As growers start to roll on planting early beans, Ken Ferrie walks through considerations for deciding when the right time for your operation is. Planting beans in March doesn’t show a large yield advantage over waiting to plant the first week in April but can provide some advantages for operations that only have the ability to plant one crop at a time, then having some bean planting done when the ground is also fit to plant corn could bring more benefit. He encourages growers to ask themselves: Are you insured? Are the beans fully treated? Are you a one planter operation? Have you had discussions with landlords to make sure everyone is on the same page? Do you have a hoe ready if the beans need help? These can help a grower decide when it makes sense for their operation to start planting beans.