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How wet is it?

Report from Nebraska farmer on Twitter: "You know you are in a rainy pattern when .14" of rain looks like an inch. Full soil profile. Hopefully we get done fertilizing this wk." Any other soil moisture reports?
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John It's so wet here I saw an athiest building an ark just in case!   Seriously we are better than most weve only gotten three inches this week. JR

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the raccoons are sandbagging the sweetcorn! but seriously folks,  6 inches in june! d7

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It is just trying to make up for no rain in May!

 

Aaron

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we had about 7 inches over the weekend and about 35 inches+ since april. I dont know if all will even get planted if it doesnt stop raining pretty soon.

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SC WI...We had 4" in May and 5" in June so far.  Crops look v. good, but still a lot of spraying and sidedressing to do.  Areas in very N Ill have had double our rain and look a little ragged and yellow in spots.  Just need a couple of days of sunshine to finish up.  It rains every or every other day for the past week and a half.

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Had 11" from April 23 to mid May.  Started planting May 28.  Rained out June 1.  Have had only 1 day planting since then June 4.  Might be able to finish this week if it stays dry and no more tornadoes appear!

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Absolutely soaked.  Comparable to last year, but did have enough dry days in April for corn planting and a few in May for beans or to finish corn.  If you "dallied" then a good chance you aren't done with beans.  I'm positive no more corn will be planted but the neighbor did replant a few ponds last week.  A lot of COC looks very uneven and only fair at best.  Corn on bean ground looks great.

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In South Central Iowa the crops look terrible.  I drove through that area a couple weeks ago.  The tight soils that doesn't allow moisture to drain has the crops standing in water.  One farmer told me they have had 30" of rain since April.  Standing ponds in fields Iowa/Missouri line area.

 

Oh and I didn't mention they need to get the weeds sprayed in those fields too - good luck doing that.  Have to put a spray tank on a motor boat.

 

In Central Iowa I'll have to get a bigger rain gauge - it was overflowing the 6" top.  Need to check those crops more to empty the rain gauge sooner..

 

Rain makes GRAIN!

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Here in Missouri (pronounced "Misery") there are lots of beans still to plant.  Lots that are stunted back, yellow, drowned out, you name it.  I'm sure not all the corn that was planned got planted.  Beans that were planted 20th Apr. are at the most 10inches tall.  Beans planted Memorial weekend on bottomland are still in the coteyledon stage.  Haven't turned a tap since June 1.  I've lost count of the rainfall.  At this point  I could care less how much we've had.  It's wet!!

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