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FARM EQUIPMENT, P.O. Box 352 South Highway 15 Milbank. SD. 57252 d605)432-4576 South Highway 15, Milbank, SD Phone (605)432.4576 "Proud Supporters of Inside Agriculture and Our Area Farmers!" PRO AUTO Professional Body Work  Free Estimates We specialize in repairables. We'll find a car or truck that's right for you. Kevin Bad(strand Ortonville, MN natiq Thd"Bank That Cares! 320-748-7239 Member FDIC K Graceville, MN | Hoxtell Excavating il EXCAVATING over 45 y:;s ,SANO & GRAVEL cEXCVAToNRG s OVo;';':r' TUBBS SOFT WATER - Drinking Water Systems I - Iron Removal Systems l/ Proud to salute "lnside Agriculture" ! | REMEMBER US FORYOUR DRY CLEANING | "Salt Delivery [ [ AND LAUNDRY NEEDS EAR N i  400SE2ndSt.,0rtonville Phone83g-gg75 I ........... O II PaS a vie " "J of Units We Se.! ! I I |  103 East 4th Avenue | | '.:--,[du. Corrie & Karin Ouale I , k, Appleton, Minnesota jl,,'z/,,// Milbank, SD 57252 I ' "FetOring a Complete Line of Zip Feeds : Illr I  MPS Seeds ___"V.,X: I FREE ESTIMATES I !l  ;anNGi!irb]hiownVer ' MP1 ' Au' Glass Replacement - Rck Chip Repair ~ Mirrrs ' IN; CE, INC I Tractor Cab Glass-Insulated Glass Replacement I Phone 320-325-5203 Hwy. 75, Clintenl MN .  | Custom Vinyl Windows for a Perfect Fit I .p.,..p.,.,.,.,.,.,..,a'.!'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'-'-'.'.'-'.'. I, Getyurlbefrewinter! I 00hanks00ig Stone I BuyDiesel Fuel That Works ll [.ake Prea 3armers! 11 As Hard As You Do. II II n [I BIG STONE U U coope00T,ve II \\; II MILBANK" 605-432-9884 877-TANK-LOW (826-5569 II -S35-6_167) ]1 / i Grain. Gas. Diesel- Fuel 0il .Feed-Fertilizer,, 00orth-di00l[i0000t00 t Custom Spreading-Custom Grain Cleaning ':,' Phone 00HANO L , P.O. Iox 30S Oonvllle, Minnesota ,0 Box 356.48416- 144TH STREET. BIG STONE CITY, SD 57216 -...,V.V,V%pg'i%,"'d%",,%'"./"ff"'"'""  PHONE 605.862.7902 FAX 605.862.7904 / Inside A sprung, The recent change from winter weather to spring sunshine means farmers are getting out into their fields to begin the planting season, which is one of the busiest parts of the season Few management decisions are as important in successful crop produc- tion as those made at planting time. How well farmers answer questions about the best planting date, the best population and the best row width for soil and weather conditions will great- ly influence the outcome of their crops. Crop requirements for tempera- ture, moisture and light are the major factors to consider when determining the best planting date Understanding these factors will assist farmers in deciding the month or week of the year when planting should be done to obtain optimum yields. According to a study done by Benson Institute Agronomy students, the best planting date for the area, based on environmental factors and high production of the region, is reflected in the regional planting dates Generally. planting crops out CORN of their planting date will more likely a field near result in lower yields, no matter how much fertilizer is used, or how well taken care of the crops are. rnP:r, me'" tO The study also named four differ- CO':r:,T:'"-... u ent planting systems that may be used (u e.rnn[t rtant UUlO individually, or as a combination. E4anted'"For' One of these types of planting systems " p .... ' :- iSseedsa Broadcast Systemin conamons, n, The Broadcast System consists of gation, planting spreading seeds throughout the field population. and then incorporating them with a Other factOrS W ........ harro . Broadcast planting s not nonulation areS0 used very often, however sometimes ;,re the nvailab small grains such as wheat, barley and ifiieri-ca-acity g P oats are planted by using this method, ed The d:pth, aa; This method creates irregular depth at .