Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Chomping at the bit yet?

prepared by Jochum Wiersma, UMN Small Grains Specialist

Although there is some snow in the forecast for tomorrow across much of Minnesota, the weather has been unseasonably mild and the frost is already out of the ground in many areas. The first reports of small grain being seeded reached me yesterday and that begged the question whether it is too early the seed small grains. In 2012, the last week of winter and first week of spring were also unseasonable warm. At that time I wrote a short article about the risks and rewards of early planting. Please check back here if you like reread the blog post and refresh your memory.