06-11-2013 12:00 PM
Here is a picture of my first planted corn. May 13th
here is the same field but looking south at the next farm on the south side farmed poorly by a BTO from 100 miles away. It was beans last year and fall applied nh3. The yellow color is a mature crop of Pennycrest with the next crop of whatever weed you can think of coming up through it.
06-11-2013 12:10 PM
That looks just like most of our corn here in central IL. Planted about the same time also. Somewhere between yellow and chartreuse. A few of the fields are beginning to green up a bit, but nearly everything planted from May 20 thru 23 has half stand at best and most will be torn up or replanted.
06-11-2013 12:23 PM
Actually I have a quite acceptable stand and the color is better than that smart phone is capturing. Two weeks ago it went scrambled gray screen and hasn't done well in anything but sky shots since.
I am/was more worried about a dry stretch in July/Aug so cut the population back to 26500.
06-11-2013 12:59 PM
The crops need a few uninterupted days of sunshine But there are showers just west of here.
One good day of sun and warm and I could plant beans.
06-11-2013 02:11 PM - edited 06-11-2013 02:14 PM
Really isn't any gaps except in the smart phone camera. I'll take a real camera out later and get a real pict. It used to do a good job but has really fallen down on the job lately.
But first I have a 20.8 38 rear tire to remount before the showers/rain that looks threatening.