The key to ‘picking the right day’ is to know what is happening, not at the surface of the soil, but just below the depth of tillage
by KEITH REID
There are lots of resources to help you choose the right seed varieties, and to make sure your fertilizer and herbicide programs are optimized. Books have been written about the importance of equipment maintenance. Equipment salesmen stand at the ready to sell you the latest advances in tillage and planting technology.
But with all this expertise, there is silence on the one decision that will determine if you have the potential for an excellent crop, or only a mediocre one. When do you head to the field to start tillage and planting?