Farmers in a hurry to get back to fieldwork
Western Missouri farmer Kyle Durham tells Brownfield growers were in a mad dash to get their crops in after being kept out of their fields for multiple weeks.
“A friend of mine who’s a retailer in the area said he didn’t know when he had ever moved so much seed and so much chemical all in such a short window of time,” he said.
Durham said after planting corn at the end of April and start of May, farmers in his area went about three weeks without much fieldwork getting done because of consistent rainfall. But he says the fields finally opened back up about two weeks ago.
“But most all of the soybeans are planted now,” Durham said. “We’ve got a few replant acres to wrap up this week, but I think we’re on the short rows now.”
Durham said his replant acres are failed corn because of low spots and seep water in fields near the Missouri River.