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What does 4+ inches of rain look like?

Posted by Russel Higgins -

The start of the planting season, at least in northern Illinois has been dealt another setback. Heavy rains over the last two days will prevent fieldwork for a number of days. If we were to look at our current situation from a glass half full perspective, we can appreciate the fact that we do not have seed in the ground under these saturated and cool soil conditions. Dr. Emerson Nafziger shared how detrimental these conditions can be and reminded us what happens after the planting date remains a lot more important to the corn than the exact date we plant.

Emerson's article Corn planting time in a "normal" spring can be accessed here.

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