Winter wheat planting will begin shortly. Quality seed is a must in order to maximize yield. Let your agronomist know your planting intentions so that quality seed can be secured. Soil sampling should be completed to allow enough time to make proper fertility decisions for starter fertilizer, as well as any fall spreading for next years wheat crop. This is also a great time to line up any soil sampling that needs to be done when fall harvest is completed. Just laying out the fields that need to be sampled with your agronomist helps greatly with fall sampling and allows all the fields to be finished before the snow flies. Timely soil sampling also helps quicken the turn around of results and helps with any fall fertilizing that is going to be done. Early planning can help get fields enrolled into MZB. The longer fall window allows for data to be collected and soil sampling to be finished. In many cases, new fields can be set up and have variable rate strip tilling, double shot, and fall spreading done.