Planting picked up steam across the Corn Belt this week and Illinois farmer Grant Strom says field conditions have been better than average. “We started to see the first planters really roll on Monday,” he says. “We were planting some soybeans on Monday and started corn on Tuesday. We’ll probably continue through Friday and it looks like we’re supposed to get some weather this weekend, but will dry up for next week.”
He tells Brownfield with the relatively mild winter in Illinois and the quick warm-up this spring timely herbicide applications are a necessity.