“We finished up on May 18. It was getting pretty dry at the end, but most of the last beans we planted are up and looking pretty good. We had a rough spell with the corn there for a couple of weeks. That cold weather really took a toll on the corn more than I anticipated. We had some seedling blights, a little bit of cutworm and some wireworms. There was nothing major, but just a lot of little things and the cold, wet weather slowed the crop down. But, planting early was a gamble I was willing to take. And, if we had waited, we would be dealing with this dry weather.
“It seems like everybody around here has a few troublesome fields this spring. We didn’t replant. There were a few spots here and there, but I would have ended up tearing up more than I would have helped myself, especially as dry as it is now. The corn is rolled up pretty good during the days in this 95-degree weather.
“We finished planting on a Friday night and Saturday morning we started sidedressing corn. We have 200 acres to sidedress yet and we’ll be done. Once we get that done, we can catch a breather, though I’ve got some spraying to do.
“There still is moisture in the ground and it is getting the corn to root down. I dug some roots up the other day and they are amazing. In July or August if it gets dry that will help us.”