Soil conditions lead fieldwork plans

Soil conditions lead fieldwork plans

A central Michigan farmer says cold soils have slowed most fieldwork.

Carson City’s Ben Wilson tells Brownfield he’s been able to make fertilizer and herbicide applications, but planting has been limited to just sugarbeets.

“Every time the calendar is April you still are like, ‘Hey, it’s early, it’s early,’ and next week will be May, and then we’ll be super nervous about getting the crop in,” he shares.

Also an agronomist for Helena, Wilson says last year’s planting season serves as a reminder of how much soil conditions drive success rather than the calendar.

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