Planning for 2024

Sep 11, 2023

Harvest is rapidly approaching in my area and there have been reports of corn coming out of the fields already north of Centerville. In a couple weeks combines will be running in about every field and everyone will be working hard to get 2023 crops out of the field. I wanted to take a little time today to discuss making plans for 2024 crops. It seems like it comes around earlier every year but we are already getting pricing out on seed, and fertilizer for next years crops. Seed companies offer the largest discounts of the year in the fall and with higher interest rates this may be something to consider as most of them offer competitive financing though in house programs or JDF. Spreading fertilizer in the fall is a great way to get one step out of the way for spring and it gives the fertilizer a longer period of time to get incorporated into the soil. This is especially important on no-till fields were the fertilizer doesn’t get mechanically worked in to the soil profile. These are just a few things to consider before the busy season of harvest starts in. If you have any questions on early order seed programs or would like to discuss plans for fertilizer contact your local SFG agronomist.