Timely rains help corn and soybeans in SW MN

A farmer in southwestern Minnesota says the mid-July rains are a welcome sight for the corn and soybeans.

Bob Worth tells Brownfield…

“We got our first really big rain in the last week, a 1.5 inch rain and a few days later there was a half inch rain with some hail. It didn’t hurt my crops, but it did hurt the neighbor’s crops. Things look a lot better than they did.”

Worth says the corn is at the brown silk stage and is doing well, but the soybeans are behind the usual pace for this time of the year.

“Our soybeans aren’t shading the rows yet on 30 inch rows which is bad. We should be shading rows by now. It’s a really tough year. We had some chemical carryover too from a year ago and it’s been tough.”

Worth says a few inches of rain in August would still make a good soybean crop.

Brownfield interviewed Worth at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Agribusiness Dinner in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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