Agronomist discuses crop progress in Indiana

Beck’s Agronomist Travis Coleman says planting overall is off to a slow start in Indiana, but there are some pockets of progress.

“As we move toward the west side of the state, especially the southwest corner, those farmers usually have warmer soil temperatures and are a few weeks ahead,” he says.

Coleman tells Brownfield soybeans and corn planted in mid-April are looking good, but, “they’re just starting to get to that emergence point. So, with some cold temperatures in the forecast, I have a little bit of a concern with some frost and freeze risk, but overall emergence looks like it’s going to be good for that crop.”  

He says he has some concerns about crops going into the ground today and tomorrow.

“Looking at the forecast about every hour it looks like some of those rain totals continue to creep up. I would challenge those farmers to think about stopping those planters and giving yourself 24-48 hours ahead of a cold front and rain event to let it germinate before it gets a cold drink,” he says.

Coleman covers southern Indiana.  

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