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Ag Issues with Neil Roberts: Leo Bartolon Part 9

Nicole DesRosier
 June 10, 2022
The Dakotan:
This is Ag Issues with Neil Roberts.

Neil Roberts:
Welcome to another edition of Ag Issues. Our guest today is NDSU Cropping System Specialist Leo Bartolon from the North Central Research Extension Center and Leo prevented planting is a big consideration for growers. Now, in our second week of June, options continue to evolve I guess, right to give us some ideas.

Leo Bartolon:
Yes, Neil. So since we had a very wet condition in the spring, so our deadline for final planting of most crops are approaching or some of those already ended. So we have kind of options to do in those areas. So the first one you can plant the insurance crop during the late planting date, usually 25 day after the final blend in. The second option is leave the acreage fallow with no cover and the farmer can receive a full preventive blend in payment.

Neil Roberts:
All right. Good stuff. Hey, we'll have more on preventive planting when we come back.

The Dakotan:
You're listening to Ag Issues with Neil Roberts on the Dakotan Network.

Neil Roberts:
Talking preventive planting with Leo Bartolone today. And Leo, give us a couple more options.

Leo Bartolon:
Yeah, the third option that I want to bring is farmers can plant a cover crop and receive a full preventive blending payment. There are some change this year that's important for farmers to take into account. Its cover crop can be hate grazed cut for silage at any time. Cover crop, hay, silage or haylage can be sold without no penalty because some years back there were some penalties on it. Cover crop cannot be harvested for grains and corn is not authorized as a cover crop. In the last option is land on other crop after the late planting period and receive a preventive planting payment equal to 35%. So and yes you extension website you can find a preventive blend analysis tool. So farmers can rely on it to get a better information about it.

Neil Roberts:
All right. Good stuff, Leo. Thanks for that. And that concludes this edition. Until next night. I'm Neil Roberts.

The Dakotan:
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