Planting Season 2012 Gets Underway

Throughout Latham Country, most early spring field work has involved anhydrous and dry fertilizer application. Manure also has been hauled and some tillage has been completed.  Sunshine and above normal temperatures have pushed planting.  Farmers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of April 11, which is the earliest planting date for full crop insurance to go into effect.  Today is the day!

With dry – even droughty – conditions, planters will likely be rolling in force today.  It’s important that farmers remember to check planter settings.  Even new planters may not be adjusted properly.

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