Harvest season is ahead of schedule, but wet
The latest USDA Crop Progress Report shows harvest is ahead of schedule, but wet conditions are not making it easy.
A farmer in South Dakota says that his crops were drought stressed throughout the growing season. However, just this month, they have received nine inches of moisture. The farmer said that they would get three to four days in the field and then have to stop.
The corn is at about 20 percent moisture and is having trouble drying down.
The farmer is hoping for drier weather soon so he can get his crop into storage.
The soaking rains across the country should not cause any issues with fall fertilizer application though.
Nutrien Ag Solutions says that sub soil has been very dry as of late, and has room to take in the moisture. The group does not expect any fertilizer loss based on the long range forecast, and things November will be great for fall application.