More Heavy Rains Leave Indiana Crops Drenched

July 22, 2015 08:00 PM
More Heavy Rains Leave Indiana Crops Drenched

The federal government says Indiana's crops continued to suffer last week as heavy rains fell once again on waterlogged fields.

The report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows 28 percent of Indiana's soybean crop and 26 percent of its corn crop were in poor or very poor condition.

Nineteen percent of Indiana's winter wheat crop was rated in poor or very poor condition.

The report says many parts of Indiana received 2 or more inches of rain last week, and some areas were drenched with more than 5 inches of rainfall.

Waterlogged fields harm crops by depriving them of much-needed oxygen, causing roots to deteriorate and eventually die.

Purdue University agricultural experts say drenched plants are in desperate need a stretch of dry weather to allow roots to regenerate.

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La Porte, IN
7/23/2015 07:26 AM

  The crop tour will tell everything ??

7/24/2015 06:23 AM

  AS I am reading this I can see on my charts 8 days row decline from 452 to 410 more then 40 cents. Sory guys but what the hell are you talking? I saw in the market for a few hour or a few days mis pricing but never for a week. I will tell you what I am thinking; someone drive crowd to buy side to sell agains their contract.

7/23/2015 09:59 AM

  Clearly you Indiana / Ohio farmers can't judge your fields as well as the government farm pros can. If they say ur crops are good-excellent ..... then it must be so. Apparently only a small % of your counties are waterlogged / suffered injury from the 2015 weather. Great crops in the Dakota's this year will overwhelm your minor losses --- so we are told by the Xperts.


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