With the month of May upon us, there is the temptation to rush planters into the field at the first opportunity. However, Bill Meacham warns that being too hasty has its dangers, “We recommend that growers wait at least 7 to 10 days after anhydrous application before they plant. This year there are growers who may be wanting to push that a bit.”
While some producers were able to make application in March and early April, for many others flooding during April kept them from getting any field preparation done. Meacham says this year, with wet conditions, crops may be especially susceptible to anhydrous injury, “In wet soils, those knifes do not always go deep enough and put a lot of the anhydrous in the seed some where it can cause injury and yield reduction.”
Share your planting timetable with us. That is the question in this week’s Pioneer Poll. You will find it on our web site and the HAT e-newsletter.