It’s important to watch your fields—not your calendar—when deciding to plant says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. Cool soils, wet conditions and potential late frost means you still need to be patient.
Farmers will plant more acres of high oleic soybeans thanks to a partnership with food and ag company Calyxt, Inc. The company recently announced it expanded its high oleic acreage to 16,000 acres in the Midwest.
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2018 is estimated at 88.0 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Soybean planted area for 2018 is estimated at 89.0 million acres, down 1 percent from last year.