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Re: How wet is Iowa?

Ray, an additional problem is the amount of corn that is not and will not be emerging. Lots of planted fields with large areas of corn that won't make it. If I could run this week, I would start over on 2 fields. Just too spotty to leave. I know the guys in kansas, nebraska, and missouri won;'t agree, but (in north iowa and south minnesota) we lose WAY more to too wet than too dry. As to your 1993 comments, I know some guuys that were required to harvest for crop insurance purposes. They just closed their sieves and drove. they didn't want to deal with that wet crappy corn. The corn was so bad that my hogs had to lay down and rest so they had the energy to go back to the feeder.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

Thanks for the additional info......next 2-3 weeks going to be very "interesting" to say the least as the decisions play out

 

 

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Honored Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

Still not too late to have a drought and finish with an early frost.  

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Re: How wet is Iowa?

I visited with mike m. about this very subject. One problem is our so-called "experts" in agronomy. Mike told me a couple of syngenta agronomists were in 7th grade in 1993. Also, for the crowd telling us to plant adapted varieties. Forget that , we don't live in southern illinois or indiana. We can and have "wintered in" on halloween.

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Senior Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

Oh come on here Hobby ! Have you been back over on ag-web reading DB-51 again !!  Gee Wizz here !!  With all the rain you have had - A guy would think your glass would be half full -- not half empty !  lol

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Veteran Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

I didn't have crop ins that year and remember very well harvesting and drying 35-40 % moisture corn and trying to get a saleable product out of my fields. 85-90 bushels per acre.

 

And the stuff that was plowed under was better than what I had. Government made that rally happen by the 0-92 policy.

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Re: How wet is Iowa?

In `93 I planted some 105 day corn on June 5th(the very latest I ever planted corn) as I recall it went about 80 bushel, very wet and like Ida I had plenty of hogs to run it through.  They "inhaled" it in short order.  In `91 I remember we had late planting and it was a wet fight to get it out in the fall(Halloween ice storm).   I don`t have much left of corn to plant but it`s in a field that will go directly to town, so I would perfer it not being wet.  Corn these days, I think dries better than the old days.  In `09 it was 35% into November, but when I finished up in Dec 6th ahead of the snow storm it was below 18% ...knocked off 17 points of moisture in the 30 days of November, and they say "corn doesn`t dry in the field after Nov 1"  and that November wasn`t exactly a drying November (2009).  So I`m cautiously optimistic if a guy can gitRdone by June 10th, it`s a beautiful morning here, sun out and breezy, just keep this up another 2 weeks and we`re good, but I don`t like the looks of the 6 to 10 day, but we`ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

hate to say it, but i'm not paid to be a sugarcoater..IA to get anther 1-1.5 in over next 5-6 days, then as you said 6-10 is wet, so far.

 

now IL is being hammered.........gonna be alot of lost ac, in addn to what will never be planted Corn.

best of luck-----w/ the ins, as well....get what u can from them and find other ways to be long!

c-x-1

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Veteran Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

teaspoon73,

 

The chart shows a nearly $1.00 rally in corn. I'm not sure what the carryout numbers looked like that year.

 

Mike

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Senior Advisor

Re: How wet is Iowa?

I knew it, I should of planted all my acres to corn instead of saving a few for milo. Just can't win for losing.
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