Crop Production Tips

Apr 01, 2020

Tips to remember this April

With the extra challenge of the pandemic virus and resulting COVID-19, this Spring's planting season is on pace to be a crazy time for everyone trying to get a crop in the ground. Here are a few reminders of items to make sure you check off your list this April.

  • Get updated field maps to Ag Center
  • Take delivery of seed corn, alfalfa, and soybeans
  • Alfalfa and winter wheat stand assessments
  • Pre-plant weed control on your corn and soybean acres
  • Plant timely and accurately
  • Pop-up starter fertilizer applications with Ascend and zinc
  • Nitrogen treatments to minimize loss to volatization, leaching, and denitrification
  • Pasture fertilization

Read our agronomy update for operational changes being made due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Ken Jahnke

Division Sales Manager

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