Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Corn – A week after planting

Posted by romeethredge on March 5, 2016

 

Corn planted a week ago (Feb. 27th) is doing pretty well.  A pretty hard crust developed midweek in some fields and we thought we’d have to water it but the good timely rain came Thursday night. There is still danger of future frosts causing damage to this early planted corn but spreading out risk is usually a very good idea. There was some concern as we had 2 hard frosts last Saturday and Sunday mornings. Soils never did cool that much however, thankfully.

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Here’s the average daily soil temperatures at the 2 inch level for this last week at the Donalsonville Weather Station.

Sat         Sun         M           Tues       Wed       Thurs     Fri

57           58           60           62           64           60           59

 

This next week should be just right for corn planting with less chance of future cold damage on it and warmer soil temperatures for quick emergence. When it dries off enough to plant.

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One Response to “Corn – A week after planting”

  1. […] farmers to prepare their fields for spring planting.  Rome Ethredge of Seminole Crop E News noted here that corn planting in southwest Georgia has already begun due to warm soil temperatures, even […]

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