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No shortage of wet spots

A wet field is shown north of Lexington in McLean County / CIFN photo.

CROPSEY – Those few fields which have been planted so far this season have one thing in common: there are plenty of wet spots.

During last week’s brief planting window, growers observed wet holes in spots which aren’t normally wet. Once fields do dry out again, Bryan Cole who manages the Brandt Consolidated Cropsey location says you should closely monitor soil temperature and moisture.

“If you’ve got seed in the ground, it wouldn’t hurt to monitor the progress yourself or call your seed supplier to see what’s going on under the ground as we do have some wet, cool conditions.”

Farmers north and west of Cropsey have been fortunate as they were able to get a fair amount of spraying and dry fertilizer applications done last week.

“I know some folks around us weren’t in as good of shape there but it was good to get out and get something done,” Cole adds.

We’ve always had condensed springs, but this year may be worse. Communication with your ag retailer is key this year. Cole has already talked to growers who had to change plans as some nitrogen and burndown applications are going to be impacted.

The Brandt Cropsey location can be reached at 309-377-3121 or call Cole directly at: 217-249-4656.

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