Growing Series, Ep. 8: Dealing with Wet Spring Fields

Saturated conditions last fall, combined with above normal snowfall for some areas, has many western Canadian farmers impatiently waiting for warm, dry weather before getting rolling this spring.

For farmers with 2016 crop still in the field, there’s some significant work ahead — not just in first dealing with the messy, wet crop left over, but also in field prep ahead of seeding.

In this eighth episode of the Growing Series podcast, Matt Hordos, agronomy technical advisor at Cargill, gives Shaun Haney the low down on dealing with wet fields and harvesting crops that are still on the ground.

From cautions on complication, to a wise counsel to test what you have, to choosing the first fields to roll on, listen below for some sage advice on tackling wet fields this spring.

 
 

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