Too soon for earlier maturity seeds

Too soon for earlier maturity seeds

An agronomist says it’s too early to switch to earlier maturity seed varieties. 

Scott Rowntree with Pioneer in Wisconsin tells Brownfield university research shows farmers should stick with their chosen hybrids through at least the 25th of May. “Often, we don’t want to switch to earler-season varieties until we get to at least that point, the 25th of May with corn, and then soybeans, we can actually plant our standard maturities all the way through the first week of June.”

Rowntree says several farmers haven’t put a seed in the ground yet because of the wet weather delays.  He says several farmers who haven’t started planting have asked him about switching varieties since there’s more rain in the forecast.

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