Planting quickly headed to the finish thanks to dry weather
Tom Hoverstad, a scientist at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, said progress has been good in his area.
After delay, spring planting takes off
Tom Hoverstad, a scientist at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, said that while the recent cold snap slowed field work some, it is better than a year ago.
“Last spring was poor. It was a cold and wet April and there was a late planting season. The year before that was good and in the 2020 year of COVID it was early planting and a great crop.”
Hoverstad said that while the area went into the winter dry, the winter season helped replenish some soil moisture.
“Winter was good to us. We had the wettest winter on record,” he said.
Climate-stressed broccoli gets help from U of M research
Charlie Rohwer and Natalie Hoidal inspect the broccoli crop for black rot at the U's Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca.