An agronomist with AgriGold says recent hybrid and variety trials have shown early planting yield advantages.
Ron Roling is based in northeast Iowa. He says the research generally shows that the earlier corn and soybeans are planted, the higher the yield potential.
“If we can extend the growing season by planting earlier, it’s a huge advantage to corn and soybeans,” he says. “Anything we can do to extend the growing season gives soybeans more time to capture sunlight and allows corn to accumulate more growing degree units.