Filed under: cold, Corn, Farm, Minnesota, rain, spring, Uncategorized | Tags: Corn, Planting, rain, spring
For three fridays in a row now we have had rain. To be getting rain at planting time is both good and bad. The moisture helps get the crop growing and makes pre-emergence chemicals work better. Rain has a tendency to slow planting.
Minnesota is finishing one of it’s earliest corn planting seasons ever. Because of that, this rain is nothing but good. We could however use some warm weather.
Temperatures today will not make it above 45. That’s a bit cool for germinating plants. Some say that the roots will keep growing even if the air temperature is cool. I do know that the ground is not that warm either.
Minnesota being Minnesota, I know one day the warmer temperatures will come. When they do we will see corn popping out of the ground all over the place. Here’s hoping for a good growing season.
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