Experts urging farmers in southern Minnesota to stay patient despite planting delays

By |2018-05-15T14:54:14-05:00May 15th, 2018|

Scattered thunderstorms last week prevented farmers in southern Minnesota from making planting progress, leaving producers to wonder if they need to move to earlier corn hybrids or switch their acreage to soybeans. For now, Agronomists are advising growers to stick with planting full-season corn hybrids for another few weeks in the southern portion of the state.  Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse says his best guess is that producers will still try to plant crops in May. "The final planting date for corn in southern Minnesota isn't until May 31 and they may go to some earlier hybrids here as we move [...]