Planting Before the Rain

By GrowingDeer,

  Filed under: Hunting Blog

It’s raining in western Oklahoma and has a 60% chance of rain at The Proving Grounds tomorrow so Brad is no-till drilling Eagle Seed beans today.  I’m finishing some office work and will take over for Brad later this afternoon.  When conditions are right, the tractor stays running till it’s too dark to see where to plant.  Some recent research from Iowa State strongly indicates that getting soybeans in the ground early results in higher yields than waiting until there is no chance of a late frost.  Planting crops is always a gamble and I’m going for a larger yield and gambling the air temps won’t get below 28 degrees or so after the beans germinate.  Only time will tell…

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