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Soil moisture crucial to getting corn off to good start

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An extension agronomist points to soil moisture as a crucial piece of getting corn off to a good start.

Jeff Coulter with the University of Minnesota says it starts at planting.

“And it’s important to place those seeds in moisture, get good seed to soil contact so that we can get good uniform emergence, and quickly.”

He tells Brownfield for areas that are dry going into planting.

“Keep monitoring the soil moisture, and if possible maybe consider planting a little deeper.

Soil moisture crucial to getting corn off to good start