Agronomy Tip: Keep Timing and Weed Pressure in Mind for Planting

Weather is the biggest challenge every year during planting season. But Tanna Petersak, Regional Sales Agronomist for Stine seed, says choosing the conditions you plant in might be one of the most important decisions.

“Always keep in mind the short and long-term forecast, no matter what your neighbor is doing. We are always in a hurry, but do not rush this decision,” Petersak says.

She also recommends keeping weed pressure in mind. “Knowing weed profiles and learning how to keep fields clean is crucial. Be aware of the level of resistance and adjust appropriately. The earlier you plant, the longer the window weeds have to grow. With that being said, residuals only last so long and there are fewer options to control weeds when planting extremely early."

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