- Y, , a,i which the seeds are incorporated so !,he se.ea anue  germination is usually not good, and me sou. XofW ,, _ . at a uepm larmers wit! need to use more seed to of the seed secure a good crop stand. According to In the Row method continuous  - " are planted rows at irregular xenSnmhnam, r distances between them. This method - . . e ---aret is most common for lantin small egln_tprellb ,, P g , u. m t. ." grams, as t auows a more uniform Soil testin,' is g! seed depth ..... rel bY , times oiler Seeds are also spaced at uniform .... , be distance in the Row method IJ"niv"' of  r " ' , . . . " U ers y r erosion planting, wth uniform dis- Offices tance between nlants in a row is used - " ----s' ri '  . ne prop p manly for crops hke corn and soy- .t ff,, .,utrietlt deans, lnese crops are sensitive to ; ..... llv a0 S .... o tou ,,, pacing and reqmre uniform distance Phos-hate an, I l between plants , v -rcP a ey comlx, Furrow systems can also be used, ,,-,, ,trietd and are usually used during dry sea-"i'"'i'ts f,,rll sons or in semiad regions. In this wa."ntfi, s  method, seeds a? plighted in the fur-' choosin,, fertili@ row at uniform distances This  "' "-d method allows cr s ch  . .... - tzstlmaw . op su ......... ,,,u =.__ ,.. sol w given uy i beans to take advantage of the avail- ., .... :qd re able moisture within furrows, ix[ct, t y ld'SO Intercropping may be used as a Dex; ''z]%;,e planting method. During intercrop- aWnedemanv o't]# ping two crops are planted one row  , ,, " ' . one IlelO  wth.one crop, and the next row w:th yield estimat(S anomer crop ....... d'J Farmers adopt the planting sys- use'ISe.Yin ie terns that have been proved will work Cron yield ;' in their land and will nroduce ,ood - . r aoreP ,. , r ,= furs oeyont* :, -.i ymms. as lack of ralr a Farmers must also determine plant .... ,tio population or seed density when it . .eed 1t " decision lHa w 49> .-?: ;' "?004ffV e t er t .-. Complete Veterinary R.R. Lentz, D.V.M. j.A. P.S. Ista, D.V.M. 517 - 4th Avenue West - Unni: a ch( 1, 9 and e cia a Plan ' crop ,i ling ente il g r Plant, !theil !te. %7 t8 IZ i FARM EQUIPMENT, P.O. Box 352 South Highway 15 Milbank. SD. 57252 d605)432-4576 South Highway 15, Milbank, SD Phone (605)432.4576 "Proud Supporters of Inside Agriculture and Our Area Farmers!" PRO AUTO Professional Body Work  Free Estimates We specialize in repairables. We'll find a car or truck that's right for you. Kevin Bad(strand Ortonville, MN natiq Thd"Bank That Cares! 320-748-7239 Member FDIC K Graceville, MN | Hoxtell Excavating il EXCAVATING over 45 y:;s ,SANO & GRAVEL cEXCVAToNRG s OVo;';':r' TUBBS SOFT WATER - Drinking Water Systems I - Iron Removal Systems l/ Proud to salute "lnside Agriculture" ! | REMEMBER US FORYOUR DRY CLEANING | "Salt Delivery [ [ AND LAUNDRY NEEDS EAR N i  400SE2ndSt.,0rtonville Phone83g-gg75 I ........... O II PaS a vie " "J of Units We Se.! ! I I |  103 East 4th Avenue | | '.:--,[du. Corrie & Karin Ouale I , k, Appleton, Minnesota jl,,'z/,,// Milbank, SD 57252 I ' "FetOring a Complete Line of Zip Feeds : Illr I  MPS Seeds ___"V.,X: I FREE ESTIMATES I !l  ;anNGi!irb]hiownVer ' MP1 ' Au' Glass Replacement - Rck Chip Repair ~ Mirrrs ' IN; CE, INC I Tractor Cab Glass-Insulated Glass Replacement I Phone 320-325-5203 Hwy. 75, Clintenl MN .  | Custom Vinyl Windows for a Perfect Fit I .p.,..p.,.,.,.,.,.,..,a'.!'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'-'-'.'.'-'.'. I, Getyurlbefrewinter! I 00hanks00ig Stone I BuyDiesel Fuel That Works ll [.ake Prea 3armers! 