The Balancing Act of Managing Soil Moisture – Peter Johnson

Soil management prior to planting can be a lot like walking a tightrope. You really can’t go too far one way or the other or you’ll pay the price. While early season is all about making sure the soil is dry enough to get on, as soon as the time comes to plant, you need to keep enough of that moisture around to get your seed out of the ground and off to a good start. Once you factor the always unpredictable weather factor into the mix, trying to manage moisture in your soil really can be a balancing act.

In this interview, Peter Johnson of OMAFRA talks about some of the best techniques to utilize in this critical period and why it’s so important for producers to do it right.

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