Ed Lentz, Ohio State University Extension educator in Hancock County, Northwest Ohio says recent rains have helped both corn and soybeans.
“We were really on the dry side with some uneven emergence and uneven growth in soybeans, so that will help get those evened out,” said Lentz. “Some of the corn was still looking pale because the nitrogen they had put on side-dress had not kicked in and that rain will get the roots going to the nitrogen, or the nitrogen moving so we should see a lot of quick response from the rain.”
While the recent cooler temperatures maybe not good corn growing weather, Lentz says it has been good for the wheat crop.
“Because wheat has no problem with dry weather, it’s generally disease and heat,” Lentz said. “This should really help to give us good grain fill.”