Rain Thursday evening and Friday morning dashed our hopes of planting corn this weekend. Rainfall totals ranged from 0.5" to 0.9" in places. The fields are now saturated and have standing water in them as the picture above illustrates.
Despite the wet end to the week we were able to get a few more items accomplished. Uncle Bob finished planting his 2009 corn on the Whiznat farm and Dad & David were able to spray the majority of corn that is now emerged.
While most of the corn is up and looking good, we still do not have much corn up in areas that were and continue to be wet. After digging, it appears that the corn seedling and its roots ran out of oxygen due to all the rain and is now rotting in the ground. Despite the fact that we know we will have a little replanting to do, we have decided to switch one planter over and get ready to plant soybeans the next chance we get.
Thank you to all the Mom's out there!