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#Plant17 Turns Wet, But Not Entirely Hopeless

19:16PM May 02, 2017

FloodedFields-springplanting( Jo Windmann/Farm Journal Media )

Most of the Midwest has been looking at cold, wet conditions that are hampering planting.

 

 

Especially in the South, many were using #plant17 to share their excitement at the prospect of getting into the fields in early April. But those hopes of an early start began looking bleak as the rains pummelled much of the Plains and Midwest.

 

 

In parts of the South, some are seeing germination, despite the wet weather.

 

 

Even those who missed the brunt of the weather are only cautiously optimistic.

 

 

And even further north, there was some emergence taking place.

 

 

That was before the precipitation hit Illinois and Ohio, however.

 

 

Across much of the Plains and upper Midwest, rain turned to snow and ice. Those who didn't get precipitation were hampered by temperatures too cold to plant.

 

 

All this moisture has some already talking about #replant17.

 

 

Even those who aren't thinking about an outright replant may still be looking at damage from frost or saturated soils.

 

 

But even with all the grumbling about the rain and snow, some out there are finding things to brighten their rainy days.