Crop Report for October 21, 2020

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Yes it is wet which is not helping the late tobacco or soybean and corn harvest, especially soybeans. As rains and heavy dews continue, soybean pods and seed start to deteriorate. The dews and dry off you are looking past 1 p.m. in the afternoon which does not give much harvest time; if dew points are high you have to quit at 6 p.m. as soon as the sun goes down. With recent rains, the soils are soggy and cannot support heavy equipment. If soybeans lodge then the chances of having quality problems increase matted to the soil. This is also holding up wheat planting, though we have time to harvest and get wheat planted. Again, I would like to see many fields – price is good and there is still seed, but you may not get what you want if you did not pre-order. There are still insects out in the field and until we have a killing frost they are going to be out there. Still some stinkbugs, army worms, and bud worms.