In March, we experienced a couple of snow storms and that got us some much needed moisture in the ground.
Research Agronomist, Erik Eriksmoen says that we had an average snowfall for the month of March and that brings us closer to average for the winter season.
Now he said we are in the time of year when we need warmer, spring-like temperatures to begin.
When the temps heat up, the snow will melt – giving soil the chance to soak up all the moisture.
“We’re starting to push that planting date back a little bit further and that does become critical later on in the growing season because you have fewer days where you have cooler temperatures to grow some of our crops,” said Eric Eriksmoen, Research Agronomist.
Eriksmoen says that farmers might not get the chance to start planting until mid May.