With planting near, Missouri’s farm families are urged to adjust their operations to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus on the farm. Agronomist Todd Lorenz with University of Missouri Extension says with the virus able to live on surfaces for days, minimizing contact in commonly used areas including the tractor cab is key.

Lorenz adds that if limiting equipment access isn’t possible, then areas where different people come in contact will need additional cleaning and disinfecting.

Extension agronomist Todd Lorenz says farmers should consider arranging for contactless deliveries of their seed, feed and fertilizer and, if time allows, to let deliveries sit for at least a day in the event that coronavirus is on the packaging.