Agronomy Tip: Utilize Soil Temperature Probe
In addition to checking websites with localized data on soil temperatures, a soil temperature probe can be a great tool in your tool belt to use prior to planting.
Todd Schomburg, Director of Agronomy at Stine Seed, mentions that those websites are useful but can be too centrally located to reflect the temperatures on your own fields.
“It’s a good idea to look at your own farm just to make sure the soil temperature is where it needs to be for you plants. With cool temperatures, the soil temp is going to drop quite a bit. You don't want to get too early of a start if it’s too cool,” says Schomburg.