Early planting could cause farmers a headache later in the season

Early planting may help farmers get a head start, but it could lead to more weeds later on in the season.

Agronomists with Beck’s Seeds tells Brownfield Ag News early-planted crops do not develop their canopy closure at fast, especially in cooler temperatures. They recommend using a pre-emergence herbicide with at least three modes of action, which can help control 97 percent of weeds within 2-4 weeks.

They say it is important to scout the fields and talk to agronomists about the best tank mix for your situation.