Central Kansas farmer says rains are keeping dryland crops in good shape
Central Kansas farmer Will Hasty says timely rains this summer have kept his crops in good condition and on schedule. “We have some milo we planted early around May 7,” Hasty says. “It all looks really good. It’s headed. We’re starting to see it turn. Our corn has dent. Our later planted milo has finished pollinating and we’re pretty pleased with how it looks.”
Hasty says while the moisture has helped other crops, it’s hurt his soybeans. “Some of the earlier planted stuff got good moisture,” he says. “With the big rain we got at the end of June, some of our later planted double-crop beans didn’t emerge the way we wanted to, but we’ll see how that works out.”
Hasty grows a variety of dryland crops including winter wheat, sorghum, corn, sunflowers, soybeans and cover crops near Hestin, KS.