Uneven stands and timely rains

An agronomist in northwest Missouri says there are uneven corn and soybean stands as the crops advance.

Erin Marlow with Cropwise Consulting tells Brownfield crop residue didn’t break down as well after last fall’s harvest due to the dry conditions.

“Soybean stands had losses of 20 to 30%, but I don’t worry about that as much about that as I do with corn,” she says. “There were a few corn stands that had plants coming up in a 5 – 7 day window and that could affect the yield potential.”

But Marlow says there have been timely rains.

“We’re slightly on the dry side, but we keep getting pop up showers.”

She says the corn is growing quickly and some should be tasseling by July 4. There are also early planted soybeans starting to flower.

Photo credit: Erin Marlow

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