Planting Progress near Effingham, IL May 8, 2014

by Matt Dehlinger, Effingham, IL

Last night’s rain brought field work to a halt and they are forecasting some more rain over weekend yet.  Rain was pretty spotty and ranged from 3 tenths to a little over an inch.  Some corn is out of the ground and some are waiting to see what kind of a stand they will get.  All of the planters have been started and Autotrac systems have not been causing too much of an issue.  I have a Deere 1770NT that had a down force sensor fail and had to replace it.  Varying seed size seems to be causing some issues in finger pickup meter accuracy in Kinze planters, but slowing planting speed seems to help with that.  Hopefully we can get back in the field next week.

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