26 minutes | Jun 17th 2019

Season 2 Episode 6 - Prevented Planting 2019 and Cover Crop Seed Supplies

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US corn and soybean planting has progressed at its slowest pace in decades. Farmers facing decisions on prevented planting also face decisions on managing fields for this summer.Many groups advocated for the use of cover crops in unplanted fields to prevent erosion, reduce further nutrient losses, and protect/improve soil health. One issue farmers will face is finding quality seed.A 'perfect storm' of weather, forage losses, and increasing cover crop acreage has led to very tight seed supplies.Scott Wohltman, Cover Crop Chair for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and agronomist for La Crosse Seed discusses these issues along with decisions being made on his own Illinois family farm.
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