AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources to help farmers make critical planting decisions due to wet conditions. Farmers plagued by excess rain should consider their options, including things such as replanting options, change in hybrid varieties or crop, potential crop insurance risks, and yield impacts.
ISU Extension and Outreach specialists recommended the following resources when making decisions in the next few weeks:
- Recent news article: Understanding Initial, Delayed and Prevented Planting Decisions
- Changes impacting manure management: Crop Rotation Changes May Impact Manure Management Plans
- Yield loss information from the ICM Blog: Delayed Planting Afflicted on Northern Iowa
- Prevented Planting FAQ for 2018 from Ag Decision Maker
- Soybean Planting Decision Tool
Three meetings next week will focus on the impacts and next steps of delayed planting in Emmet County, Palo Alto County and Kossuth County. Find more information on those meetings on the ISU Extension and Outreach Kossuth County website.
There are several things to consider when weather delays intended planting strategies. Use the resources above or contact a local field agronomist to make the best decision for your farm.
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