Jeff Duling, May 21

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Right now we are sidedressing corn around McComb because it is just not fit to plant around Putnam County yet. It is cold and wet. The top inch is dry but underneath it is cold and wet in that heavy Paulding clay. There are some people doing tillage trying to fluff it up.I still have 16 acres of corn to plant and 150 acres of beans in the same neighborhood that is just not ready. We’re going to wait even though there is a chance of rain every day next week. It looks like there is going to be some replanting for some of the guys who planted on Mother’s Day and it looks like we are going to have to replant a 40-acre soybean test plot I custom planted. We have excellent corn stands, though. They are beautiful.We have one field that was no-tilled into radishes and there are slug problems there so I am going to be spraying that — probably 25 acres of the 45-acre field. The slugs are small yet but they can destroy a field pretty fast.There are few guys who sprayed some fungicide on their wheat but I just was not seeing the disease pressure out there. I think I am going to wait and spray Prosaro for head scab, maybe late next week, depending on the rain. I have an early variety coming into head now.The first cutting of hay is going down now. And it looks like most of the tomato guys in the area are getting finished up with planting. I would guess they are 80% done. Most of the corn is planted but I would only say half the beans or so are planted in Putnam County. Hancock County and Van Wert County look like they are a little further ahead.This looks like a year where you need a rain gauge in every field.last_img

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