Trent Brandenburg is happy with his farming results this season. He still has about 20 acres of corn and another 20 of beans to harvest. Despite the drought earlier in the season, it is now too wet to get into these areas. Trent expects to get a few acres out each day until he is done. He credits his excellent yields to the vastly improved corn and soybean genetics and the excellent soils where he farms. These superior qualities overcame the poor planting conditions and a drought that lasted through the growing season to bring in excellent yields.
Despite the dry season, Trent did experience some disease issues. He applied fungicide which he estimates boosted his yields 10-15 bushels per acre, making the application well worthwhile. Trent plans to continue his present rotations and fertility programs in the upcoming crop year.