Started by metmike - June 22, 2020, 6:56 p.m.
Four weekends of the #CropWatch20 #corn in Illinois. Lots of growth during June so far but not a lot of rain. Conditions are worse now than they were to start the month, though things could quickly improve with a good soaking.
By metmike - June 22, 2020, 6:56 p.m.
The #CropWatch20 #corn in North Dakota has grown a lot in two weeks but conditions remain average - rain is really needed. Also a first look at the ND #soybeans. Strong winds last week hurt the young plants. Both fields are only partially planted - way less than half.
By metmike - June 22, 2020, 6:59 p.m.
This thread contains photos of all 16 #CropWatch20 fields taken within the past 24 hours. First up, #corn in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana & Ohio. IA and OH have received sufficient rains since Sunday night, but IL and IN are still in need. Crops remain in good condition.
By metmike - June 22, 2020, 7 p.m.
By metmike - June 22, 2020, 7:01 p.m.
By metmike - June 22, 2020, 7:02 p.m.
Finally, #CropWatch20#soybeans in the Western Belt. Minn & Neb coming along nicely after late-week rains. Kansas beans should perk up after herbicide application and weekend rains. Poor stands in ND, and that worsened with last week's extreme winds. Rain is needed.
By bowyer - June 22, 2020, 8:21 p.m.
Last week it was getting very dry in WC Illinois. Perfect weather to put up 1500 small square bales alfalfa hay. Last Friday evening 1/2 " rain...... 3 storms today 9/10" 6/10" 7/10"
By metmike - June 22, 2020, 9:11 p.m.
Congrats bowyer, thanks for the report!!