Indiana farmers took advantage of early-week weather for fieldwork
The dry beginning of last week helped farmers get in the fields and make significant progress.
USDA reporters say both corn and soybean plantings surpassed the five-year averages until rains slowed field activity late in the week. That same wet weather also hindered haying and some spraying activities.
As of Sunday, 81% of Indiana’s corn is planted with 58% of the corn emerged.
Seventy percent of the soybeans are planted with 45% of the crop emerged.
Ninety-five percent of Indiana’s winter wheat is now jointing with 63% headed.
The first crop of alfalfa hay is 23% cut.
Indiana rainfall last week ranged from seven-one hundredths of an inch to more than three and a half inches.