Illinois fields — and Chicago Blackhawks — looking good
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:00 AM
Well, it’s a good day here, even though it’s rainy — the
Chicago Blackhawks are bringing home the Stanley Cup. What a great game they
played. I guess it’s our turn to get wet. It has been raining everyday for a
week. We are at 4 inches as of June 25. Nothing seems to be flooded yet. It has
come down slow enough. There has been some isolated hail, but nothing too
serious. We are in need of some good sunny days.
I would say 90 percent of the corn around has shaded the
rows completely. It’s growing so fast. Wheat in the area is slowly starting to
change. I’d say we are about three weeks away from harvest. I’ve seen some wind
damage to some, but it shouldn’t hurt it at this point.
Soybeans look good, also. They are coming along well. Can’t
really tell much difference between 30-inch to 7.5-inch row spacing. Both are
growing at about the same pace.