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Damage being done?

Here in NW Ohio we have had pretty good weather all spring up until May 30th.  Since then we have received 7+ inches of rain.   The last 2 " in the last two days are going to do a lot of damage.   Granted we did get everything planted for the most part and I truely feel sorry for those who have not gotten done.  But we are now joining many other locations where yields are being lost.  Acres not planted, acres flooded, and many acres damaged are going to lead to a much lower supply of corn and soybeans.  If I was an end user, I would be............oh, never mind.  I hardly need to tell them how to do their job.   

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Honored Advisor

Re: Damage being done?

Well if we need a plentiful supply, it is in jeprody.......

 

Let's see if usda can do it's job of keeping the paper crop plentiful. 

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Honored Advisor

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Going on a cross country trek on back roads with a sprayer in NCIA one sees there are pockets of yellow streaks where it`s running out of gas.  I don`t know if it was too much rain and N leached or some were rolling the dice with lower N rates or if it`s K deficiency. Then you see some corn where it`s taken care of like it`s "$8 corn", probably covering 30" rows by morning and dark green.  Now is the time of year when the corn is going through the akward going stages, looking like crap one day, then the roots hits N and looks fabulous the next..  But some is stunted and the yield is trimmed.  Alden Minnesota area is definately a "garden spot".

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Here in MI we are not done planting and yields are going down everyday on stuff that is. We are toast.
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ihtractor, I have been wondering about you guys up north......I hadn't heard much about Michigan crops.   Sorry to hear this.  The Tigers are beating up on the Indians today....which is always a good thing though.

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Roarintiger1, I just got back from a 100 mile road trip to see some family in Wabash, Indiana. Crops in the Wabash area looked good, but as we were leaving they were getting pounded with heavy rain. There's lots of flooding just outside of Ft Wayne where I saw a few fields completely under water. Heavy rain may really start taking its toll on the Indiana and Ohio crops with nitrogen loss. Crops on my farm here on the Michigan/Indiana line are looking good for now though. 

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"Here" across the lake from Michigan in S.W. Ont. we were dry by end of May

Since then we have recieved more than 7" of rain

This past week the crop is really suffering some irreversible damage, as it decides future yield etc. and that is the good stuff

Most of the problem seems to be a double whammy- loss of N and the low ground is mostly toast with standing water

Even a newly pattern tiled farm down the road has standing water

Tiles can only do so much with 3" rains and another 3" a week later and then 1" plus with more coming

Our ground is saturated, even on the sandy hills

No record breaker here and some places are worse than our area

Those that are better, are small in size and will not make up for the overall loss of crop potential

We sure did not need the 1" plus we received today

I don't even want to know how much total we have got-too depressing with water every where and spraying etc. to get done

We have got stuck spraying, side dressing, big ruts, totally depressed and crop is looking like crap

1" now looks like 3" with saturated soil

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Prolly do some pp beans if we dont plant this week.Real disappointed in cbot tonight.
This rain has been unbelievable. Never see this in June. May yes but not june. Can hardly wait for July.
Fall deep ripped ground seems to be holding up the best. Going to set notill back a bunch this year. Lot of tillage will be happening this fall I suspect.
Difficulty killing cover crops this spring. Dandelions alive and well also. Tried Ignite on some burndown ,hoping for a faster kill. Never again. Takes a least a pint and a half of 24d to get marestail.
Anyway just venting and frustrated
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It's shocking to see just how poorly educated our farmers are on crop health and yield potential. Only one thing holds true and that is "rain makes grain". I expect corn down 6-8 tomorrow based on the much needed rain revieced. The corn under water counts 2:1 and yellow corn 1.5:1 bushel potential according to the last agronomy text book I read.
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Senior Advisor

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Yeap no-2 - most of us are D/A's - I don't know how I will would raise anything without this 3 to 5 - maybe more - We have had 5 waves come threw since 4 this morning - I think our corn will have to hit ? like 325 bpa after this week -  Maybe you need to go back to the books and read the chapter on the effect on to much rain - lmao