Trent Brandenburg expects to begin picking corn on September 10, depending on the weather. Recent rains have helped his soybean pod fill, “but we could use some more,” he added hopefully, but then admitting that the next rain might be too late, as the pods are “beginning to turn.”
Trent believes his early-planted corn and soybeans will provide better yields. Some of his ponded-area replants are definitely lagging. Asked to estimate yields compared to last year, Trent pointed out that the last two years made very heavy yields. He felt that a better comparison would be to the past five-years’ average. In that comparison, this year’s crops would be above that average but not by much.