Check out the photos 8 days apart. On Palm Sunday, April 14th, Pike County received approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches of wet heavy snow, stopping all early field operations including tillage not completed last fall as well as pre-planting anhydrous ammonia applications! It took until late in the week until field conditions were acceptable to get back in the fields. A brief shower over Easter weekend again slowed down efforts to get the plot ready for planting.
On April 22nd, field conditions improved enough to get the plot nitrogen application completed.