Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers continue to plant at a fast pace. Currently Minnesota corn acres are 88% planted with 45 % already emerged. Soybeans are 44% planted compared to only 7% planted last year at this time. Unfortunately, early May heavy rains caused soil crusting. Farmers are using a rotary hoe on many corn acres throughout the entire state to help break up the crust. In some areas, where the crusting was too severe, they are replanting some corn acres. Now is the time to take a break away from soybean planting for a few hours to inspect all of your planted fields to ensure you have good plant stands.
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