The rapid, and very early, pace of this year’s corn planting may be causing a few sleepless nights for some. Outside the Corn Belt there are those worrying more about snow depths than planting depths, a few pockets in the Corn Belt are seeing the mercury dip a little too low for comfort.
While corn does seem to have an amazing ability to bounce back, there are those that may need to do a bit of replanting. I found this article from Corn and Soybean Digest that gives some great advice if you do need to head back into the fields.
A key point: “While the damage appears not to be widespread, it is very likely that some growers will opt to replant damaged stands,” says Aaron Hager from the University of Illinois. Losses of the initial corn stand could range from complete to partial, so farmers may need to control existing corn plants before replanting.
Of course, getting fields ready once again may be the least of your worries. It seems you don’t have to go far to find a story about tight seed corn supplies.
Another one of those challenges in farming. Let’s hope this is the least of our worries this growing season.
Have you had to replant any corn?