First Round Of Planting Done, Ponds Need Replanting

Published On: June 6, 2024

Trent Brandenburg is done with his “first round” of planting, as he puts it. The corn and soybeans he planted in April are up and growing in excellent condition. Trent’s later-planted crops are germinating but not as far along as his April plantings. The frequent heavy rains during May have caused ponding in some of his fields. Trent estimates that he will have to replant about ten per cent of his acreage. He will have to wait for the ponding to dry out before he can get back into his fields to replant the ponded areas.

Trent’s area received over an inch of rain Tuesday June 4, 2024. With rain now predicted every day or two, the soil drydown will take a while. In the 30-day period ending this morning (5 June 2024) Trent’s area had received 150 per cent of normal precipitation. This 30 days followed a wet spring, so there is plenty of soil moisture right now.

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