Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Local fields looking spotty thanks to deluge

Heavy rainfall hinders crops during growing season

June's torrential rainfall has area crops looking like a bad haircut.

According to New Century FS agronomist Alic Mohni, a lot of fields are uneven this year because of heavy precipitation totals. Many area farmers have had to replant portions of their corn and soybeans multiple times thanks to double-digit rainfall totals that drowned out some fields

"I feel like a lot of guys are trying to get something planted on these flooded areas to just get something on there," he said. "It needs to stay dry."

Mohni previously thought later-planted crops would have better yields, but he's since changed...

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