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JR Roesner of Spencer County says September Rain Saved Crop

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JR Roesner of Spencer County says, while September has been dry for much of the state, his area has had some much needed rain, “In the past 10 days we have had about 4 inches of rain.”  As a result, he said grainfill has gone well and the corn harvest has begin, “We started shelling corn on Tuesday and the crop really looked good.” He told HAT his crops had started to show stress in late August due to the loss of moisture, but the recent rains really revived both corn and soybeans and should help them finish well.

 

As for yields, he told HAT that early numbers look good, “On the first 100 acres, we were averaging about 200 bpa, and this was on ground that I would call average.” He added yields were running at the top end of his 5 year average so far.