Top Story: Stormy planting season

flooded soybean field from June 2010

Photo of flooded soybean field/June 2010

Farmers should expect stormy,
cooler planting season

By Keith Robinson
April 11, 2011

Farmers should avoid rushing into their fields but rather wait for the right conditions as the planting season begins amid forecasts of a stormy and cooler-than-normal spring, a Purdue Extension agronomy specialist advises.

"The main two words for this spring are 'Be patient,'" Tony Vyn said.

Farmers who till and plant their fields only when soil conditions are optimal stand a better chance of being rewarded at harvest with higher yields, Vyn said.

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