nitrogen application, field update, corn farming
Nitrogen application at the Scates Farm in Shawneetown, IL
Planting season is almost upon us!

Tomorrow will be April and after a few days of 70 plus degrees teasing us it has dropped down in the 30s the last three nights. 60s are in the forecast over the weekend so we will at least roll the planters long enough to make sure everything works right.

Nitrogen has been applied over the last week and a half as we have dodged most of the rain.

We are anxious to get going and with the fieldwork we were able to get done last fall the corn could go in at a record pace with near record aces.

The USDA’s Planting Intentions report was released today with some good news on corn acres which ends up being good news for us all.

Jeff Scates
Shawneetown, IL family farmer &
ICGA Vice President

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