Bill Meacham, with DuPont Pioneer, says in Southern Indiana the corn that planted in early April is in good shape, “The corn that was planted around April 10th is developing well and most is in theV6 stage. It was the corn that was planted around the 19th and 20th of April, just before the heavy rains, that is really struggling. There is a lot of replant going on.”
According to figures released on Tuesday, 81% of Indiana corn has been planted with 60% emerged and 54% of Hoosier soybeans planted, both behind average. With much of the crop still not planted or needing to be replanted, Meacham says it is almost time to think about making changes in maturity dates, “If you can get planted this week, then we recommend you stick with your original plan.” He added that corn planted next week may need to be adjusted for later planting.
While wheat condition was rated as 66 % in Indiana, Meacham says the crop looks in Southern Indiana looks to be in good shape, “It looks good for all that it has been through.”