No report this week.
Put fungicide on some corn last week. Markets are way down. Temps are way up. Rainfall nonexistent. I do not believe the cats from Washington who put out the report have looked very closely at some of the fields around Shelby County or east central Illinois, for that matter. Beans are still very short, and some corn is very short and firing already.
Taxes went up. Corn up a little. Beans up a little. Not much rain here this week. Corn and beans need a drink, and the state needs a makeover.
I heard this week we have the best crops in the state right here in our own backyard. I'm not sure that's true, but things are looking better. Our early-planted corn is tasseling, and we finished bean spraying last Wednesday. It seems like the May beans are catching up to the ones planted in April. The corn we replanted June 1 is a little over knee-high. We've had more than 3 inches of rain in June at home and 1.5 inches on farms north of here. Rain has been variable. My neighbors a mile away had 4.5 inches in one rain two weeks ago. Have a safe Fourth of July!