Prevented planting



We had a few acres that were prevented planting acres, meaning, we couldn’t plant them because the weather did not give us an opportunity to plant the corn we had planned on planting in May or June. We sowed tillage radishes and rye to help break up some compaction, stop water runoff and soil erosion, and reuptake some nitrogen we had put down the fall prior.

They grew fast and really help the soil. It was a first experience for us with cover crops. I think it will help us move forward using more cover crops on more of our acres in the future.