In most years, double cropping soybeans following wheat in Defiance County Ohio would be taking a chance, but with an early wheat harvest it looked like this would be the year, that’s before it quit raining.
“We have been so dry and have been since early May that we’re having a hard time finding enough moisture to replant soybeans that need to be replanted from the first time,” said Bruce Clevenger, Defiance County Extension educator. “So, I don’t know there’s going to be a tremendous amount of excitement about double crop soybeans because replant soybeans are having such a difficult time getting established.”
Wheat harvest got underway on Monday, June 18, in Defiance County.
On Tuesday, June 19, OSU Extension field agronomist Harold Watter saw a number of combines in the field from Wood County, south, to I-70.
“Reports we heard were around 70 bushels per acre for a lot of folks, straw is short, but they are baling it as quick as they can,” said Watters. “Saw a number of fields where farmers were rolling in with no-till drills, planting double crop soybeans, I mean, June 20th to get them in the ground , we can still make a reasonable crop, we just need some moisture.”