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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 ...

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