Back to planting for Northeast Iowa corn farmer
Northeast Iowa farmer Bob Hemesath says conditions have improved enough to resume planting.
“It got warm there right around that Easter time, and the week after that we got most of our anhydrous on, got a lot of prep work done, and actually planted some corn that week. And then since then it’s been cold, snow, rain, kind of now warming up again.”
Speaking to Brownfield while planting Thursday afternoon, he said the corn planted April 14th looks okay.
“I think that will be alright, just needs some heat to get it out of the ground. But it has a nice sprout on it.”
The Calmar area crop and livestock producer says soil temperatures in the mid 40’s are cooler than he’d like, but the ground is working up nicely.