A near perfect weather window gave farmers the opportunity to put the crop in the ground at a record pace this year. While it was an impressive start to the growing season – the warm, dry weather is cause for concerns for many growers.
Brent Bible farms near Lafayette, Ind. and says what now has turned into a very dry season creates a challenge for growers. “We see the plant stress, more so in corn than soybeans, and realize it is a critical time in ear development,” he says.
While their crop received some timely rains in recent weeks - Bible notes there still is a long way to go before it is in the bin.
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