Chad Lee and Carrie Knott, Extension Agronomists, University of Kentucky
The calendar says we are getting late on planting corn. While the soil conditions are probably more important than planting date, there will be intense pressure on producers to plant corn this week. That means that some fields will likely get planted too wet. Getting into a field too soon is completely understandable given the logistics of planting multiple fields and trying to "sneak in" a field between rains.
|Figure 1. Open seed furrow is a good indicator |
of sidewall compaction.