Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I sampled harvested corn in West Alton. Soil moisture was good to excessive on some of the lower ground. I sampled a rather large field on the Missouri River side of the county and my customer was able to harvest even less acres than last year because of the spring wetness. Sandier ground in the area was very dry but loose. Some of the silty clays were very dry and difficult to probe. Harvest progress is similar to other places I have been. Soybeans would still benefit from rain and it is in the forecast for tomorrow.