Spring Planting

Even though one of the coldest winters on record has prevented local farmers from getting into their fields for spring planting, a crop expert says there is still time.
Winona County Agriculture Extension Educator, Jake Overgard, says it's not time to panic yet.

Overgard says the delay has given producers a chance to get their equipment ready for planting and decide what variety of corn to plant dependent on the weather.

A year ago a very wet spring forced many farmers to wait until June to plant a variety that matured much quicker.

Overgard also said the cold winter managed to turn into a.positive when it comes to the emerald ash borer.

An emerald ash borer was recently discovered in an ash tree in Winona's Valley Oak area.

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