Agronomy Tip: Scout for Compaction Issues

The wet weather this season means taking initiative to mitigate the impact of compaction.

“The key is if you planted in less than ideal conditions, whether it's corn or soybeans, you typically are going to want to scout those heavier and wetter soil areas in your field more to make sure the plants aren’t having emergence issues, whether it's sidewall compaction or compaction over the row from hard rains,” advises Todd Schomburg, Director of Agronomy at Stine Seed Company.

Schomburg recommends keeping an eye on the well-known tough areas of fields that are at risk for significant compaction to ensure you get the emergence you expect.

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