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Patience will be key this spring

Beck’s Agronomist Steve Gauck says a little patience this spring from farmers will go a long way after a “tough” winter.

“We have ruts out there, so I don’t want a scenario where we go out and it’s just a little wet and try to work them out and make the compaction worse,” he says. “The same goes for weed control and the early spring burndown that we’re used to doing. Let’s get the ruts fixed, then worry about weed control, and then step in to planting.”

He tells Brownfield farmers have plenty of time and should work on getting equipment ready for the planting season. 

“Double check your planters, make sure your seed discs are correct, and make sure all the meters are in good shape so when the weather does break, we can plant very quickly,” he says.

Gauck says Beck’s has practical farm research data finding that there is still 100 percent yield potential through the end of May and even longer for soybeans.

Audio: Steve Gauck, Beck’s

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