Thursday, March 6, 2008
I have done several investigations to the five foot depth this winter. I have found soil moisture to be surprisingly good, but moisture is not completely recharged. 2 to 3 more inches of rain before the growing season begins will take us into the season in good shape. While this is good news concerning reserves, minimizing tillage passes and keeping good residue cover on the surface is still a good idea that will conserve moisture and maintain cooler temperatures to help crops survive another potentially dry summer.