Trent Brandenburg is pleased with his corn and soybean crops’ recovery from a challenging start to the crop year. “You can’t see the holes,” he observed, referring to how the crops have developed enough to mask some smaller ponded areas. He has replanted some soybeans twice. “They won’t amount to anything,” Trent estimated. Some ponded areas from the first replanting he just left. Overall Trent expects a satisfactory crop: “It won’t be a bumper crop, but it will be better than average.”
Trent has been mowing grass. Grass usually turns brown and dormant in July and August from the high temperatures and dry soil. Trent says he is happy to have green grass to mow because that means the soil moisture and temperature are optimum for his corn and soybeans.