Crunch time for planting

Crunch time for planting

The cool, wet start to spring has made some Michigan farmers nervous about this year’s planting season.

Doug Darling tells Brownfield not much has happened yet on his farm or for surrounding farmers in the southeast.

“The crop planting process in Monroe County, Washington County, Lenawee is way, way behind normal because of the excess precipitation or the frequency of the precipitation,” he shares.

Darling still needs to plant all of his corn and soybeans and hopes to finish herbicide and fertilizer applications ahead of wheat harvest.