An Indiana-based DEKALB Asgrow agronomist says it has been a tough spring for many farmers.
Jason Harmon says farmers have been battling water since harvest last fall.
“It’s been a battle just fighting moisture and a lot of farmers have been behind the eight-ball trying to get things done that they didn’t get done in the fall of 2018,” he says. “We’re still working toward getting ground prepped, weeds under control, and then also getting the planters rolling.”
He tells Brownfield some farmers in northwestern Indiana have been able to plant on sandy soils, but planting delays are widespread across the state.