Assess Your Crop and Planting Progress

Planting season is now well underway! However, getting a crop in the ground has had its fair share of challenges this year. Cool temperatures and rainy weather were two factors that kept equipment from rolling in many areas during the past few weeks.

Based on Monday’s planting progress report released by USDA, the challenges have somewhat slowed corn planting. On May 7, 47 percent of corn in selected states had been planted compared with 52 percent on average and 61 percent last year. Corn emergence has also been slower this year. Fifteen percent of corn in selected states had emerged on May 7, 2017, compared with 25 percent on May 7, 2016, and 19 percent on average.

As weather conditions moderate, more growers will likely have the opportunity to add to this year’s planting progress. In the meantime, this story from AgWeb stresses the importance of revisiting your planting checklist as the spring marches on.

Many of our growers count as those who have already planted corn acreage. Several have tried our new BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn seed treatment. The treatment supplies a nutrient blend meant to help seedlings get a good start and maximize plant health. Healthy crops are those positioned to yield well at harvest!

The BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn seed treatment features nine key nutrients: calcium, magnesium, sulfur, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. One of the product’s hallmark strengths is supporting quick and even emergence. This video shares more about this year’s experiences with the BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn treatment. In addition to strong emergence, treated corn has also shown thicker stalks and stronger root system development, even in challenging planting and growing conditions.

For growers who have yet to plant corn or may consider replanting due to poor corn crop condition, we encourage you to consider the BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn seed treatment. With later planting, good emergence becomes even more important to ensure that your crop has the opportunity to develop into a high-yielding one.

Additionally, we have the BigYieldCoat Soy seed treatment available for treating soybean seed. The BigYieldCoat Soy formulation specifically delivers nutrients necessary for soybean growth and development. For growers interested in trying the BigYieldCoat Soy seed treatment, we have the BigSmartPlots program available. You can read more about it below.

To learn more about BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn and BigYieldCoat Soy, contact us anytime!

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