Cool and wet conditions have kept many Midwestern farmers out of the fields again this week. Kyle Krambeck farms near Davenport in extreme eastern Iowa. He says they’re haven’t planted anything as of yet.
“It’s been wet and cold over here—we noticed the frost is now just starting to come out of the north hillsides,” Krambeck says. “The conditions are just not right for us and we haven’t had the heat units to get the ground temp up.”
But Krambeck isn’t overly concerned.
“Last year everyone was so nervous and there were guys in our area that got started two weeks ahead of us—and we got started around the tenth of May and our corn was up and out of the ground in six days and we didn’t lose any population,” he says. “Our population came up nice and even because we waited.”
And Krambeck says they ended up with some of their best yields ever, including 230 bushel per acre corn—on bean ground—and soybeans that averaged over 70 bushels per acre.