Jun 01, 2016

Trip Report - Indiana and Western Ohio

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

On Sunday, May 29th, we made a swing through north-central Indiana and western Ohio with the following observations.

Summary - The crops are definitely delayed in both states and I would rate the condition of the crop that has emerged as just OK. I suspect that some farmers switched from corn to soybeans because we saw areas where only soybeans had emerged and not corn. One positive take away was that we did not see any extensive areas of standing water or even overly saturated conditions. There may be some out there, but we didn't see any. Therefore the planting delays were caused by cool and wet conditions and not because of standing water. That means that as the weather warms up and dries out, farmers will be able to do a lot of catch up on their planting.