Weather Delays Planting In The Area

Mother nature has not been cooperating for area farmers who have been waiting to get out in the fields and start their spring planting. Recent cold temperatures and snow have prevented farmers from planting any corn or soybeans in the area. Extension Educator Randy Pryor says it is important that farmers wait for the soil temperatures to warm up in the 50s before they move their planters into the fields…


“in the tank again”    :29

Pryor says there is still plenty of time for farmers to get their crops in the ground. He encourages farmers to understand that after the seed is planted, the first 48 hours is extremely crucial for that seed…


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Pryor is anticipating many farmers will be in the fields next week since the long range forecast looks to be cooperative for area farmers…


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Pryor says farmers can take advantage of the cooler weather by preparing their machinery for the upcoming planting season.

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