Planting early? Lessons for northern corn and soybean growers

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If there’s one thing freshly-planted soybeans don’t like, it’s a cold drink of water. Soybeans are quite resilient to early season weather and cool soil, but a cold rain in the first 12-hours after planting can spell death to newly-planted soybeans.

How does corn fare? Well, not much better, says RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, but the timing is slightly different between the two heat-loving crops.

Related: Planting soybean before canola can work

In this field-side discussion, Pete and RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney discuss the importance of the forecast when it comes to early soybean planting, including whether or not middle of April is too early for either no matter what.

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