Andy Rodefer, Aug. 7

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the heat and the dry weather the crops have improved some. The first of this last week we had an inch and a half rain then we got another half inch two days ago. The rain on the soybeans has really pushed them along. There are a lot of blooms and a lot of pod fill going on right now. We flew some fungicide on some of our better corn fields to prevent more northern corn leaf blight problems. We don’t know what the yield potential will be on some of our other fields with water damage so we are backing off with inputs on those right now.I feel pretty good about our early-planted corn. Some fields I didn’t think would yield 50 or 100 bushels per acre but I am feeling better about it. I think yields will be all over the board as we go across them with the combine, but I think they will be better than I anticipated a couple months back.Pollination went pretty well for the most part. Corn has greened up and it looks a lot better. The fields have evened up a little too, but those problems out there have not gone away either.Beans look pretty good. We just got done spraying all of our bean acres with insecticide and fungicide. There is not a lot of height with the beans, but height doesn’t necessarily lead to yield in beans. They are branching out sideways and with the recent rains I think the yield potential for beans is a lot better than people anticipated.I am worried going into harvest about the root system in the corn. That is a concern with disease pressure and if we get wet weather and wind this fall.We are getting ready for a field day on our farm on Aug. 25 for Golden Harvest corn and NK soybeans. I want to invite anyone interested to come out.last_img

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