An update on central-Iowa planting progress
The owner of a central-Iowa based seed dealership says planters have been rolling full-speed ahead this week.
Sean Blomgren of Blomgren Seed says farmers were ready to go, especially after the 2019 growing season. “It’s been sun-up to sundown,” he says. “I would say we have 3 to 4 days and see most corn planting wrap up in this area. Soybeans, those have been what I would call trickling out.”
He tells Brownfield soil conditions in central Iowa are looking really good. “We had to really do a gut-check after 2019,” he says. “It felt like planters were kind of idling on the edges of fields. I would say we probably pushed conditions a little bit in the beginning. Soil temps are climbing, the last few days we’ve been a little cool, but we’ve climbed quite a bit.”
Blomgren is based in Boone, Iowa.
AUDIO: Sean Blomgren, Blomgren Seed, Boone, Iowa