Getting ready for spring
Take a deep breath farming community, let’s not hyperventilate just yet.
It is true that last week’s rainfall has kept most tractors parked in northern Illinois. In visiting with producers they invariably share where they were in terms of field work at this time last year. Remember the 2012 spring was one of the warmest on record.
Emerson Nafziger stated in a recent article that in 2012 we had 5 percent of the Illinois corn crop planted by April 1, and 17 percent planted by April 9. This year, the April 8 issue of Illinois Weather & Crops from the Illinois office of NASS gives no percentage planted as of April 7, which means that less than 1 percent had been planted.
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