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Veteran Advisor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

This guy sounds like he is taking some unnecessary risk for little gain. I believe in our area crop insurance wont cover corn unless it was planted after April 10th. Since most BTO's don't plant anything other than Pioneer or Dekalb, the replant would still be 50% of the seed cost out of the farmers pocket. That comes out to roughly -$20,000 in seed alone for the BTO if all 400 acres get frosted out.... Not counting labor.

 

Hey steeringwheelholder we got a new one for ya.... You might be a BTO if your planting corn nearly a month ahead of your last normal snow fall. LMAO!!!!

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Senior Contributor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

Stopped by to prepay on fertilizer today and was notified of a 20% reduction in my Dekalb order.

So wouldnt be wasting too much seed.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

Idk, 10 day forecast is still pretty warm. I think he will be ok with it. Although a freeze the first week of may could be the worst case scenario. As far as seed cost if it is killed, when you farm with 3 combines and 5 semis, I'm certain buying another 150 bags of seed won't break him.
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Veteran Advisor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

My seed dealer is planning to deliver my corn seed this week.... I doubt I plant corn until mid to late April but with guys like this more or less wasting good seed it will be a piece of mind thing to know my seed is in the barn.

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Senior Reader

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

crop insurance does not pay for replant of corn that is planted earlier then 60 days before the prevent plant day.  example if June10 is when you can take prevent plant, then corn planted before April 11 is not covered.  the rest of the coverage is still there, 

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Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

That's what I'm saying, if you plant it early, and have enough luck that it doesn't get killed, you're still guaranteed a return on the field even if it doesn't yield anything with certain types of insurance. I'm not willing to pay the insurance for someone who is that reckless.....

 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

Some of you guys may be missing part of the situation.  Southern IA has had 2 short crops back to back, and right now in some of the local markets there is a 50 or 60 cent premium to deliver September corn.  I won't plant any corn for at least 2 weeks yet, but there is certainly a lot of incentive there to shoot for with a small percentage of your acreage. 

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Honored Advisor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

High risk gamble at best.  And seed is not plentiful.

Last week was warm and has now moved into the michigan/ohio area, but the 83 last week turned into a 21 early tuesday morning in west okla.

Here------Wheat is growing because of the warm Feb/Mar weather so now I here guys talking about planting corn earlier and speculating on the high chance of wheat freezing out.  Have to laugh.  As some of you like to point out,  good farmers will produce til it hurts.

 

Here in the dust bowl it drizzled and rained all day today and maybe tomorrow.  24 hours of moisture and we're up to 8/10 inch.  Bring on spring.  It's already a better year than the last.  We need a year to learn how to forget again.  Smiley Happy

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Advisor

Re: Corn Planted in Iowa

yeah. your undeniably reducing the yield of the final stand most of the time planting this early. its a bad gamble; its like bluffing w/ 72 in poker just to brag to the other players about how they got swindled.

 

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Frequent Contributor

Pupdaddy....

Somebody got an ax to grind???

 

Just an observation.

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