An Iowa agronomist says field conditions are better than they were this time last year

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An Iowa agronomist says field conditions are better than they were this time last year

The start of the planting season is fast approaching, and an Iowa-based agronomist says field conditions are looking good in his coverage area.

Channel’s Jeremy Miner says the fields are actually a bit further at this point than they were last year. “We’re maybe a bit behind when it comes to getting into the field,” he says. “But we definitely accept the moisture in what’s coming.”

He tells Brownfield that farmers in areas where moisture is scarce should consider seed treatment. “Just in case we run into those cases where it’s sitting in the ground and we’re not warming up nearly as fast as we could,” he says. “We pay attention to that.”

Miner says there have been some talks about shifting acreage this spring, but he says the talks are changing almost daily. “What I’m hearing from a lot of farmers right now is that the concern is there,” he says. “But when it comes down to it and they had to pull the trigger today and make the decision, a lot of guys are sticking with their original plan.”

However, if raw material availability becomes a bigger issue this spring, he wouldn’t be surprised if more farmers switched at least a few acres from corn to soybeans.

AUDIO: Jeremy Miner, Technical Channel Agronomist

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