Floods and drought stricken corn on the same farms

Even drought-affected areas had some high yielding soybeans, thanks to good timing. Some northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas farmers who chopped all their corn because of drought harvested impressive soybeans, according to Joe Brunck, a technical agronomist for Channel Seed.

“We saw better rains in late August and September,” Brunck told Brownfield Ag News, “so we saw a soybean crop that looks outstanding.”

Brunck, who is based in northeast Kansas, says the unusual weather resulted in conditions that don’t normally occur in a single season.

Rivers were out of their banks the week before last flooding some soybean fields and flooding ground some growers intended to seed to wheat, according to Brunck, “so we had floods and drought both in the same fields in one summer.”

AUDIO: Joe Brunck (10 min. MP3)

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