Good stands expected in parts of MO

A farmer in central Missouri says his corn and soybeans are emerging well.

Nathan Alpers tells Brownfield “Some are a little slow at times, due to the planting depth. With the rains we get every 2 to 3 days, it’s keeping the ground moist and I think we’ll have a good stand.”

Alpers says there are some areas of his fields that might need a replant.

There weren’t many days suitable for fieldwork in Missouri in the last week due to recent rains with precipitation near half an inch above normal for this time of the year.

USDA says corn is 76% planted, slightly behind average and 61% of the corn has emerged. Soybean planting is 42% complete, ahead of average with 31% of the crop emerged.

Cotton planting is 75% complete. Rice planting in Missouri is 91% complete with 84% of the crop emerged. Rice conditions are rated 80% good to excellent.

Missouri’s winter wheat is 95% headed with conditions rated 79% good to excellent.

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