Muddy Fields Cause Slow Planting Completion Again This Year

Published On: June 1, 2020


Rains Were Prolific in April and May in Central Illinois

As June arrives, Trent Brandenburg still has about 20 percent of his acreage to plant, mostly soybeans, due to the continuing wet weather. Trent, additionally, has over five percent of his already-panted acreage to re-plant due to ponding. Of course, the problem acres are the most poorly-drained already, as they are still wet, so the dry-out will be slow. Trent plans to increase his plant population in an attempt to offset the yield loss with late planting. The ultimate yield “depends more on the weather the rest of the season, than anything else from now on,” Trent concluded.

Trent is happy with most of his planting so far. Germination has been good and most of his acres are off to a good start. Trent “feels good about everything so far,” he said, referring to his farming operations.

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