Historically speaking, it is sort of a rarity for farmers to be finished planting corn by May 1. In fact, often, farmers are only just starting planting corn on May 1!
Here’s what some of our Illinois Corn leadership have to say about their planting status and the fields in their area:
April 26:We finished planting corn on the 23rd . Start replanting tomorrow. One field for sure, two more are suspect. Earliest finish for us in a long time along with most corn acres planted. Beat second earliest planting finish by over a week. A light inch rain would be great. Crops are looking good and I believe the cold spells are over. Jeff Scates – Shawneetown, IL