Are we there yet?
Some farmers are asking when do they start fieldwork with all this cold and
NDSU Extension Agent for Walsh County Brad Brummond thinks May.
Brummond tells KXPO hopefully farmers will start fieldwork in May. The ten-day
forecast is still cold and there's a lot of snow to get off the fields. Given those
circumstances, Brummond says early May might be the start time for fieldwork.
Brummond says some farmers are looking for quicker-maturing corn.
Brummond says farmers will be changing what they seed when.
Brummond says farmers will flip their seedings. Usually corn is seeded after
the small grains get planted. But with farmers trying to plant full-season corn
varieties with all the money they have invested, if fieldwork gets started in early
to mid-May, the corn will go in before the spring wheat in some of the corn-growing
areas of Walsh County.
Brummond thinks there'll be a shotgun start to fieldwork.
There won't be much of an organized progression to the seeding season.