Mark Kerber and his son raise corn and soybeans near Chatsworth in southeastern Livingston County. Mark is one of our longest serving Cropwatchers.
Much rain, clouds, and cool weather dominated last week. Not very good for growing and emergence. May showers bring June replant. There are a few good fields of corn and some really poor stands. The second planting is not up yet as we are hoping for the best.
It was another week of no fieldwork due to cold, wet weather. This May arctic blast of frigid air is one the coldest polar air masses on record so late in the season. Sooner or later we will be evaluating emergence stand on what was planted. Coronavirus has disrupted our food chain across th…
Two rain events halted planting last week. Three to 5 inches reminded and haunted us of the spring of 2019. It is still early but it will take much drying to get fields actually fit again. Just like most years, a few producers have finished planting as some have hardly started.