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WATCH: Ice-Out Dates, Open Water and Field Activity – Part Three


In this video, Brian Weller, Dairyland Seed western region agronomist, continues to record water temperatures, and he discusses signs of spring, such as ice-out dates and how those dates may correlate with the start of field activity. In Part One of this Inside Pride video series, Weller explains that ice will leave the lake within three to five days after it starts to break away from the shoreline. In general, he says field activity will begin five to 21 days after the ice-out date. Learn more about ice-out dates and spring preparation from Part One and Part Two of this video series.

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