05-01-2013 08:56 AM
Well we had 2-4 inchs snow back on 4-22 and 1.2 inchs of rain and by 4-27 corn was being planted here in NIA.I think there would of been a lot more corn put in the ground but most were waiting on this system to move out.If the NIA forecast holds I would look for planters rolling about Monday or Tuesday of next week.I would look for 90% of NIA corn to be in the ground by 5-12 if the forecast holds.Here in NIA we have have around 5-6 inchs of rain and 8-9 inchs of snow in April and it's a long ways from being to wet.Wow guys got the big head again Monday with grain running hard and they were back in the I'm not selling mood.Funny how when the market is down they have nothing to sell but then we get that big up day and wow that **bleep** coon -hit bin full of corn.If we can get some heat and keep this moisture coming It should be a big crop coming in NIA.
05-01-2013 10:35 AM
My operator tells me he has plant a pattern tiled 80 that i own and he was putting 28% on the rest yesterday. They expected a 2-3 inches of rain last nite but I haven't talked to him today That being case palnting should proceed rapidly when and if it dries up.
24 row planter so the acres,get covered quickly.
05-01-2013 11:08 AM
Used to be with 4, 6, and 8 rows a day mistake added up to a 40 or 80 acres mistake.........today its a 200 or 400 acre mistake........
05-01-2013 01:51 PM
if I was going to get into the custom planting business, I would plant those acres just before the cold weather, too. Heck, if you get a small enough stand emerging, you might get paid to do it all again.