Who can remember the last time we didn’t plant corn until May? With corn planting in the US behind the 10 year average by at least a week, writes Jason Van Maanen, CCA-ON (Veritas), it is not just Ontario farmers who are sitting and waiting for Spring to arrive!
As producers become edgy, the urge is to get the equipment out and begin planting. However, planting a day sooner in the Spring may cost farmers more than they expected at harvest time. Below are some of the standard sayings and the better responses.This content is only available to Veritas members. Please login under “Veritas Login” above to access this content.
The corn seed is an amazingly tough little thing. It is thrown into cold wet soil and in most cases by some miracle grows to a huge productive corn plant. All we have to do is help it out a little. A retired customer of mine once said when asked if it was too early to plant …
“It’s too early to plant if the ground ain’t right!”
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