apr 08, 2014
Here in Missouri, the daffodils are already pushing through the ground and planting season is mere days away. Elsewhere around the Corn Belt, the farmers I’ve talked to this week up in the Dakotas are still sitting atop 3’ of frost. But wherever you are, the planting season is getting closer and closer to front-of-mind. Here are a few resources to get you started.
First, I started a thread on our discussion board to share your best planting advice. Go here to share and learn: http://discussions.agweb.com/showthread.php?64894-What-s-your-top-planting-advice&p=360687#post360687
I also like to search the #plant14 hashtag on Twitter for helpful hints.The advice is just starting to trickle in now but will surely flow freely over the next several weeks as planting season draws closer.
Illinois farmer Cory Ritter is hosting a Crop Watch Roundtable on his website. Be sure to check out this unique experience of farmers interviewing farmers.
Finally, here are five quick planting tips from Robert Mullin, director of agronomy for PotashCorp.
1. Don't underestimate the value of starter fertilizer
2. Make certain your crop is fertilized for good yields
3. Don't rush to plant in fields that are not ready
4. Don't alter seeding rate
5. Don't think you need to change hybrid maturity or soybean variety to a shorter season option
Where do you go to get the best planting advice?