Matt Case Jr. - Hinckley, Illinois
Rainfall:We have received no rain this week but are expecting showers later in the week existing into the weekend. Last week we received storms that put some fields under water. There are couple acre drown out spots that have turned brown, but nothing too detrimental.This week we have had good growing conditions. Warm weather during the day and mid 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Let's talk about what the Corn and Soybeans are doing, shall we?
Corn:Depending on planting date I have seen Corn in Dekalb County range from Growth Stage(VT) to (R3). Most fields have all brought on tassles, for the exception of a couple fields that had late replant dates. I have seen Green Snap in some fields but none surpassing economic threshold. Planes are out and applicating fungicides and pesticides.
Soybeans: Now, onto Soybeans- Northern Illinois farmers, their soybeans are looking healthy here in Dekalb County and range from Growth Stage V3-R5. ProHarvest Seeds Xtend and RR2Y Soybean Varieties look great in the field. Personally, I am very impressed.