As I write this, we’re finally getting some much needed rain. You can almost hear all the farmers (and crops) give a big sigh of relief.
Here’s a look at what the weather is doing around the corn belt this week:
Reporting from Northern Ohio, our sales agronomist Gary Campbell, says a number of bean fields were finally getting planted last weekend. They had 2″ over Memorial Day, but dry now unless they caught a thunderstorm recently. He says much of Michigan is the same way – wet in May and dry since. Most of Wisconsin has caught a shower this week, but if you missed out it’s hot, dry, and the corn is stressed.
Reporting from Miami County, Indiana, our sales agronomist Ken Musselman says field work is progressing with more corn sidedressing to do. There’s adequate moisture with more rain yesterday and today. In Boone County, Indiana, he reports side dressing is completed and crops are off to a good start with excellent stands.
Reporting from Bureau County, Illinois, our sales agronomist Eric Johnston, says they finally got some much needed rain. Between Monday and Tuesday, they got anywhere from 1.5-3 inches depending on field location. This should really help as some of the crop were beginning to show signs of stress.
Reporting from Southern Indiana, our sales agronomist Ray Roettger, says it’s been a hot 92-95 degrees with humidity. It’s starting to get dry and some areas have had scattered thunderstorms getting anywhere from 0.5 – 1.5 inches of rain. He also reports the New York area is cool and dry for the most part. There’s some rain, but not enough to give adequate moisture.
And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!
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