SD grower on bean replant and rough spring wheat
A South Dakota grower says the dry spring allowed him to plant more acres than before. Jason Frerichs does minimal no-till in Northeastern South Dakota in Roberts County.
“We certainly had areas that we had not farmed for many years, not even just the last three or four years but more years before that. And so, it was nice to be able to plant the fields in the entirety.”
But, he says emergence has been uneven and he’s had to replant some soybeans.
“Luckily, it was more limited in nature. If we hadn’t received that inch-and-a-quarter of rain at the end of planting we really would be in a world of hurt.”
Frerichs says his spring wheat crop is looking really rough because of the weather. There’s a lot of growing season left for his corn and beans so he’s optimistic – although he says they definitely need rain.