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By Marko Manoukian
P. C. Extension Agent 

Considerations for ag producers as drought persists


December 8, 2021

As the dry November closes here are some considerations for agricultural producers. Dormant dryland seeding of perennial grass and forbs should not be planted with our current conditions. While the plants will not germinate (that is a good thing), Montana State University recommendation are for 18 inches of soil moisture for dryland seeding of perennials. With no soil moisture, producers would be better to wait and see if conditions improve in the spring of 2022 for a dryland perennial seeding.

Fertilizer prices have double since 2021 and with minimal or no growing season moisture for sm...

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