Corn All Planted and Growing

Published On: April 30, 2014

April 2014

Trent Brandenburg is happy to have all his planned corn crop planted. He began planting on April 19, and the first field has already germinated. He finished planting last Thursday, April 24, planting about 400 acres per day with his modern equipment. Trent did not want to plant soybeans in April, so he is using the present time to get his equipment switched over to bean planting and then wait for field conditions to become dry enough to plant soybeans.

Rain has continued much of the last week of April, which is good for germinating corn, but not good for getting fields dry enough to plant.
Trent believes some of his corn germination has been slowed by cool nights the past week, but the upcoming first weekend in May promises warmer weather to hasten both corn germination and soybean planting.

More from The Field Report

Machinery and Tile Repairs While Awaiting Warmer Weather

March 19, 2024|

Trent Brandenburg is enjoying the first day of Spring finishing up some machinery repairs. His fieldwork right now involves fixing broken field tiles and clearing waterways to ensure good drainage during the crop year. Trent has not started serious field [...]

Need More Cold Weather, Warmer Markets

January 31, 2024|

Trent Brandenburg wants more cold weather to freeze the soil deeper and kill more overwintering insects. "We are having too many 40-degree days," he observed. Trent noted, "Not much grain is moving," due to lower market pricing. "Eventually, the owner [...]

December Details, Then Christmas

December 6, 2023|

Trent Brandenburg has a lot of details to work with in December before the presents can be wrapped and the tree trimmed. Trent farms plots of land for many different owners. In December the harvest is done. No two plots [...]