11 As Hard As You Do. II II n [I BIG STONE U U coope00T,ve II \\; II MILBANK" 605-432-9884 877-TANK-LOW (826-5569 II -S35-6_167) ]1 / i Grain. Gas. Diesel- Fuel 0il .Feed-Fertilizer,, 00orth-di00l[i0000t00 t Custom Spreading-Custom Grain Cleaning ':,' Phone 00HANO L , P.O. Iox 30S Oonvllle, Minnesota ,0 Box 356.48416- 144TH STREET. BIG STONE CITY, SD 57216 -...,V.V,V%pg'i%,"'d%",,%'"./"ff"'"'""  PHONE 605.862.7902 FAX 605.862.7904 / Inside A sprung, The recent change from winter weather to spring sunshine means farmers are getting out into their fields to begin the planting season, which is one of the busiest parts of the season Few management decisions are as important in successful crop produc- tion as those made at planting time. How well farmers answer questions about the best planting date, the best population and the best row width for soil and weather conditions will great- ly influence the outcome of their crops. Crop requirements for tempera- ture, moisture and light are the major factors to consider when determining the best planting date Understanding these factors will assist farmers in deciding the month or week of the year when planting should be done to obtain optimum yields. According to a study done by Benson Institute Agronomy students, the best planting date for the area, based on environmental factors and high production of the region, is reflected in the regional planting dates Generally. planting crops out CORN of their planting date will more likely a field near result in lower yields, no matter how much fertilizer is used, or how well taken care of the crops are. rnP:r, me'" tO The study also named four differ- CO':r:,T:'"-... u ent planting systems that may be used (u e.rnn[t rtant UUlO individually, or as a combination. E4anted'"For' One of these types of planting systems " p .... ' :- iSseedsa Broadcast Systemin conamons, n, The Broadcast System consists of gation, planting spreading seeds throughout the field population. and then incorporating them with a Other factOrS W ........ harro . Broadcast planting s not nonulation areS0 used very often, however sometimes ;,re the nvailab small grains such as wheat, barley and ifiieri-ca-acity g P oats are planted by using this method, ed The d:pth, aa; This method creates irregular depth at .- Y, , a,i which the seeds are incorporated so !,he se.ea anue  germination is usually not good, and me sou. XofW ,, _ . at a uepm larmers wit! need to use more seed to of the seed secure a good crop stand. According to In the Row method continuous  - " are planted rows at irregular xenSnmhnam, r distances between them. This method - . . e ---aret is most common for lantin small egln_tprellb ,, P g , u. m t. ." grams, as t auows a more uniform Soil testin,' is g! seed depth ..... rel bY , times oiler Seeds are also spaced at uniform .... , be distance in the Row method IJ"niv"' of  r " ' , . . . " U ers y r erosion planting, wth uniform dis- Offices tance between nlants in a row is used - " ----s' ri '  . ne prop p manly for crops hke corn and soy- .t ff,, .,utrietlt deans, lnese crops are sensitive to ; ..... llv a0 S .... o tou ,,, pacing and reqmre uniform distance Phos-hate an, I l between plants , v -rcP a ey comlx, Furrow systems can also be used, ,,-,, ,trietd and are usually used during dry sea-"i'"'i'ts f,,rll sons or in semiad regions. In this wa."ntfi, s  method, seeds a? plighted in the fur-' choosin,, fertili@ row at uniform distances This  "' "-d method allows cr s ch  . .... - tzstlmaw . op su ......... ,,,u =.__ ,.. sol w given uy i beans to take advantage of the avail- ., .... :qd re able moisture within furrows, ix[ct, t y ld'SO Intercropping may be used as a Dex; ''z]%;,e planting method. During intercrop- aWnedemanv o't]# ping two crops are planted one row  , ,, " ' . one IlelO  wth.one crop, and the next row w:th yield estimat(S anomer crop ....... d'J Farmers adopt the planting sys- use'ISe.Yin ie terns that have been proved will work Cron yield ;' in their land and will nroduce ,ood - . r aoreP ,. , r ,= furs oeyont* :, -.i ymms. as lack of ralr a Farmers must also determine plant .... ,tio population or seed density when it . .eed 1t " decision lHa w 49> .-?: ;' "?004ffV e t er t .-. Complete Veterinary R.R. Lentz, D.V.M. j.A. P.S. Ista, D.V.M. 517 - 4th Avenue West - Unni: a ch( 1, 9 and e cia a Plan ' crop ,i ling ente il g r Plant, !theil !te. %7 t8 IZ i