An early spring has allowed US corn growers to prepare fields for planting, while winter wheat continues to improve with generous spring rainfall in the Southern Great Plains.
Soil temperatures in the Eastern Midwest have chilled down below 50 F, the germination threshold for corn seeds. Not so in the US heartland. Conditions were warm enough to plant corn in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois last week, where field temperatures reached mid-upper 50s F .
Isolated corn has already been sown Nebraska and Illinois, the USDA April 1 crop reports stated... subscribers continue to full story...