Time to Finalize 2023 Plans

Feb 13, 2023

Are You prepared for the 2023 growing season? It may seem like a like an eternity until spring will arrive, but if weather cooperates we could be dropping seed in the ground in two months. Now is the time to be working on finalizing your agronomy plans for 2023 inputs so you can optimize yields by placing the right products on the right acre.

It is good to start with seed. Some corn hybrids and soybean varieties may have the greatest yield potentials by placement on the correct soils. Once we have seed placement complete in your agronomy plan, we can move on to fertilizer. Are we fertilizing your fields in a way that is optimizing your return on investment? We offer VRT by soil sample results, yield, CSRs, or bout any other way that makes sense on your farm, or customizing rates zones using combing soil data and yield for example.

We also need to protect your crops from yield-robbing weeds by planning a good two-pass chemical program. Use a pre-emerge applied early and a post-emerge with residual activity to start clean and keep the field clean throughout the growing season.

Plant health is the next area that we need to look at, preparing for fungicide and/or insecticide. Fungicide and insecticide on soybeans almost always give a return on your investment. With the movement of Tar Spot into our territory, fungicide could give huge returns on corn if the disease presents itself early in the season.

Now is the time to sit down with your local SFG CCA agronomist to complete your agronomy plan. Granted, weather or other situations may alter our plan, but we will save a lot at planting time by being prepared to place the right seed on the right acre on your farm.