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paul
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Will it ever stop raining?

Every day.

Sometimes only a 10th, or even a few hundredths. But with the soils so saturated and pounding, and the high humidity, nothing drys out. Mushrooms are growing in just bare fieldroad dirt.

We got a 10th of an inch over night, it started at 9:00pm and hasn't quit yet, too dark here from the overcast sky to read a paper without a light on at 11:00am. There is never any sun.

I have 1/10th of my crops sprayed; I should normally be on the second round finishing up. You can imagine what that all looks like.

Hay making is a joke for the third year in a row. There was a very small window early in the season the alfalfa guy's who chop or wet wrap their hay could get it done with only one or two light rains. Most hay is standing way ofpver ripe, or in brown moldy windrows, or was put up wet and brown. Saw folks wrapping brown alfalfa as a wet crop, that had been cut 10 days earlier. They were driving around ponds in the field that shouldn't be there. Here alfalfa is on a 30 day cycle, so they were mashing down 1/3 of the 2nd crop growth cycle.....

What a mess.

Next year I am going to plant weeds and try to intentionally grow them. Hopefully, with my luck, corn and soybeans will take over the fields.....

Paul.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You told it spot on Paul. I screwed up with the last 5 acres of beans I planted so have to replant them. Never dries out enough to plant. Of course it is right along hy, 14 so all the neighbors can wonder what I messed up this time.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here in Missouri we are in a drought. We are 3 inches behind for the year. Springfield News says there have only been 3 days where we had rain and 2 of those day was just a trace and the other had 1/10 of an inch. So far June has had every day above average as for temps and may go down as one of the hottest on record. May was in the top 5 hottest ever
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I sprayed Roundup yesterday. I figured it was dry enough to finally replant corn. Got a quarter of an inch after supper last night. The rain was supposed to stay south of I96 today,so the plan was to cut hay this morning and replant that corn this afternoon. The radar changed my mind this morning. I'm sitting here watching it rain now. Devil of it is,I know we'll be begging for rain in a month.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Same here in central Kansas - our weather lately has been hot, dry, and windy. You know it's dry when the corn leaves are curled up tight in the early morning. But, there's lightening in the distance right now and it looks like the next 24 hours should bring us some much-needed moisture.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Rained more or less all day Monday night through Tuesday, only amounted to .21 of rain, but a very dark and cloudy day and that was enough rain to leave water set in the fields, we are so very saturated here.

Cloudy all morning today, no sun. One forecaster will say no rain, just cloudy today.

The next says .6 rain today, .4 rain tomorrow. The radar looks ominous, lot of stuff spinning in Iowa and wanting to head my way.

Driving around the bigger neighborhood, the corn is getting lighter green in bigger and bigger areas. You see water shining back at you between the rows, ground can't perc away what we have gotten. Even with tile.

Weeds are growing well, that is going to be a mess for me that will live on for years.

Days start getting shorted the end of this week, and we just don't have mist sun so far, crop roots are shallow as they can't grow in the water. Setting up for a bad deal.

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I won't be cutting any hay this week,that's for certain. They were saying today would be OK and only a 20% chance of rain Friday. Clouds are hanging on thick and low today and they changed the forecast to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance Friday. I'm replanting corn,but I'm on pins and needles until I see it up with its head above water. If we get more than a few tenths,it'll be all over again. I've hit a few spots that I didn't think I'd get through.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

As I type, I am getting the first rain over a trace in 7 weeks.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:00 am    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 3-4 state area has a lot more flood watches and warnings following the river network, so it appears everyone near is catching up on their rain!

The local small river feeding into the Minnesota river here just popped up a flood warning for the third time this spring.

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain rain go away Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We really need some in the center of N MN, 20 miles west of us they got 3 inches, we got nothing.
 
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