I feel like we're having deja vu with fall this year and once again we are running out of time for optimum establishment of our winter small grain crops. Remember, if you're planting yet this October, to increase your seeding rate from 23 plants per square foot up to 25 plants per square foot. I've included some more in depth resources on late seeding below.
We are also excited to announce that Smithfield and PFI will be piloting a program to purchase 2020 wheat and oats at their grain elevators in Allerton and Davis City in Southern Iowa. Farmers in Iowa can pair contracts for their grain with the cost share to establish a cover crop after wheat or oats. Read more about this program below.