The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have led to compaction and soil damage during and following harvest, have farmers concerned about completing spring tillage, fertilizer and planting operations in a timely manner. However, it is important to determine soil moisture conditions before getting in the field this spring in order to avoid additional damage to the soil and hurting future production.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi, "Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management" (2019). Integrated Crop Management News. 2531.
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