Tennessee farmer planting while weather allows

Tennessee farmer planting while weather allows

A northwest Tennessee farmer is taking advantage of the current planting window while he can.

David Nichols tells Brownfield they’re planting now.  “We’re in the field a little bit earlier than we have been in the past few years and right now things are going great,” he says. 

He says field conditions are some of the best he’s had in the last decade.  “We’ve been in these systems where we’ve stayed persistently wet,” he says.  “We did have a cold spell that slowed things down some, but the last few days everything has opened up and we’re getting pretty good widespread planting activity going on here.”

Nichols farms in the Mississippi River valley and raises soft red winter wheat, corn, and both full-season and double-crop soybeans.