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c-x-1
Veteran Advisor

Planting progress

anyone else read cmegroup's commentary-----saying market expects corn to be 7% planted???

 

seems impressive.

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Longcreekfarms
Senior Contributor

Re: Planting progress

I wasn't expecting to get along so well today. 1st day planting. Just got a 60 acre corner stabbed in. Shenandoah valley of Va. That makes me 6% done with my little drop in the bucket Smiley Wink
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buffalocountyfur
Contributor

Re: Planting progress

0% planted. Still snow ground. 40 degrees today more rain/snow later this week. SEMN
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c-x-1
Veteran Advisor

Re: Planting progress

2% more what i expected

i'd like to know who's planting in IL in 40-50* soil.....when's it gonna emerge?

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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Planting progress

Tomorrow is the day I will get after it. I've only got a few acres but I'm also a 1 man chain gang. It takes me about an additional 50% as long as folks with extra help. Barring no trouble and weather is cooperative, 3 days and I should be in the ground.
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Longcreekfarms
Senior Contributor

Re: Planting progress

I feel ya shaggy. I knew I respected your posts for a reason... When all the bills are paid, if there's anything left, it's all mine!
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NDf
Senior Contributor

Re: Planting progress

None here se ND. The trashwipers don't work in 8" of wet snow despite what the guy fron yetters says LOL! Besides it's hard to see the standing water in the field so I can drive around the potholes.

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c-x-1
Veteran Advisor

Re: Planting progress

Shaggy,

 

are you sayin' the soil has warmed after the deep freeze?-----i'm impressed. that seems quick.....you had 48 hrs below 32, didn't ya?

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NDf
Senior Contributor

Re: Planting progress

CX! if I remember right you aren't a farmer so here's some info.  Planting will occur even if soil temps aren't at optinum levels especially if your at dates when you normally plant and soil conditions are ideal. Also if the forcast looks good.

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Whitesand_Farms
Veteran Contributor

Re: Planting progress

Hey NDF at least you only have 8" to melt. Just north of you in Sask. we still have 3-4' in the fields, it will probably be a couple weeks before we even see black on the fields.
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