Normally early spring soil moisture is a challenge when the soil profile is fully charged. Depending on the amount of snow we receive and duration of winter, there is a tendency for producers to enter fields at less-than-ideal soil conditions, especially when there is a short window for conducting field operations.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; and Licht, Mark A., "Not too Early to Think About Spring Moisture Conditions, Consideration for Soil Compaction" (2009). Integrated Crop Management News. 719.
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