Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Much needed rain

While corn has been showing signs of being dry for the last week or two, soybeans in most of the areas I visit were just starting to show. Considering most of our full season beans are between R1 and R3 right now, this rain across much of the region is coming at a very important time. The replenished moisture will aid in pod set for those plants still flowering and will assist in early seed fill for those plants a little further along.

This rain event will also be a huge aid to those double crop beans that have been planted in the last three weeks. Dry soils in some areas were causing struggles in these late planted beans to get up and get going. This rain combined with the forecasted temperatures over the next few days should really make them take off.

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