Gonna Be A Lo-o-o-ng Harvest

Trent is about 35% done with his corn harvest. He wants to get his beans out first. The corn maturity is also irregular and spread-out for the same reasons as the beans.

2022-04-28T14:58:52-05:00October 22, 2019|

Recent Rains Helped Corn And Beans

Trent visited the Farm Progress Show in Decatur this week, to keep up with new developments and enjoy the friendly greetings of the various ag sales people.

2022-04-28T14:58:58-05:00September 3, 2019|

Latest Planting Year Ever Experienced

Trent Brandenburg says 2019 is the latest planting year he ever experienced. At the end of May, he has planted NO soybeans and has about 140 acres of corn left to plant. His earliest-planted corn (April) is up 8 to 12 inches and looking good. The rest of his corn "is all over the place, from 3 to 4 inches tall on up." None of his seed was planted in ideal conditions, "but the calendar says you have to," Trent added wryly.

2022-04-28T14:59:21-05:00June 3, 2019|

“I’ll Take It Not Getting Wetter”

At the end of April, 2019, Trent Brandenburg has only 100 acres of corn planted. He is usually nearly done with planting at this time of year. "It'd be different if I was the only farmer in Illinois who didn't have a crop in," Trent observed. "I've planted corn in May before and it did fine."

2022-04-28T14:59:16-05:00May 2, 2019|

Wet Soil Planting Delay? Too Soon To Tell

Trent Brandenburg is not happy about the prospect of "a couple more inches" of rain this week. The soil is already too wet to work, he noted, but there is no standing water. "If it warms up, it will dry out fast," he observed. So "it's too soon to tell." Trent does not expect to plant anything before April tenth "at the earliest."

2022-04-28T14:59:58-05:00March 26, 2019|
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