Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Looks like 2.7 inches (69 mm) of rain so far this week. And there is more in the forecast. We have received rain on 12 of the 28 days so far this month! Our thoughts of getting some nitrogen applied in late March are gone. And the weather folks are predicting a pretty cold first week of April. The White River’s latest forecast has a crest at Edwardsport of 19.5 feet on Sunday. That means the crest will see our fields near US 50 on Monday. Flood stage is 15 feet, but if this were growing season, we would expect minimal crop damage from a 19-foot crest. Still, that will push back any field work in our bottom lands.
Not to worry, we have never yet failed to plant a crop, and we suspect 2018 will be no different. Yes, it would be nice to get going, but we still have a good window of opportunity for reasonably early (in April) planting of corn and soybeans. One good spot is the appearance of the wheat crop. It is certainly a deep, healthy green.
We wait patiently for proper field conditions.
Ross says, “The drought is over.”