Fieldwork is underway in southern Indiana
Fieldwork is underway for Southern Indiana Farmer Ben Kron.
“Around Monday we got a break in the rain and got it dry enough here. People started working out in the fields Monday and Tuesday, making sure everything works,” he says. “I expect the gates to open up next week and for it to be full-blown farming season.”
Many parts of the state expereinced severe storms at the beginning of the month. Soil conditions are starting to improve.
He tells Brownfield, “this week kind of let us get a little bit of a slow start. Forecasts are not calling for a lot of rain even next week so we can ease into it and make sure equipment works. I’m pretty happy that for the first time in a couple of years we can get out at what we call a normal time.”
Kron says they’ll start with soybeans.
“We’re getting to where we’ll plant soybeans for three to four days and then we’ll bring the corn planter out and it has seemed to really help us overall,” he says.
The second-generation farmer grows corn and soybeans in Evansville, Indiana.