Things are looking decent. It doesn't look like we've got any P & K or sulphur shortages out in the fields. My 1.7 maturity soybeans look head and shoulders better than the 2.5 beans. Around here guys are wrapping up their post spraying and hauling corn. There is a lot of crop scouting going on.

I woke up one morning last week and it was hot and humid and disgusting. I guess summer is here and it is time to turn on the air conditioning. We are getting some needed heat units now. I also had my first experience with spraying dicamba. Based on my first time I would say it is a needed technology and works fantastic.

It's soggy. We had about 1.3 inches of rain Saturday so nobody is in the field to start the week. Before that came, last week guys got some of the soybeans sprayed. Some nitrogen was also sidedressed last week. Right now what we need is a few heat units.

We're all over the board on field work around here. There are guys sidedressing nitrogen on corn, post-spraying corn, pre-spraying beans and post-spraying beans. From the first corn planted till the last is almost like two completely different seasons. Right now what we could use is a little heat to make things grow.

We're loading up the planter today (June 10) to do some spots that were too wet before. It's not just mudholes. We've got about 20 acres to do. Right now guys in the area are doing all different things. Some are planting, others are replanting. Some are doing post-plant spraying and others are doing pre-plant. Some are sidedressing. The good news is that I haven't seen anyone ripping up a complete field yet.

The corn is pretty much done around here but guys are still scrambling to get the beans finished. We had a full week without rain and that helped. We are going to haul some old-crop corn this week and hope for dry weather. Guys are feeling pretty up in the air right now with everything going on.

The corn I planted on April 24 is up. We had an eight-day delay after that, and as of late last week I was waiting for that to emerge. Guys in a few isolated areas got in the field briefly last week before more rain rolled in. Right now guys are starting to look at the prevented planting date and watching the weather forecast.

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