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The Tennessee farmer is hoping the weather will allow him to catch up on planting

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The Tennessee farmer is hoping the weather will allow him to catch up on planting

Tennessee farmer David Nichols says the 2022 planting season is about a month behind. “In April we actually didn’t plant any corn at all,” he says. “It was the first time in my career as a farmer that we’ve done this.” Nichols says they were able to plant some soybeans in late March and then again in late April.

He tells Brownfield this week’s forecast should allow him to catch up. But Nichols says he’s concerned to say they’ll get a lot done this week. “We weren’t able to do much and until you get out there and start driving it’s hard to find your rhythm,” he says. “Because devices have to be set up, calibrated and adjustments made. We just didn’t have much of a chance to do it.”

Nichols says he’s also catching up on spraying. “A lot of burndown has yet to go on no-till land,” he says. “Not only that, some of the spray we completed earlier this spring was so long ago that the chemicals we applied are actually starting to break down.”

He says warm weather and strong winds, also forecast for this week, will further delay herbicide applications.

AUDIO: David Nichols, Ridgeville, TN Farmer

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