The 2011 planting season has been one for the history books. Extreme levels of water in some areas and heat in others have made planting a challenge.
According to the latest AgWeb poll, around 45% of respondents are finished with planting, while another 28% will be finished in one to five days. With planting season almost in the history books, we take a look back at some of the most interesting and entertaining AgWeb Crop Comments
from the past few months.
Henry, Ill.: Had a crop off to the best start in 35 years of farming, it looked to hit a home run. But it all changed in matter of hours with 8 to 10 inches of rain.
Dallam County, Texas: It has been an extremely dry winter no moisture since mid September.
Minot, N.D.: Before this last rain, if you thought you could seed a field, it was virtually impossible to get to them, because of the roads either washed out or too.
Latah County, Idaho: You know it is wet when you find a seagull wading through the water in your draw and your field is located 400 miles from the coast.
Ohio: So much water in Ohio, we are starting to raise FISH in our lake.
Ward County, N.D.: Mother Nature you have won, we surrender. The fat lady has sung. This is game over for most producers around here.
Island County, Wash.: Our biggest issue has been our lack of degree days. Yes our precipitation is 50% above normal but without heat we are a month behind.
Livingston/LaSalle counties, Illinois: Wish there was a way to improve this distribution system, because we sure would share some of this moisture with those who have missed it! Be Safe!!!
Smith County, north central, Kansas: We live in an area that receives 22" of rainfall annually, we have gotten from 9.5"-18" in the past 9 days on our farms. Never in 52 years have I seen erosion like this year.
Johnson County, Mo.: We are forgetting what a normal spring is. We are just glad the Good Lord is in charge of the weather because we would mess it up!