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Prevented Planting Puzzle
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:38 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Agronomists and conservationists are strongly urging farmers with prevented planting acres or flooded fields to plant some crop -- whether it's late-planted soybeans or cover crops -- on those empty acres. But crop insurance requirements, herbicide and crop residues, timing issues, and the availability of seed have made those planting decisions difficult and confusing for farmers.

"Plant something on the ground; I want you to put something on that ground," Mahdi Al-Kaisi, an Iowa State agronomist told DTN. Leaving land fallow can produce a range of problems, he explained.

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