With the arrival of some warmer temperatures we have seen more growth out of both crops in the last week than we have in the last month. The heat and timely slow rains have made huge improvements to the corn and the beans. The corn stands on the first 60% of the corn we planted are some of the best we have had in recent years. The last planted 40% has struggled with emergence on the lighter soils. It was all rotary hoed to help it out and the recent rain finished the job. It does not look like we will need to replant any of the corn. We have in the last week replanted a small amount of soybeans using the small 4 row planter. Most of the bean replant areas were very small areas where wet cool soils effected emergence or some small areas damaged by the frosts. In all, we replanted less than 15 acres.
Currently we are post spraying corn and collecting pre-sidedress soil nitrate samples. This weekend we will start sidedressing nitrogen on the corn and post spraying beans. The market has been a roller-coaster this last week but current local fall cash prices sit at $5.35/corn and $13.55.soybeans.
Hope everyone enjoys the long Memorial Day weekend!