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Ohio Corn Seeing Effects of Poor Weather Early On

  • Corn in Shelby, Ohio

    “Although it’s hard to see in this picture, look closely for all the gaps and you'll understand why local farmers are less than impressed,” says Morgan Vogt (Instagram: @morgan_vogt99). “The cold and wet start to the growing season has taken its toll on corn stands.”

    In Ohio, 88% of the state’s corn is emerged at this point. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 50% of Ohio corn is in good to excellent condition, 41% is rated fair, and 9% is looking poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Irving, Illinois

    “The corn is looking good, but everything is in need of a shower,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32). 

    In Illinois, 96% of the state’s corn is emerged. The latest Crop Progress report rates 58% of Illinois corn as good to excellent, 28% as fair, and 14% as poor or very poor.

  • Soybeans in Morse Bluff, Nebraska

    “Zero inches of rain have fallen from the sky this past week and there’s no relief in sight,” Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik) says. “We’ve had all the pivots running pretty steady these past few days.”

    Nebraska soybeans are 86% emerged, which is pretty close to the state’s 5-year average emergence rate of 84%. As of Sunday, the USDA rates 74% of Nebraska corn as good to excellent, 24% as fair, and 2% as poor. 

  • Corn Near Northfield, Minnesota

    “We started sidedressing this week. Corn is growing well, but showing a little stress from the heat and lack of rain,” says Carol Peterson (Instagram: @carpet701). “Sunday brought thunderstorms and heavy downpours totaling about 2 inches in a short time period. Areas north of us experienced hail and wind damage.”

    Minnesota corn is 98% emerged, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report. Most, 78%, of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition, while 20% is rated fair and 2% is rated poor. 

  • Soybeans in Daviess County, Indiana

    “It's 90 degrees and very dry here, but I’ve been able to get all the hay up and spraying done without an issue,” Ethan Clarke (Instagram: @the_ethan_clarke) says. “The corn is rolling up and beans are standing still  Ideally, we could use 3 inches over three days.”

    Only 68% of Indiana soybeans have emerged, which is well behind the state’s 5-year average emergence rate of 80% at this point in the year. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 51% of Indiana corn is rated good to excellent, 37% is rated fair, and 12% is rated poor to very poor. 

  • Wheat in Nickerson, Kansas

    Kansas farmer Geoffrey Burgess (Instagram: @geoffreyburgess) says his wheat is ready to cut. According to the latest crop progress report, 4% of Kansas winter wheat is already harvested, which is well behind the state’s 5-year average harvest rate of 13% at this point in the year. A substantial 24% of the state’s winter wheat is rated poor or very poor, but 45% is in good to excellent condition.

  • Corn in Morse Bluff, Nebraska

    “We’ve had all the pivots running pretty steady these past few days. We chemigated at first, but then decided to add another round of straight water after that because of the dryness,” says Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik). “Corn is in the V6 stage.”

    In Nebraska, 98% of the state’s corn crop is emerged. As for quality, 78% of Nebraska corn is rated good to excellent according to the USDA, while 20% is rated fair, and 2% is rated poor. 

  • Soybeans Near Northfield, Minnesota

    “Beans are finally starting to fill out and we have seen some significant growth. Fields are uneven, depending on when they were planted,” says Carol Peterson (Instagram: @carpet701). “We had rain on Sunday which should help moisture levels, but it came down hard and fast so there is some concern with beans that were just replanted about a week ago.”

    In Minnesota, 87% of the state’s soybeans are emerged, which is 7% faster than the state’s 5-year average emergence rate. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 78% of Minnesota corn is rated good to excellent, 21% is rated fair, and only 1% is in poor condition.

  • Corn in Nickerson, Kansas

    “The milo is up and going well,” says Geoffrey Burgess (Instagram: @geoffreyburgess).

    In Kansas, 88% of the state’s corn crop is emerged. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 65% of Kansas corn is rated good to excellent, 28% is rated fair, and 7% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri

    “The beans that we filled in with replant are looking good,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17). “We need rain...bad.”

    Missouri corn is emerging 10% faster than the state’s 5-year average, which means 65% of the crop has already pushed through. As for quality, the USDA says 61% of Missouri corn is rated good to excellent, 33% is rated fair, and 6% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Maxwell, Iowa

    "Some corn is showing signs of moisture stress," says Rhonda Birchmier. "Late planted soybeans need a rain to establish a good stand."

    In Iowa, 96% of the state’s corn is emerged. According to the USDA, 77% of the state’s corn is rated good or excellent, 19% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor or very poor. 

  • Soybeans in Nickerson, Kansas

    “The soybeans just got finished being planted,” says Geoffrey Burgess (Instagram: @geoffreyburgess). “It's been far too windy for spraying preemergence on the beans for the last few days, so we hope to get that done early in the week.”

    Kansas soybeans are 60% emerged and 60% of those are rated good to excellent according to the latest Crop Progress report. 

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