We got our first field planted yesterday, April 20. This is quite the contrast to our first field last year, which went in on June 3.
The seeding rate we used was 120,000, which I fully expect to give a stand of 100,000 considering the conditions and soil temperatures hovering around 70 degrees. This field has a seed treatment vs. non-seed treatment comparison, so I'll let you know how stand establishment goes and any differences we see between the crops throughout the season.
Many of the concerns we see from early planting aren't as big of an issue as they would normally be, so I'll be anxious to see what kind of effects we get from these treatments.