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NE Colorado farmers already looking to 2020 growing season

Seed selection is a critical part of planning


February 19, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but farmers in northeastern Colorado are thinking about spring even though last year’s harvest is not far in the past.

There are a lot of decisions to be made, planning to be done and equipment to be repaired before tractors on the road in the spring or before a seed ever hits the ground. What new equipment will need to be purchased, what nutrients does the soil need, what will the fertilizer strategy, what insects and weeds should one worry about, how will a farmer market crops, should a farmer diversify — these are all going through farmers’ minds and notes...

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