Covering Up
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:20 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- It may be a relief to see shallow lakes slowly recede from fields across the Midwest, but more work lies ahead: covering up those empty acres.

After relentless rains flooded fields and stalled planting efforts, some Midwestern growers have been forced to declare prevented planting on some acres. Now agronomists are urging them to consider planting a cover crop to limit looming problems with soil erosion, nutrient loss and weed control this summer.

In Missouri, USDA crop progress scouts reported 27% of soybean acres remained unplanted as of July 5, a date when the state's beans ...

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