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Crop Lines column: Consider these few thoughts on late planting

6:21 PM, Jun. 15, 2013
Mike Rankin
Mike Rankin
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As we reach the middle of June there are still acres to plant. Some may choose one of the prevented plant options under crop insurance; others may still hold hope for getting soybeans or a feed crop planted.

For those in the latter situation, here are some late planting considerations.

For soybeans, we've now reached the point where shifting to a maturity group that is about 0.5 relative maturity (RM) earlier than a full-season variety makes good sense. In other words, instead of planting a 2.0 RM soybean, plant a 1.5 RM. Yes, there will be some loss in yield potential, but it will reduce the ...

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