Will Spargo farms in Butler and Ripley counties in Missouri and Clay County in Arkansas. He raises corn, rice, soybeans and sometimes some milo.
June 10, 2019
Had a few days to get rice fields sprayed and fertilized before the rain came again. Hoping for dry weather in the week ahead so we can get beans planted and sprayed. We were lucky in that we didn’t get nearly as much rain as was initially forecast.
June 3, 2019
Got a few bean fields planted and corn fields plowed this past week before more rain came. Still need to spray and fertilize rice and bring to permanent flood. Several area rice fields have been brought to permanent flood and pipe has even been laid in corn. Hoping we don’t have to replant all the soybeans due to the rains. Still need to spot-plant some corn and wanted to plant at least one more farm to corn, but not sure since it is getting so late.
May 24, 2019
Not a lot to report unfortunately. We received more rain this past week, and water has had the bottom ends of many fields covered. May be able to get back in the field by May 26, at which time rice is needing sprayed and fertilized for permanent flooding, and corn is ready to be fertilized and plowed. Soybean planting should pick up at that time as well.
May 20, 2019
The past week brought a couple of days suitable for field work. There was some spraying/planting/replanting taking place, but then another system moved through Saturday, so it will be several days again before widespread work can resume.
May 13, 2019
Another week of multiple rain events, and it is raining right now! No field work completed this past week and forecast continues to call for even more rain.
May 6, 2019
May 1 and 2 our area received significant rainfall, with many ditches getting out of their banks. Water levels have started to go down, and barring any further rain we may be able to get back on the higher ground towards the end of the week.
April 29, 2019
Little to no field work or planting again this week due to wet field conditions. Received another significant rain event on April 25. Fields have dried tremendously, though, due to wind and sun. Hoping to get the sprayer going tomorrow afternoon (April 29), and good stands of corn and rice can now be seen.
April 22, 2019
No field work this past week due to previous rains. Received another significant rain event April 18, which will keep most people from doing much over the next several days.
April 15, 2019
The past week saw a good deal of corn and rice going in the ground. Some earlier-planted corn has begun to emerge as well. Our area received steady rains all day Saturday (April 13), which should activate herbicides but will keep any field work or further planting from taking place for several days.
April 8, 2019
There has been quite a bit of field work completed in our area with some corn and rice planting having taken place. We received only small rainfall amounts so far, and planting should be in full force this coming week, barring any big rain events.
April 3, 2019
Introducing... Will Spargo farms in Butler and Ripley counties in Missouri and Clay County in Arkansas. He raises corn, rice, soybeans and sometimes some milo. Spargo is a former chairman of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.