A few wheels have begun to turn in the Corn Belt. But for most producers April is ending the same way it began: cold and wet.
Growers posting Feedback From The Field through the weekend continue to cite inhospitable conditions, from one end of the country to the other.
“Spring wheat planting won't start for week to ten days,” wrote a grower in Montana. “Still have lakes in the field.”
On the other side of the U.S., a North Carolina farmer was planting anyway, estimating 90% of his fields were in.
“Soil temp is a little cool for corn but with more rain in the forecast we must plant,” was the post on Sunday. ”Have been planting in between rain events since the first week of April. A very challenging planting season to say the least.”
Tractors are still parked in central Indiana, where a grower reported soil temperatures of just 37 degrees northeast of Indianapolis. “Cold and wet” was the verdict from another grower west of the Hoosier state capital.
What’s happening out your way? Click this Feedback From The Field link to rate crops in your area and provide planting progress in your fields. We’ll update reports with the interactive map below that lets you see what other growers are saying around the country. Click the box in the upper left-hand corner to bring up the weekly index; scroll down to see the most current week.
Feedback From The Field - April 19, 2018 - Rain, snow, fires and mud – this spring has it all.
Feedback From The Field - April 18, 2018 - Welcome to springtime in the Midwest.
Feedback From The Field - April 16, 2018 - Interactive tool helps growers share conditions.