Planting early? Lessons for northern corn and soybean growers

Source: Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers

If there’s one thing freshly-planted soybeans don’t like, it’s a cold drink of water. Soybeans are quite resilient to early season weather and cool soil, but a cold rain in the first 12-hours after planting can spell death to newly-planted soybeans.

How does corn fare? Well, not much better, says RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, but the timing is slightly different between the two heat-loving crops.

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In this field-side discussion, Pete and RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney discuss the importance of the forecast when it comes to early soybean planting, including whether or not middle of April is too early for either no matter what.

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