Monday, April 20, 2015
It’s a cooler Monday, with overcast, gray skies. When I saw the rain gauge this morning, it reported 1.8″ (46mm) that came yesterday. Yes, it’s soggy in southwest Indiana. We have little progress on our planting season to report, just some soybean acres are treated with the burndown herbicide.
Even with these wet conditions, we have not yet moved to a ‘plan B’ on our crop mix or methodology. We will still apply nitrogen pre-plant to the corn. If the delays move corn planting past May 10, then we will modify our material or method for nitrogen application. It’s just that the alternate sources of nitrogen are more expensive for this important nutrient.
We will practice patience. In a farmer’s world of optimism, better days are surely coming!