Spotty rains hit Missouri crops

There was spotty rainfall across Missouri in the last few days, but a farmer in north-central Missouri says his corn and soybeans could use additional moisture.

Kyle Durham from Carroll County tells Brownfield the non-irrigated corn is starting to show drought stress.

“We’re starting to see corn leaves rolling and starting to see a few leaves down around the bottom of those plants respond to the dryness,” he says. “The soybeans aren’t showing drought too bad, but I can imagine the root systems are challenged.”

Durham says the corn is tasseling and there have been some fungicide applications, but several farmers are waiting for moisture.

“If we should find ourselves in a wetter pattern, I wouldn’t be surprised if more fungicides go on.”

Durham says he is optimistic for the rain in the forecast later this week.

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