Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program.
Top inch of soil is dry but still moisture just below. Cool nights are helpful in conserving moisture but not great for plant growth. This next week will be challenging in many places with dry soil and incoming heat wave.
Dropped the kids off at school and ventured into the adjacent soybean fields. Progress looks much better on the field on the north side of the road from last week. Coming out of their funk.
Many fields in southern Woodford County have crops up. Corn is VE and soybeans are V1-2. Some organic fields are yet to be planted as are the pumpkin fields. Crops just to the west in Tazwell County are farther along.
It’s raining again today.
Corn is coming along, beans are being planted today (May 19th.) A good rain is needed.
Corn is up. This field was planted on May 4th and had about an inch and a half of rain after it was planted followed by warmer temperatures.
Fields near school pickup. 2 tenths of rain this morning. Need sunshine.
Several big storms over the weekend. Some ponding prior to the last one, expect more now. Tree damage, power outages, possible other damage.