Shelby County

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Doug Uphoff farms between Shelbyville and Findlay, raising corn and soybeans.

Had a great week at the fair. So blessed with an awesome county fair and awesome fair board and directors who make the fair a great three days. Was great to catch up with everyone and would like to thank everyone from kids, parents, grandparents, exhibit superintendents, judges, fair queens,…

RAIN. Sideways rain, pelting rain, big drop rain and night rain. Hope to see you at the Shelby County Fair this week. Be safe and keep your head above water.

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Wheat that was harvested last week I was told was 85 bushels per acre-plus. Corn that has begun tasseling looks good and early soybeans are setting pods. Corn we replanted June 1 looks terrible. Results of compaction and damaged feeder roots from excess rain I am told. I’m also worried about…

Crop conditions continue to improve in Shelby County with CropWatcher Doug Uphoff rating his first planted corn and beans "good to excellent." He discusses crops, spraying, chemical prices and how inflation is impacting the farm in this June 6 update.

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Hope you have a great Fourth. Rain was the main event last week. We had 3.6 inches where I live, but at Assumption where we farm, we had one location with 9-plus inches. Heat and humidity were the norm. Corn has begun tasseling and I’m sure a lot of fungicide will be applied this year. I’ve …

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We spent the week making tile repairs in anticipation of a lot of forecast rain. Last corn we replanted is looking better every day, just behind, but definitely a better stand. Ground still had tile running but was very dry 6 feet down. This week will probably remedy that. Independence Day i…

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Replanted corn emerged in four days. Showers were very spotty. Most corn has been sprayed and had anhydrous applied. Will be spraying early planted beans this week. Have a safe week and Happy Father’s Day this next weekend to all the fathers and grandfathers. Hay was mowed last week and week…

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I tore up 260 acres of corn that was planted May 12 to 14. Stands were too bad to spot in. Right or wrong? I’ll let you know in October. We spotted in a couple fields, also. We finished sidedressing corn except for fields we tore up. The final herbicide pass is being sprayed on bigger corn. …

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Things went from great to “well, crud” in a matter of a couple weeks. Corn planted after May 12 is basically all going to be tore up and redone WHEN it drys off again; sometime in June. That would be 36% of my total corn crop. We replanted some last year June 6 and it yielded really well whe…

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We received approximately 3 inches of rain after finishing IN A HURRY! I heard Taylorville area had 7 inches, Shelbyville had 2 inches and north of Findlay had 5 inches. Corn we planted a week ago is emerging. So, eight days after planting we have emergence. We had started sidedressing anhyd…

Hopefully, when you read this, we will have finished corn planting and the last 60 acres of beans. For the most part, waiting for warm temperatures in May to plant corn backfired while planting the majority of our beans first came in April. The last of the corn went in pretty good for the mo…

Beans are up and the freeze did little, if any, damage. First-planted corn is emerging, even though temps are well-below normal for May. Rained out again. That along with a couple breakdowns and we have yet to finish beans or corn planting. We have only 50 acres of beans left to plant and ab…

Last week, we planted more beans and have yet to plant any corn. Hopefully, this is a good decision to increase soybean yields and improve more even emergence of corn with warmer soil temps, which is a key to higher corn yields. We were rained/snowed out Tuesday. Rain amounts were less than …

Beautiful planting weather last week. Soil temps were high for this time of year. Quite a few beans are in, and we haven’t opened a bag of seed corn yet. Received .27 of an inch of rain which knocked us out of  the field Thursday. We are gonna finish up a few acres of beans Friday and put th…

I farm with my son, Elliott, and my dad, Duane, who is retired but still does what he can to help out. We have spent the winter months prepping equipment and hauling grain. I, like most farmers, wish they had it all back to sell today after Wednesday’s wild crop report that cut crop acres wh…