Clyde Burchett - Higginsville, MO
Rainfall: No rainfall for the last three weeks. Great for drying corn, but horrible on beans trying to finish up. Temperatures are relatively cool still, but beginning to rise back up slowly.
Corn:Corn is drying fast. Lot’s of fields in the low 20’s for moisture, some in the teens. Corn yields are very good. Reports from Barton Co. of dryland corn 220-230 bushel range with irrigated going 260-280. Lot’s of corn in Lafayette Co. in the 200+ bushel range. Even dryland corn (4255 conventional) in Pettis Co., which used to grow a lot of milo, is running in the 160-170 range.
Soybeans:Soybeans are turning fast, some from SDS, some from drought and some are actually maturing.SDS spread has stopped. No other appreciable diseases or insects present.
Other: Aerial application of cover crops has dropped off due to dry conditions, and the fact that corn is coming out rapidly and rye can be drilled in a timely manner.