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Could a dry planting season repeat 2023?

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An agronomist says the fading El Niño weather pattern will likely coincide with an early planting season.

Mitch Roth tells Brownfield the warm, dry conditions in the northern U.S. might be ideal for fieldwork, but, “It can also be problematic if it stays dry.”

“Germination can be poor and some of our residual herbicides that require some water to activate fail to activate,” he says. “There was some experience of that last year as well.”

He says drier conditions make fields more susceptible to some pest and diseases.

Could a dry planting season repeat 2023?