The Race is On!
The 2011 planting season got off to a slow start, but farmers have put seed in the ground at record pace over the past two weeks. Last week in Iowa, corn planting was 69% complete and soybean planting was 40% complete. From the reports we received from the country, most farmers are nearly finished with soybean planting as of the end of last week, so we’re anxiously awaiting this week’s USDA Crop Report to release this afternoon.
It’s amazing what a few days with 80 degree temperatures and good moisture can do to new seeds being planted, says Peter Bixel, Latham’s Seed2Soil® program lead. Peter took this photo of a corn field that was planted 10 days ago. He also took this photo of a soybean from a field that was planted just four days ago in North Central Iowa.
Here at Latham Hi-Tech Seeds headquarters, the race is on to deliver the last pallets of seed in time for customers to hit the ground “planting.”
How is planting progressing in your neck of the woods?