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Prioritizing mid-April fieldwork that pays off come harvest

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A southern Illinois agronomist says farmers should prioritize their mid-April fieldwork based on what could bring them the greatest return.

Ben Wiegmann with Beck’s Hybrids tells Brownfield it’s been an ideal week for fieldwork in his coverage area and as planters get rolling, local farmers need to keep the whole growing season in mind.

“As we are sitting in the month of April here, I would be worried about burn-down applications, getting herbicide on, fertilizer applications and then planting soybeans.

Prioritizing mid-April fieldwork that pays off come harvest