NEWS
How Long Can Crops Swim?
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Jun 10, 2013 01:36 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- A popular Facebook picture circulating on agriculture posts depicts a motorboat pulling a planter. Unfortunately, the situation is all too real for farmers such as Steve Hawkins, Cameron, Ill. His fields have endured 6.5 inches of rain in less than a week and the rain was still coming when he talked to DTN Friday.

Parts of the Midwest that couldn't buy a raindrop last year are now enduring a deluge. Growers who once thirsted for drought hybrids are worried about how the stands they did get planted will endure saturated soils.

University of Missouri agronomist Bill ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
World's Dry Areas Feel Pinch
Drought Perspectives
Clean Water Rule Announced
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Lawmakers Want More Time on Water Rule
A Savanna Reborn
Rethink Planter Speeds
Nutrients Trade Launched
Where's WRDA?
Weed Patch Lessons