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Honored Advisor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

IMO,  If it's cold, it will be ok. If it's wet, it will be ok.  If it's cold AND wet............might as well figure on starting over. The kicker is.......guys won't want to give up on it for two weeks.  And it will take them a few days after that to get it replanted.   Then, with what does come up, what do you do with it?  The original planted corn becomes a weed.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

We've been dry in Onio since Saturday. Don't be surprised if Monday's progress report shows us 80% planted. 

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Senior Contributor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

Long time since I last posted but been reading everyday. Had some beans planted over a month ago last year. As far as corn planted before this snow, I'm not worried about it yet. I planted 200 acres starting last Saturday and then again Monday afternoon and Tuesday. Our agronomist sent out text messages to all dealers and customers that were planting on Tuesday. He asked that all of us try to stop at least 3 hours prior to the start of the cold rain which ended up being alot of snow the next night. that amount of time allows the seed to absorb the warmer water it needs to begin the germ process. This warmer forecast for Sunday-Monday will keep germ issues to a minimum but it is still a good guess. Next to germination will be emergence. There will probably be some crusting and a soft rain or rotary hoe might be needed......MikeM

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

There is some truth with some of these planting stories. Somebody is planting faster than 5 mph:-).  Any math guys figure at 5mph and 36-40' avg width????  How many hours to plant 97 million acres?  And serious to you guys planting in wet conditions  I highly recommend a zippered or tooth closing wheel like schlagel. Emergence is much better.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

Mike, I hate to see those guys west of the Mississippi get all that snow. I would think new crop corn would be shooting to the moon by now, but it just wants to stay flat? The eastern cornbelt is starting to dry out and fieldwork that has set idle for 3 weeks is starting back up. I got 32 acres of corn planted yesterday. I would keep going but my other fields are still too wet for fieldwork... Maybe by Monday they will be ready to work.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

So typical, now we know that 11 inches of new snow and 29 degress is good for recently planted corn! Why not laugh, its totally laughable!

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arbe se-mi
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Re: Floor Talk May 3

About 5 or6 years ago I had about 300 acres of corn in, in April, and it snowed 8-10" I thought too it needed replant. The original root died but later new lateral roots grew and it took 3 weeks from planting to emerge but it was some of the my best corn ever. Hard to believe

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

What is going on with SOybeans???

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Senior Contributor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

Corn laid in the ground here six weeks this year and came up. Looks good now.
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Senior Advisor

Re: Floor Talk May 3

Planted 100 acres 2 weeks ago Sunday and it has been below freezing 4 nights since then and tonight will more than likely be the 5th night. My only salvation, well I've had two of them. The ground temp has only been below 50F for about 36-48 hours and we have received about 1/2" of moisture in 3 different rain events. I haven't emerged yet, but probably will within about 4 or 5 days. Checked it just this morning and it's all germinated and the ground was 56F. Maintaining a positive attitude until it's time to be negative. Good luck to all the rest of you.
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