The AdFarm North Dakota corn crop was planted on Thursday, May 20.
Even better, the acres received 2.4 inches of rain Saturday – Monday (much better than the 5+ inches less than 10 miles east). And soil temperature was about 62 degrees F at the time of planting, according to the state’s Agricultural Weather Network, NDAWN
This warm, wet soil is exactly what corn needs for a great start. The National Weather Service also predicts high temps in the 70’s this week.
The corn seed is Pioneer double stacked 39D97 with required 20% corn borer refuge (39D95). It was treated with Jumpstart and Torque, a product from EMD Bioscience, plus a fungicide. See photos of the smooth, level seed bed, which will help seeds germinate and, ultimately, impact crop yield at harvest time.
Meanwhile, the warm, wet soil and warm forecast points to optimism for the 2010 AdFarm North Dakota crop.