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north dakota planting window??

I've heard reports of heavy snow cover remaining in most of north dakota. they have recently moved up to the varsity level of corn productionand are heavily involved in our projected planting acres. Just curious what is the window of opportunity for planting early corn in that state? When do you "pull the pin" on corn production? I'm really hoping threads like this one will light a fire under new crop corn!!!

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Re: north dakota planting window??

Yep......the weather will take over the markets soon........like later today perhaps.

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Re: north dakota planting window??

I think the heavy snow cover is mostly on the eastern 1/3 of the state, which is where the bulk of the corn is planted.  It looks like right now that it will be in the May 1st timeframe if we are lucky to start planting.  That is OK but its better to be planting sometime in late April.  I would push corn in until at least May 20-25 depending on what the market is dictating.  In parts of eastern ND and western MN the rents have been pushed high enough that corn is the only crop that will pencil out and that is getting slimmer by the day.  The extended forecasts this weekend showed warmer and wetter weather for the 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks.  Hopefully warmer but we need no rain.  I know the weekend forecasts are not always as accurate so we will see what comes out today.   I think now that we are in April the weather will start to gather more attention.

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Re: north dakota planting window??

ND is a big state. Herein the extreme se part we'll plant corn to the first of June. I'd say for every 50 miles north you go you could take roughly a week off that planting wiindow. It all depends though if you can get shorter day corn hybrids I start switching maturiities around the 15 of may.

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Re: north dakota planting window??

I live 100 miles sw of bismarck n.d, and i  will be in the field by friday, we are bone dry here, lot of cattle will be sold if rain dont come soon. I will seed oats first then hrsw.

 

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