Iowa farmer makes most of short planting window
A southeast Iowa farmer says he made the most of a small planting window this year.
Mark Jackson grows corn and soybeans in Mahaska County and tells Brownfield conditions didn’t become fit until the second week of May.
“Changed the oil a couple times trying to wait for everything to get ready, and greased the planter multiple times to try to get going. And all of a sudden it opened up and we’ve been working nonstop from a week ago Monday.”
And he finished planting Thursday.
“Moved ahead and a lot of crop went in (and) I think my neighborhood is pretty much the same story.”
Jackson says emergence looks great and to plant corn on a Tuesday and have it up by Saturday “is definitely the weekend dream for any farmer.”