CROPS NEWS
When Planting Gets Late
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon May 13, 2013 06:59 AM CDT

Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events, snow, cold weather and poor planting conditions have postponed soybean planting across much of the Midwest. The ideal planting window for soybeans is the last week of April and first week of May. There are management decisions to consider since we are past that date.

While early planting of soybean helps increase yield potential, getting any remaining corn planted should be the first priority, according to Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois agronomist. "Corn typically loses yield faster than soybeans as planting is delayed. So it is important to plant corn first," he ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Todd's Take
Get a Handle on SDS
Exporters Report Soy Sales
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Todd's Take
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Exporters Report Soybean Sale