The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Monday, May 18, 2009

Guess what? It rained again Friday. That's more than 15" of rain since March 1st. And close to 6 inches alone in the last week. That set the table for some flooding around here. Central Illinois seems to be getting rain every couple of days. These rain events are occurring just when things start to dry up and the farmers start to dig their planters back out of the shed to get started again.

The Good: Ron's been able to get several plots in the ground here and others parts of the state. The Bad: He's only about one third of the way done.
The Ugly: Farmers around here are dreadfully behind on planting.

The Good: Early planted corn plants are emerging.
The Bad: Storms came through again on Friday and dropped almost another 3 inches of rain.
The Ugly: This trial has been under water a couple of times. In fact, the guys spent Friday pumping water (from Wednesday's rains) off of the trial, only to turn around and do the same thing on Sunday.
The Good: The trial is relatively free of standing water and the forecast is bright and sunny for the entire week.
The Bad: It will probably take at least a week to get the soil anywhere near planting-ready
The Ugly: Odds are looking good for giving up our memorial day weekend to work at the university....but maybe at least the corn will get into the ground!


Farming Fabulously said...

We can definitely relate all of rain! Acres of replanting are ahead of us.