Everything Looks Great

Published On: June 4, 2018

“The Temperatures Have Been Wonderful for Early Crop Growth”

Trent Brandenburg was happy to take a couple of minutes away from mowing grass to give us this update. Trent’s grass is growing as fast as his corn and soybeans. His planting went well; timely rains encouraged fast germination and a good start.

Right now, Trent would like some rain. “It’s a little dry,” he said, noting that it isn’t dry enough to actually damage the plants, they just need more moisture right now for fastest development.

The temperatures have been wonderful for the early crop growth. The 90-degree days and nights in the 60s have provided July-like weather in late May and early June. The corn may tassel by the Fourth of July as the degree-days pile up.

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