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15. Planning for Success!

Well it’s early March already and getting close to going to the field next month.  Here at the North Central Research Station, equipment upkeep and maintenance has been underway for some time.  But there is always something to do right up till the last minute.  In addition to the equipment prep, an equally important part of pre-season preparation is the experiment planning.  There is no magic map and treatment list that just appears.  Each experiment and where it will go is carefully planned, reviewed, rehashed and finally entered into the database.  Just like any farmer at this time of year, we are cautiously approaching the upcoming season with optimism and great hopes for a successful year.  In the coming weeks, there will be blogs from others at the NCRS explaining what goes on behind the scenes in the different areas.  Stay tuned.